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Posted On: 04/26/18 6:49 PM
The Proving Grounds 16u event kicks off Friday night and will include some of the best teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and others areas.
The Who: It’s 42 teams coming to proving themselves against some of the better teams in the upper Midwest. The following areas are represented: Kansas (2), Minnesota (21), North Dakota (3), Illinois (3), Iowa (2), Nebraska (1), Canada (2), South Dakota (1), and Wisconsin (7). Familiar names like Omaha Crusaders, Minnesota Heat, Minnesota Fury, Minnesota Select, Wisconsin Playmakers, Iowa Prep, Wisconsin Academy, and others.
The What. As far as the locals go this event will have 11 of the top 25 ranked teams in the state of Minnesota. The event favorite is Fury Zurn who is 9-1 after two events with a championship to their name. They are ranked second in Minnesota. The top local contenders will be 7th ranked Heat Moberg and 8th ranked Fury Kline. This will be the top 16s Heat team and you know the talented second Fury squad would like a shot at Fury Zurn. Also 12th ranked Heat Presbi, 14th ranked Crossfire Pederson, 16th ranked WC United, 21st ranked Select Kich, and 19th ranked Select Okafor are all competing in this event. Add in#22 D1 Rise, #23 Grassroots, and #24 TC Finest and you have a very healthy local group. Out of North Dakota the event has the 3rd ranked team in the PHD area (that’s North Dakota and South Dakota) in ND Attack plus 5th ranked DTA Gold.
The When. Everything starts this Friday night as games initially tip-off at 6:30.
The Where. Bloomington Kennedy and Bloomington Jefferson will be the weekend hosts to the Proving Grounds.
The Why. Come see good teams and talent. Here is some of the best local Minnesota talent that will be in Bloomington.