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Elsberry residents Jordan Haworth and Chris Conner, members of The Dream Team Dodgeball Squad, competed Nov. 10 and 11 in the Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball Championship in Los Angeles, CA. Team members also included BJ Kuntz of St. Charles, Zach Hays of Wentzville and Matt DeRouen of St. Louis.
In order to be invited to the championship tourney, the group first had to win the regional qualifier held at Sky Zone St. Louis in Chesterfield. The winners received money to help defray expenses for their trip to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles tournament included 21 teams from across the United States and Canada. The teams were divided into four divisions with the top two in each division then advancing to the championship round of play. First place was awarded a trophy and $25,000; second, third and fourth places also receiving a monetary award. The local group placed fourth in the competition. According to Haworth, “competition was intense.” He also stated, “I know all of us are looking forward to next year.”
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