Some of the best 15s-18s club volleyball teams in the state are heading in different directions this weekend, but all of them will find tough competition in both places.
In the Wisconsin Dells, The JVA Showcase is traditionally the tournament in the Midwest that pulls in all the outstanding teams in the Big 10 region. Competition in age groups 15s-18s begins in Wisconsin on Friday and runs through Sunday.
In the 18 Open division, Nebraska Juniors 18 Black is the #3 seed out of 50 teams while Nebraska Elite 18 Freak Show comes in as the #17 overall seed.
Nebraska Juniors 18 Black – the #8 team in the nation – is in the same power pool as Sports Performance 18 Elite (ranked #13 in the nation) Fusion 18 Black and M1 181. Nebraska Elite 18 Freak Show, meanwhile, is the top seed in its pool, which also features Sports Performance 18 Wave, Six Pack 16 and Wisconsin Performance.
In 17 Open, Nebraska Juniors 17 Black (which won the tournament as 16s) is in a power pool as well featuring IlliniElite, WVA 17 Black and Crossfire of Minnesota. Nebraska Juniors 17 Black is the #4 overall seed in the 17 Open division – which has 36 teams.
In 16 Open, Nebraska Juniors 16 Black is seeded #29 out of 60 teams and in 15 Open, Nebraska Juniors 15 Black is seeded #19 out of 52 teams.
You can follow all the schedules and results for the JVA Showcase by clicking HERE.
In Denver, also this Friday-Sunday, the Colorado Crossroads USAV National Qualifier features 16s-18s teams vying for bids to the national championships.
In 18 Open in Denver, Premier 18 Gold is seeded 17th out of 56 teams.
In 17 Open, Premier 17 Gold is seeded 7th out of 48 teams while Nebraska Elite 171 SWAT is seeded 22nd. In 17 American, Premier 17 Black is seeded 9th.
In 16 Open, Nebraska Elite 16 Vici is seeded #7 overall while Premier 16 Gold is #23. In the 16 American division, Nebraska Impact 161 Ksuma is seeded #12 and Premier 16 Black is seeded #36.
You can follow all the schedules and results for Colorado Crossroads by clicking HERE.