Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014

Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014 Arch Rival's Smashinistas took home the home-team championship in front of a couple of thousand fans in St Louis this weekend too. Photo: Bob Dunnell

This weekend was the first of serious division one action of 2014, and we got a number of shock results from it. Before you read on, though, do check out our new WFTDA league table–it shows off the latest rankings and all the teams’ movements since the last ranking period from top to bottom to give you instant context on every result and every team’s momentum in the season so far.

D1FW 7th: (7) Wasatch Shuts Down (8) Cincinnati, 275-95

FORT WAYNE, IN — Sunday’s battle for 7th place between 7th-seeded Wasatch and 8th-seeded Cincinnati was a relatively tight contest for the first 20 minutes, but Wasatch completely took over at that point. A half-spanning 132-6 run for Wasatch put the game far out of reach; with Wasatch’s 275-95 win, both teams ended up playing to seed.

D1FW: (5) Rose Shears (8) Cincinnati, 414-116

D1FW: (5) Rose Shears (8) Cincinnati, 414-116 Photo: Dave Wood

FORT WAYNE, IN–Rose City and Cincinnati came into the 6p.m. game to fight for a place in the fifth place game. Rose duly delivered; a 109-point opening salvo killed Cinci off before they ever got going, and 68 Scald Eagle points in the final two minutes just served to add insult to injury. Scald ended up with 204 of Rose’s points in a 414-116 victory that saw the Wheels of Justice lose two players to injury.

D1FW: (1) Denver Whomps (8) Cincinnati, 419-50

D1FW: (1) Denver Whomps (8) Cincinnati, 419-50 Photo: Dave Wood.

FORT WAYNE, IN — After their thrilling last-jam comeback win over Bleeding Heartland in the tournament opener, 8 seed Cincinnati took a thorough pounding at the hands of tournament top seed and WFTDA #2 Denver. Denver’s defense dominated start to finish during a 369-point schooling, leaving Denver the victors 419-50.