He was able to attend a few practices with the team before loading up on a bus and heading out to Concord, CA to represent the Utah 8th Graders. They beat Reno in their first round and, despite being the underdog, finished with a win against Sacramento (who was slated 3rd in that regions age bracket). That means, on to the Regional playoffs for the West next weekend in Sacramento, CA. We will play Seattle first and then play for the Western region championship. From there, the winners from the 4 regions meet in San Antonio, TX to play in the Alamodome for the National title.
It is an awesome opportunity and I am so excited for him to get to be a part of it. For a team that was together only a few short weeks, I think they rock to be even where they are now. The tournament started with 48 and we are now in the top 16 playing for a spot in the final four. Go Team Utah!!!
You can follow the "Road to the Championship" brackets at www.fbunc.com if you are interested. :)
|Team sandwiches for the bus ride|
|Parker and Karter waiting to go|
|Loading the gear|
|Loading the bus|
|After the win against Sacramento .. on to the Regional playoffs|