Archive for Tournament Results
Perhaps you weren’t awake at 6:40 in the morning on Friday, June 17. But Starlings from the Oceanside and Oakland teams were not just out of bed, but getting a taste of how a morning news segment is produced.
San Diego 6 News in the Morning’s Ruben Galvan made a special visit to Alliant University to preview the 2011 Starlings National Tournament, which was also featured on the 10 p.m. broadcast. Thanks to Ruben for his support!
They came from places like New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Houston, Oakland, the Navajo reservations of Arizona. Over four days (June 18-21), some 1,500 Starlings girls played, danced, laughed, and frolicked at the famous beaches of San Diego at the 12th annual event.
The fun began at the Opening Ceremony, where teams marched in waving club banners, met their Sister Teams, applauded for the announced winners of the Literary/Art Contest, and listened to Olympic gold medalist and breast cancer survivor Deena Schmidt give a riveting talk on awareness and prevention of the disease.
Fierce competition revealed a new power in the Starlings club of Omaha, winning both the 18s and 14s Gold Division titles. Capturing first place in the 14s Gold Division was South Bay (Carson, Calif.) and the youngsters of Shonto (Ariz.) walked with the 12s gold medals.
Saturday night featured USAV’s High Performance Coordinator Heath Hoke conducting a tryout for over 100 Starlings girls, while Starlings national coaching director Tod Mattox led a coaching clinic featuring guest speaker Jim Stone, head coach of Ohio State.
To view a poem awarded First Place in the 2009 Literary/Art Contest (7th and 8th grade division), click here. This years theme was “What a Starling Can Do to Fight Breast Cancer.”
Pictured: Above, Houston’s Starlings were among the over 1,500 on hand for the Opening Ceremony of the 2009 Nationals. Below, Olympic gold medalist and breast cancer survivor Deena Schmidt shared her message of awareness and prevention of the disease at the opening ceremony.
|1 City of LA Trent 18 Gold Champion||17 Indianapolis 18 Bronze Champion|
|2 San Gabriel Red||18 Oakland|
|3 Watsonville||19 Mobile|
|4 Omaha||20 San Gabriel Blue|
|T5 Central Valley||T21 LA West|
|T7 Shonto||T21 Santee|
|T7 Tehachapi||T21 SD City|
|9 South Bay 18 Silver Champion||T21 Toledo|
|10 Clairemont Gerry 5||25 Houston 18 Copper Champion|
|11 Central Phoenix Mario||26 North Ontario|
|12 Eastlake||27 Lakeside|
|T13 High Desert 1||28 Salton City|
|T13 Mission Bay||29 City of LA Nancy|
|T13 Nashville||30 SD Navajo|
|T13 Oceanside||T29 Lakeside|
|1 San Gabriel Red 16 Gold Champion||19 SD Navajo Randy 16 Copper Champion|
|2 Tuba City||20 Santee|
|3 Omaha||21 Chicago Lakefront|
|4 San Gabriel White||22 Oceanside|
|T5 City of LA Beatrice||23 Scripps Ranch|
|T5 Clairemont Bill T5 Ridgecrest||24 Houston|
|7 Hacienda Heights Red 16 Silver Champion||25 Tehachapi 16 Flight 2 Champion|
|8 National City||26 Watsonville|
|9 Central Valley Lindsey||T27 Hacienda Heights Blue|
|10 High Desert 15||T27 Nashville|
|T11 Oakland||T29 Central Valley Briana|
|T11 Phoenix Kati||T29 Eastlake|
|13 City of LA Edward 16 Bronze Champion||T29 Lakeside|
|14 High Desert 16||T29 San Gabriel|
|15 SD Navajo Dennis||T29 San Gabriel Blue|
|16 South Central LA||33 LA West 16 Flight 3 Champion|
|T17 Baltimore||T36 Salton City|
|T17 Clairemont||T36 SD City|