CALUMET, Mi. The 61st Annual Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament from Agassiz Field was a huge success. 14 teams from around the Midwest settled into Calumet on Friday for an evening of food and comradery. Bringing players from as far as Texas and Virginia, but also international players from Tawain and Australia that had made the pilgrimage to the Frisbee birth land. Five teams registered to represent the Keweenaw during the weekend.
Saturday morning round robin left Appleton Assassins with top seed only due to being the returning champions. Beer City of Milwaukee, Boomtown Saints of Lansing, ShottleBop of Hancock/Calumet, and Carmelita's of Calumet/Wisc/Ill rounded out the top five spots.
Sundays play had Bucks Birgade vs ShottleBop in the Loser bracket semifinals with ShottleBop coming out ahead, 21-19 in this single elimination game.
The Winner's bracket semifinals had Boomtown saints playing Appleton Assassins for advancement into the finals. Appleton came out on top in 2 games, 21-13 and 21-17.
ShottleBop took on Boomtown in the loser bracket finals in an incredible game. Boomtown was up 19-10 until ShottleBop made and unprecedented comeback to bring the score with in one, 19-18. Boomtown ended up on top 21-19.
Appleton Assasssins took on Boomtown in the finals, 21-13 & 21-18, to take their 3rd IFT crown and earning the rights to drink from the Nachezel cup.
Adam Swanson from Appleton Assassins earned the Healy Family MVP for outstanding play during the tournament.
Joe Essman took home the Jon Davis Spirit of Guts award. This award is given to someone who participates in the tournament with the proper mixture of competitiveness, sportsmanship and fun.
International Frisbee Inc. wishes to thank all of our great sponsors and fans for helping make this another fantastic tournament.