Several Midwest Penguins teams competed in the Badger Bid National Qualifier event in Menomonee Falls this past weekend. Participating teams included Penguin 131, 141, 14-Elite, 151, 15-Elite, 161 teams.
All teams competed well, and four came away with bids to USAV Nationals. The 13-1 and 14-1 team both took first place in their tournaments and walked away with National bids. The 15-Elite and 16-1 earned American Bids.
"It was a great weekend for Midwest Penguins Volleyball," said Anne Slattery, club co-director. "We are very proud of the way all our teams competed."
With the exception of the 13s tournament, each team participated in a two-day event. Teams were required to win enough games in pool play to qualify for the second day of games. The 13s tournament, with seven teams, competed on Sunday.
Midwest Penguins 171s team competed for its chance at a national bid last weekend. The team faced some tough competition, and came up short when vying for its National Bid. The 17s team will participate in USAV Nationals in the Patriot Division, but will join the 151s team, and the 14 Elite team by competing for a second chance at a national bid at qualifying events in Indianapolis at the end of March.
For weekend updates on all our teams, visit the individual team pages here.
"Our teams are literally crushing it this year at Nationals. We couldn't be more proud of these athletes and their coaches. Keep it up ladies.
Their success is a testament to all the hard work you've ALL put in to help make Midwest Penguins great.
As we wrap up this season, we're looking ahead to next year- Our 20th ANNIVERSARY as a club.
Wow. We can't hardly believe it. It feels like just yesterday we put together our first team.
This club has brought so many great people together- incredible athletes, coaches, parents... incredible friends... an incredible family.
We're so glad each and every one of you has been a part of our journey- and we ask that you help us remember.
Please share with us your Penguin memories. Post your past team photos to our Page, tag your friends and invite them to share, or just send us an email email@example.com
As we look ahead to our 20th Anniversary we'll be looking for your ideas for a reunion.
The Penguin family has always been a close one, and this year we're looking to celebrate what has helped make Midwest Penguins great.
Anne & Janice
Our new "mini club" season is designed to fit the schedules of many busy families.
It's the perfect blend of training, competition and tournament play.
Eight weeks- 26 practices - 3 Tournaments
Session II begins March 9!
Registration is now open for The Midwest Penguins Annual Big Ball Bash.
This year's event will take place on two weekends,
Friday May 5th & Friday May 12th, 2017
Teams can select which evening they'd like to play.
The event is open to anyone willing to accept the challenge, and take on the 4-foot ball!
Proceeds from the event will benefit E.C.H.O., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of healthy living, and Midwest Penguins team headed to 2017 Nationals.
SIGN UP your team for a night of FUN, LAUGHS, & FRIENDS