Greater Omaha Leagues represented at Victory Grappling Championships & Victory Fighting Championships
Occasionally Greater Omaha Leagues has the pleasure to sponsor participants in activities other than traditional bar game sports. This was the case on July 27th, 2013. Greater Omaha Leagues sponsored a youth
grappler for the inaugural Victory Grappling Championships at the Ralston Arena, as well as a MMA fighter for the Victory Fighting Championships event later that night.
We are thrilled to spread the word about our amazing league system with the help of a select few people who represent us with respect and professionalism. Our youth grappler was none other than our own dart league player, Kole Gray; whose moniker “The Pitbull” is put on display each time he steps onto the mat, whether it is in a wrestling tournament or a submission grappling event like this one.
We also offer our continued support of amateur mixed martial
arts fighter Mike Messer, who was competing on the undercard of Victory Fighting Championships 40; live in front of 4,000 screaming fans. Messer, a former collegiate baseball player, has turned his competitive sights on mixed martial arts and puts just as much work into honing this craft as his previous one. Both Gray and Messer helped each other train for their respective events in the weeks leading up July 27th at Evolve MMA.
Kole Gray finished his grappling tournament with a Silver Medal,
coming up short against the eventual Gold Medalist after getting caught in a kimura submission with 10 seconds left in the round. Gray has vowed to continue his training and redeem himself at the next Victory Grappling Championships on December 14th, 2013…once again at the Ralston Arena.
Mike Messer fought a three round war with Bellevue wrestler Troy
Nawrocki (6-1) in a fight that could have been considered for the Fight of the Night Award. Even in defeat, Messer was respectful and gave his opponent credit for his successful strategy and told us following the event that he would return to the gym and continue working on his skillset and cardio conditioning. Either way, both Gray and Messer have their heads held high and are focused on the next event. Greater Omaha Leagues are proud to be represented by both Kole Gray and
Greater Omaha Leagues is proud to have sent a couple of our players to compete in Checker’s Bar Summer Splash Open Dart Tournament July
20th – 21st. The two players who represented Greater Omaha Leagues were Steve Garrean Jr. and Wes Babcock, who play together on Monday nights in the Doubles 501/Cricket league out of the Firebarn Sports Bar& Grill on 48th & L in Omaha, Nebraska.
The two made the trip on Friday and represented both Greater
Omaha Leagues and Firebarn Sports Bar & Grill in the Doubles Cricket,
Doubles 501, Singles Cricket and Singles 501 events. Players from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota made the trip out to compete in the weekend dart series that featured some stiff competition in each event. The following is the results our players finished with in each event:
Doubles Cricket: 5th Place
Doubles 501: 2nd Place
Singles Cricket: Steve (Tied 5th/6th) Wes (Tied 5th/6th)
Singles 501: Steve (3rd Place) Wes (5th Place)
Again we want to congratulate these players on what they accomplished and thank them for representing the league. We appreciate our players representing our leagues in any tournaments, regardless of size, location, etc.
Stoli's Lounge is hosting it's first big dart tournament. Over the past several weeks, the new owner has been remodeling the bar and making it more player friendly for both darts and pool.
Now that things are coming along nicely, Stoli's is ready to offer a 10.0 Team (4 player) dart tournament on Saturday August 17th, 2013. The entry fee is $20/team, but there will be $30/team added to the pot by Stoli's Lounge and Greater Omaha Leagues.
This event is pre-register only and registration must be completed by August 12th, 2013. There are multiple ways to register. You can stop by Stoli's Lounge on 120th & Dodge and register in person, contact Steve@gamesales.com or call (402) 350-4125 to arrange an appointment or you can register online at www.greateromahaleagues.com via Paypal.
If this event is a success, Stoli's Lounge looks to continue offering events like this one in the future to give area dart players more options for competition as well as fun. This tournament is open to all players, regardless of skill level or league they play in. Stats from other leagues will also be accepted. The format for the tournament will be a race to 3, Double Elimination, All Cricket.
Stoli's Lounge is also providing drink specials for players to take advantage of: $6 pitchers, $4 Jager/UV/Vegas Bombs and $3 Fireballs. Help us spread the word and make this an ongoing event for everyone to enjoy.