The Catshack Reports spoke directly to Junior Brown of Sacramento XSV on the big win this past weekend at the 10th Anniversary NPPL Surf City Open at Huntington Beach. “I am still on cloud nine” Junior reports on the big victory for the team. “I have been at every Surf City Open event for the past ten years, this event is my “World Cup” but I have never experienced a win until now” Junior went on to say with great pride. The Catshack Reports then asked about some of the latest drama that is all the buzz with respect to the “JRab” incident. “Every sport needs a little drama and this is no different” Junior was quick to reply. Of course we are referring to the final match with XSV, in the last moment as JRab was eliminated and after the horn blew, in the heat of the moment JRab fired hitting snake player Jaime of XSV. This resulted in a few shoves …… again I have noted entire benches cleared in a good pro hockey or baseball game. After the fact JRab did apologize profusely “XSV really appreciated the apology and certainly we are all already past it, no harm done” Junior went on to remark.
What lead up to XSV’s victory at Huntington Beach? we then asked the front man for XSV “We have been working on the team structure for the past 4 years” Junior stated matter of factly “as opposed to flying in the very best from across North America, Rich and I have gathered young talent to build on and work with. Assembling top talent is only a short term fix. Furthermore we are so thankful for JT Paintball and the level of support we as a team have gotten, their help has been immense. Players such as Riley Sullivan have fallen into their own, Jerry and Jaime have been with us for two years and have helped us grow stronger as a team. While we are still experiencing growing pains and continue to make simple mistakes, we have learned to win now. I liken it to draft picks in other top sports such as baseball or hockey”
For the rest of 2012 there will not be much in the way of any major changes for Sacramento XSV, NPPL Surf City Open was the first time the team brought in a second crew for the D1 Division. Another project XSV is developing to further bolster their ranks eventually for the Pro Division.
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Top Four Finishers in All Divisions
PRO (Total Teams Competing: 14)1st XSV 2nd Tampa Bay Damage 3rd San Diego Dynasty 4th Arsenal
D1 (Semi-Pro) (Total Teams Competing: 11)1st TX Storm 2nd Camp Pendleton Raiders 3rd Impact Echo 4th Dynasty 2
Traditional 7-man FormatDivision 4 7-man (Total Teams Competing: 17) 1st DMG 2nd Good For Nothing 2 3rd Midway MOB 4th Fuzion Rage
Division 2 7-man (Total Teams Competing: 23)1st Arsenal Kidz 2nd Camp Pendleton Raiders 3rd Maxâ€™d Kidz 4th Wicked
Pump RACE-to-2 (Total Teams Competing: 4)1st HenchMen 2nd West Coast Sharks 2 3rd Ronin 4th A.P.C.
Division 4 RACE-to-4 (Total Teams Competing: 8 )1st RIT Tigers Orange 2nd Mayhem 3rd NXN 4th RIT Tigers Black
Â Photos courtesy of Gary Baum
Division 3 RACE-to-4 (Total Teams Competing: 4)1st WC Grizzlies 2nd DC Onslaught 3rd Centermass 4th Poison Ivy
For photos of the event be sure to check out Gary Baum’s work at paintballphotography.com