This past weekend your Detroit Tradesmen took to the field for the first time this year, shaking the cobwebs off at the St. Patrick’s Day tournament in Savannah, Georgia. Taking two sides, they would compete in both the Club and Premier brackets over the next two days.
The first match of the day saw the Club side take on the Southern Collegiate All-Stars. Though your Tradesmen pushed hard, they were simply outperformed and fell to the All-Stars, 12-47. The next match saw the Premier side take on Palmer Chiropractic College, a Division 1 team out of Davenport, Iowa. With a steady start, however losing some momentum in the second half, they were able to secure a win, 33-24. The second matches of the day took place simultaneously at 3pm, stretching the players and testing the resolve of both sides. The Club side took on Palmer’s B side, managing the match well, staying ahead for most of the game until Palmer overcame the Tradesmen late in the second half, 33-36. Though a loss, this was a significant improvement from that morning’s match. The Premier side took on USA South and managed the match very well, winning 24-18. The game ended with a fantastic sideline conversion kick by Adam Saad.
Sunday was rather difficult for the Tradesmen, both clubs falling in their first matches. The Premier side would fall to Life Chiropractic-South in the semi-finals, a match they will be looking to avenge when Life makes their way up to Detroit on April 1st. The Club side would also lose their consolation match against the Atlanta Renegades. The last match of the day would see the Premier side take on Palmer A side again, though Palmer would choose to forfeit the match.
Brad Allen, Andy Dauser, Ben Wendt, Tod Else, Ryan Koenig, Jon Zemmer, Joel Runyon, Jeremy Jewell, Aaron Peacock, Pawel Fadanelli, Steve Wolf, Pat Khalaf, Chening Duker, Pat Keady, Rommy Sleiman, Todd Shimshock, Derek Fraser, Joe Bargerstock, Christian Mentzer, Kevin Muto, Mike Metz, Emosi Mulevoro, Soni Hafoka, Chad McCormick, Ahmad Harajaly, Dave Hiltzik, Aaron Cooch, Ishmail Bazzi, Ryan Ruspaj, George Andary, Imad Harajaly, Adam Saad