Did You Know...... that Ben Liston has to try again next year in New Hampshire?
Shmeland with Ben Liston
The latest showdown between defending AAA Class champion Shmeland and Minimal Compliance ended up exactly as it did last year. Shmeland won by two points after a rollercoaster competition. Both teams scored higher than in January 2013 and made it just as exciting in a different way.
They once again exchanged heavy blows, and Shmeland was only three points up after Round 6. The scores of Round 7 seemed to change everything for good, as the defending champion added six points to the lead and was ten points ahead after Round 8.
Two teams and running the meet: Ben Liston
The Fallout Reunion (Kim Hollander, Kim Schuyler, Bob Schuyler, Dave Grabowski) was rewarded with bronze medals in the AAA Class, and the current Fallout lineup also competed in the AA Class. Kim and Bob Schuyler added a gold medal to their collection after a busy 20-round day, with Dave Gifford and Hollie Reno in the lineup.
Meet director Ben Liston was even busier. He tried to defeat the Shmeland archrivals, while running the event. Then he also competed with his former Mass Defiance videographer Steve "Scuba" Feldman in the AA Class for Ride it like its Stolen. His AA Class team missed the bronze medals after a similar rollercoaster competition.
Ready for action next door this year: Surf's Up at SkyVenture New Hampshire
The SkyVenture New Hampshire facilities looked differently this year. Last year's visit at the same event showed a construction area next to the wind tunnel building. The "Surf's Up" amusement park, with the "Fish Pipe", climbing wall and Tiki Bar was in the works.
All the dots and walls were connected this year, and the water was flowing during the competition - on the other side of the wall...