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Boomtown Saints reclaim IFT championship

A familiar team from Lansing drank from the Julius T. Nachazel Cup Sunday evening, following two days of competition at the Hancock Driving Park.

The 63rd International Frisbee Tournament consisted of 12 teams, with a local squad coming within points of playing for the championship. Hancock’s Shottle Bop crew ended up taking third place.

A member of the winning Boomtown Saints squad also took home the MVP trophy. Ryan Scott says the team has been a part of the IFT since 2004, winning on multiple occasions, but it had been several years. That made Sunday’s victory one to savor.

To pull it out here at the end in two games, it’s just…it’s incredible.

According to guts Frisbee archivist Dennis Walikainen, the win marks the seventh victory in the IFT for the Boomtown Saints. The top four teams received cash prizes, up to $1,000 for the winners. The runners-up hailed from Appleton, Wisconsin and in fourth was the Wolfpack of Marquette.

The format consisted of a winner’s bracket, requiring advancing teams to win best-two-of-three series each round. A loser’s bracket gave everyone a second chance to keep their hopes alive. The Boomtown Saints took advantage of that opportunity to secure the championship.

Ryan Scott from the Boomtown Saints with the Healy Family MVP Award.

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