Gateway Region teams have seen great early season success at qualifiers!
HPSTL 18 Royal started off earning a USA Bid in Chicago at the Winter Championships over MLK weekend. Rockwood 18 Elite earned our region's Freedom Bid thru a trickle down from HPSTL 18 Royal at our Gateway League - Bid Weekend. And a weekend later at the Dennis Lafata Boys Qualifier our Girls 18s Bid event allocated 2 more Regional Bids. HPSTL 18 Royal earned our National Bid, which trickled their USA Bid to Rockwood 18 Elite. Rockwood 18 Elite's Freedom bid then trickled past our 3rd place finisher to our 4th place finisher, Core STL 18-1. Our 3rd place finisher, BSVBC 18 Black accepted the Region's American Bid.
BSVBC 18 Black then went on to Qualify in the Liberty Division in Indianapolis at the MEQ, trickling their American bid to Core STL 18-1. The Freedom bid trickled to Rockwood 18 Navy!
In our 17s age division, Northern Lights was the qualifier setting that saw 2 of our teams earn bids outside our region. Rockwood 17 Navy earned a USA Bid while HP South 17 Premier earned a Liberty Bid. Currently, our Rockwood 17 Elite holds our region's Freedom Bid.
In our 16s age division, Sunshine Classic in Florida awarded 2 of our region teams their bids. HPSTL 16 Royal earned their Open Bid, while Core STL U16 Navy earned their Liberty Bid. HPSTL 16 Royal's Freedom Bid has currently trickled to Rockwood 16 Elite.
HP Illinois 16 National qualified at the Mideast Qualifier in the USA Division, bringing home another bid for our region.