Disch's Team Claims Illini Football Winter Conditioning Championship
March 23, 2009
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In the final day of competition, Disch's squad of Jon Asamoah, Randall Hunt, Antonio James, Eddie Viliunas, Evan Frierson, Mikel LeShoure, Nate Bussey, Jeff Cumberland and Mark Burgess, slightly edged Gilmore's team by a score of 5-4. The tight battle included Gilmore's team of Craig Wilson, Graham Pocic, Rahkeem Smith, Michael Hoomanawanui, Nate Palmer, Daniel Dufrene, Bo Flowers, A.J. Jenkins and Sean Anderson.
Prior to the championship, the Most Valuable Players were named. Safety Bussey and tight end Hoomanawanui went undefeated at 8-0 and guard Asamoah finished 7-1. Other head-to-head competitions had Curt Mallory's squad defeating Mike Schultz' team 4-3-1 for third place; Jim Pry's group defeated Joe Gilbert's squad 5-2-2 for fifth; and Kurt Beathard's team edged Mike Woodford's group, 4-3-1 for seventh (see teams below).
#1 seed-Team 1 (Disch) defeated #2 seed-Team 3 (Gilmore) -- 5-4
#3 seed-Team 2 (Mallory) defeated #4-seed Team 6 (Schultz) -- 4-3-1
#6 seed-Team 4 (Pry) defeated #5-seed Team 8 (Gilbert) -- 5-2-2
#7 seed- Team 7 (Beathard) defeated #8-seed Team 5 (Woody) -- 4-3-1