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Players interested in getting in some additional reps can join us for open gym times on Wednesdays, June 1 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Peak Center. The cost is $10/person and players must be a USAV registered member. For more information, contact Eric Duda at email@example.com.
Congrats to Ryan Emmert, 17 EP standout, on her verbal commitment to continue her volleyball career at the University of Houston! We are proud of you!
OTHER RECENT COMMITMENTS!
Jordan Cramer, 17 EP – University of Central Oklahoma
Hallie Hembree, 17 EP – West Point (Army)
Congrats to Kaitlyn Dillon and Callie Bangasser on committing to play collegiately in college!
Kaitlyn, a 2016 grad and 18 EP player, has signed with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The DS/libero will head to Weatherford and become a Bulldog in the fall.
Callie Bangasser has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career at the University of Central Oklahoma. Callie will graduate in May, 2017. The future Broncho is a DS/libero for Coach Dewey’s 17 EP team.
We are proud of both these ladies!
In a tune-up for next week’s Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, a number of Peak teams took on the Tulsa Classic with three teams (12 EP, 14 EP, & 15 EP) coming away with titles. Congratulations to all our teams who competed (results reported below):
12-2 National – 5th
13-4 Regional – 20th
13-5 Select – 25th
13-3 Regional – 9th (Below)
15-3 – 9th
15-2 National – 3rd (Below)
12-1 EP – Champions (Below)
14-1 EP – Champions (Below)
15-1 EP – Champions (Below)
The Cox Business Center in Tulsa again hosted the 2016 Oklahoma Regional Championships and OP2 again laid claim to numerous regional titles! Having already had 3 teams receive national bids at qualifiers (13 EP, 16 EP & 18EP), Peak was hoping to break its own state record of qualifying 8 teams for the national tournament. With bids in hand, 16 EP and 18 EP did not attend regionals, while 13 EP was hoping to earn a national bid and hand its American bid to another Oklahoma team.
The 2-day event started on Saturday with 17 EP player, Jordan Cramer, singing the national anthem. Day 1 ended with 22 of 26 Peak teams earning gold bracket play on Sunday. By mid-afternoon on Sunday, the championship matches began to occur and Peak players, parents, and coaches were scrambling from court to court as Peak earned spots in the 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, and 17’s championship matches.
15-1 EP and 15 -2 National started the title run off right with an all-Peak final and both teams earning bids to the national tourney in Indy.
13-1 EP continued the run of titles with a 2-set win and earned a national bid. At the same time, the 13 -2 National team finished 3rd and claimed the American bid handed down by 13 EP.
With four bids in hand, 12-1 EP, and 14-1 EP followed suit claiming their bids in 2 sets to bring the bid count to 6 for the day.
Not far behind, 17-1 EP and 17-2 National decided to duplicate the 15’s final and make it Peak’s 2nd all-Peak final of the day. Again, both teams earned bids to Indy and brought the bid total to 8 for the weekend.
Coach Erickson and 11-1 EP, not wanting to be left out, finished the title hunt off in style, winning the 11’s championship in 2 sets.
With 8 bids claimed at Regionals, and 16-1 EP and 18-1 EP having already earned bids, Peak set a new Oklahoma record with 10 teams qualifying for the USAV National Championships in Indianapolis! The old record, held by Peak, was 8 teams qualifying. All totaled, Oklahoma Peak Performance claimed 6 of the 8 regional championships!
Before Sunday, OP2 had been the only club in Oklahoma to have a 2’s team earn bids to the national championships (having done it twice). On Sunday, three more 2’s teams (13-2, 15-2, and 17-2) punched their ticket to nationals in one year!
Congratulations to all on a great weekend. The success experienced by all our teams doesn’t happen with dedicated players, parents, and coaches. Thank you to all who help make great things happen for our players every year.
LOOK OUT INDIANAPOLIS! HERE WE COME!
Congratulations to 18 EP on winning the 18’s American division at the ShowMe National Qualifier in Kansas City. Coach Miraku’s team, playing with only 7 players due to injuries, capped off a stellar weekend with Peak’s 3rd national qualifying bid!
This age group became the most successful team in Oklahoma Region history going to the national tournament 6 times, qualifying at national qualifiers a record 6 times and qualifying in the open division of nationals 3 times. Only two other Oklahoma teams (both Peak teams) have ever qualified in the open division. This team achieved that accomplishment 3 times in their careers, finishing as high as 11th in their 14’s year. What a great way to end for a wonderful group of ladies! GO PEAK!
Coach Ellen Jezercak and her 13-1 EP team headed to St. Louis to compete in the Mid-East National Qualifier in hopes of being the 2nd Oklahoma team this season, and 2nd Peak team as well, to qualify for the USAV National Championships in Indianapolis this summer. Coach Jez’s team did not drop a set the entire tournament, winning all 10 matches in 2 sets. Great job ladies and Coach Jez! We are proud of you!
Congratulations to the ladies of 16 EP and Coach Ethridge on earning Oklahoma’s first bid to the USAV National Tournament in Indianapolis. Coach Ethridge’s team earned the bid with a 2nd place finish in the USA Division at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver. Great job to all!
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