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Tampa Bay Brigade vs. SWFL Sharks – Matchup Preview

by Jul 15, 2021Match Previews0 comments

 

 

Saturday

7/17/2021

6 PM

Valor Fitness Headquarters

 

The biggest rivalry in the North is the Sharks vs the Brigade.

The Sharks have never won against the Brigade but came within literal seconds of beating them the last time them met.

The Brigade had been dominate over the Northern Conference for the first three years of the League but slipped behind the Aces and the Wild in the As 1 Tournament in December.

In the Season Opener match the Sharks were missing some key players, and suffered a big loss to the reigning champs, the Fort Lauderdale Lions. They will be looking to bounce back by relying on longtime returning players Rachel Meola, Fransisco Gomez and Quentin Ambrioso to anchor the team. Promising rookies Jenna Riddle and Valerie Gunning will be looking to make big impact.

The Brigade want to get back to the conference dominance they became accustomed to. They are starting veteran players Jess Krezmien, bodyweight specialist Abby Wilkins and strength specialists Ricky Morgan and Noel Leka (who missed the Season Opener because he was competing in Olympic weightlifting Nationals) along with some rookies coming off strong performances in the opener in Sydney Witter, Kyrsten Brockmann, and Marissa Oxenford.

Brigade - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

18Jess Krezmien12Ricky Morgan
83Sophia Davenport24Noel Leka
20Sydney Witter08Gustavo Amarchand
21Krysten Brockmann24Mike Hart
03Abbey Wilkins30Chris Cioffi

 

ALTERNATES

 

11Marissa Oxenford20 Mike Brower (WildCard)
15Sam DeCristofaro  

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match.

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.

 

Sharks - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

15Valerie Gunning29Francisco Gomez
25Sarina Clark7Derek Anderson
00Jenna Riddle27Kevin Schultz
3Rachael Meola12Quentin Ambrioso
8Andrea Collier42Nick Habich

 

ALTERNATES

 

24Alexis Dempsey (WildCard)15Fernando Burga
22Kara Palumbo5Michael Cintron
    

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match.

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.