September 8th, 2014

Chain takes 3rd at ECC

Chain Lightning finished third at the Emerald City Classic in Burlington, WA, with an up-and-down — but promising — performance. This finale for the Triple Crown Tour’s Pro Flight featured the series’ top 8 teams returning from last year. Chain finished with a 3-3 record, but snared victories over the top 2 seeds entering play (Revolver/SF and Sockeye/Seattle). A semifinal loss to eventual champion Machine (Chicago) was answered with a final game victory over GOAT (Toronto) to secure the bronze.

 Chain takes 3rd at ECC

13 – 11 Sockeye
7 – 13 Johnny Bravo
11 – 13 Doublewide
13 – 11 Revolver
11 – 15 Chicago Machine
15 – 9 GOAT

July 15th, 2014

Runner-up at Chesapeake

Chain Lightning had a strong weekend in Maryland, finishing 5-2 with a loss in the finals at the Chesapeake Invite. The team’s only pool play loss was by 1 to Truck Stop (DC). After knocking off Ring of Fire (NC) in the semis, Chicago’s Machine avenged a 7-13 loss to the ATL on Saturday with a solid 13-8 win in the championship.

9ecf4d3cc12d471c83e2b4e2c69dbc4f1 Runner up at Chesapeake

The tournament was a Pro-Elite Challenge leg of of USAU’s Triple Crown Tour. The Emerald City Classic at the end of August is the next big chance for Chain to prove itself against high-level competition.

July 1st, 2014

Chain Lightning in 2014

For the 2014 season, Chain Lightning will line up with 26 men, including 4 rookies. The newcomers are Sam Little from UGA, Allan Laviolette from Western Washington University (!), and Brian Moore and Austin Little, both from the University of Alabama. The team loses 7 players from last year’s squad (Arenson, Bailey, Leonard, Lokke, Monforti, Stubbs, and Tunnell), including some 25 years of Chain experience in Dylan Tunnell and Frito Monforti.

name no. ht. age yrs college
Goforth, Taylor 88 6’07” 26 2 Kennesaw St.
Krieger, Jack 1 5’11” 24 2 Illinois, Ga. Tech
Berendes, David 21 6’05” 27 5 Duke
Clark, Jay 7 6’02” 25 3 Tufts, Ga. Tech
Stringer, Andy 32 6’01” 28 2 Colorado St.
Conger, Tyler 10 6’00” 27 3 Virginia
Dahl, Jolian 60 6’02” 29 5 Colorado
Erickson, Elliott 5 5’08” 22 4 Georgia
Olsen, Christian 24 5’10” 22 2 Emory
Hollingworth, Andrew 3 5’11” 26 5 Tufts
Inselmann, Jared 11 6’03” 32 3 UPenn, UNC-CH
Hannah, Blake 55 6’02” 25 2 GCSU
Liu, Byron 8 5’09” 25 4 Emory
Spinks, Trenton 87 6’03” 24 2 GSU
Moore, Brian 22 6’02” 23 1 Alabama
Poole, Mark 19 5’10” 29 5 GCSU
Laviolette, Allan 6 5’07” 25 1 Western Washington
Taylor, Austin 2 5’10” 22 1 Alabama
Snow, Russell 16 5’09” 29 7 Ga. Tech
Spear, Michael 15 5’11” 27 4 Ga. Tech
Little, Sam 9 6’01” 21 1 Georgia
Spiva, Nick 36 6’01” 25 4 Colorado Coll.
Swanson, Greg 18 6’01” 28 10 Georgia
Wilson, Asa 47 5’10” 30 7 UCSB
Wooten, Frank 12 6’05” 29 8 Georgia
Wooten, Joel 13 6’05” 36 9 Ga. Tech