Kelly looking pretty buff leading his 300 4.0s
Kelly and his band of 300 4.0s descended on Cowtown last weekend and snagged the FW tri-level invitation to sectionals. No real surprise there. After all there were only two teams in the whole event. With this team fielding a horde of 4.0s and there only being two teams, it seemed like someone wouldn't get qualified. Well, they went with an 8.5 line for Saturday's matches and that got five 4.0s in the qualified column. Luckily Miller was nice enough to play a third match even though they were down 2-0 so Rigney could get his participation medal on Sunday. That also let Kelly and Pollard get one match in so it ended up being a big match.
While not exactly a good measurement of how this team might fair at sectionals, there were only two close matches. One was at the 4.5 line and one was at the 4.0 line but both were teams that likely don't see the big matches come February.
This FW team is a lock to win all its 3.5 matches. It's 4.0 and 4.5 lines are obviously good but there have also been teams at sectionals over the last few years that could have beaten what FW will bring on those two lines. That should make it very interesting as we get closer.
And personally I'm always more interested when I've found a theme for an event.