Columbia, SC – The final game of the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs in Columbia brought together #1 seed Rose City and #3 seed Denver, both teams coming off of two hard-fought wins throughout the weekend. While Rose City held a strong lead for the duration of the game, consistently scoring 6.5 points to every 3.5 points for Denver, both teams displayed the strong defense and incredible jammer talent expected at this level of play. Denver put up a noble fight against the reigning world champions, but in the end, Rose City’s all-around consistently strong gameplay earned them the gold medal in this tournament, winning 250-137.
COLUMBIA, SC – When these two teams met back in March, Jacksonville won 231-91. At the 2016 D1 International Playoffs after a back and forth game with 3 lead changes, Jacksonville won less decisively, 170-131, and left with a seeding deficit, sliding to #3 place from #2 tournament entry, but still confirming their place at Champs this year ahead of #4 Atlanta, who left at the position they entered.