Cave Stars start with Silver !!
The Cave Stars were formed in the summer of 2011. With a team consisting of both beginners and veterans, it was uncertain what the tournament season would bring. What is certain though is that the team was full of motivation and the desire to see positive results every time they stepped on the field. Built on a foundation of hard, consistant work and fueled by the passion for the sport, the Cave Stars practice every weekend at their home field, Jaegers Subsurface Paintball, in Kansas City, Missouri.
After months of preparation and countless numbers of drills, it was time for PSP Galveston. Although it was the first national event for some of the team, the winter training erased any unnerving thoughts and reinforced one simple fact. We were ready. After a 15 hour drive, we arrived Friday in Galveston and were welcomed by the cold and rainy weather. We spent the afternoon at the field, taking in all of what a national event had to offer. The next morning, we arrived at the fields only to find many of them had been destroyed overnight. Instead of playing on the remaining flooded fields, we were moved to the mercifully dry Galveston Island Paintball field for prelims. The Cave Stars showed just how effective their preseason training had been and cruised through prelims only dropping one point in the process. Once back at the hotel for the night, a few team members stayed up anxiously waiting for Sunday’s schedule to be posted. With finals day finally upon us, it was time to prove that we belonged there. Playing on the damaged, flooded, mud-filled fields, the Cave Stars once again displayed their dominance through the semi-finals by confidently winning every game. The Cave Stars then fought valiantly in the finals but ultimately finished with a silver medal. Placing second in their first national tournament together, the Cave Stars left Galveston with their heads held high and motivated more than ever for PSP Chicago.
The Cave Stars would like to thank PSP for organizing an extremely well-run tournament and for displaying world class flexibility and ingenuity in the face of Mother Nature’s adversity. We would also like to thank Planet Eclipse for providing us with the best markers out there and our brand new, custom printed jerseys that helped us to be the best looking team of the tournament.
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