Zielonko's CSG Gold

Iowa Team Wins Nebraska Gold

3 - Published July 27, 2011 by in Champions, Tournament

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Over the weekend, Zach Zielonko took a team of Des Moines area laxers to Omaha to compete in the 2011 edition of the Cornhusker State Games.  The team borrowed the Aces uniforms & identity (plus a few players) from the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association’s 2011 Summer Lacrosse League team of the same name (ok, in truth we planned this from the get go).  Among the clubs represented were Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Augustana, Kansas State, Utah, Michigan Tech, Penn State (NCLL), and Valley High School.

Only three teams entered this year’s event at the men’s level: Lincoln, Omaha, and the Aces.  The Lincoln and Omaha teams were essentially the Salt Creek Tiger Beetles and Rhinos from the Great Plains Lacrosse League, the competitive travel league for our area.  Their rosters have been playing together all summer against the best laxers in the Great Plains area of the Midwest, while the Aces have been beating each other up every Wednesday night in West Des Moines.

Zielonko's CSG Gold

It looks like our  local league paid some dividends as the Aces defeated both teams in the opening round before winning the championship 9-7.  With other regional tournaments already on the docket, the Des Moines Aces will hope to continue their success in the future.

3 Responses to Iowa Team Wins Nebraska Gold

  1. Greg McManus August 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    it should be noted that the “Lincoln” team was going to be a summer version of the University of Nebraska club team. While the Salt Creek club team does have a number of UNL players on the team, the Tiger Beetles would never no-show to a tournament. Just to clarify. Thanks. Greg

    • Adam Edg September 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

      Thanks for clarifying, Greg. The details I got were pretty sparse… And the website was not much better. Then again, given the shenanigans with the field, I cannot say that I am surprised. Hopefully next summer I can come take part. We don’t anticipate having another child anytime soon, so the biggest hurdle should be removed…


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