Sunshine State Games Water Polo in action at Coral Springs Aquatic Center
The Sunshine State Games Water Polo Championships wrapped up for 2013 at the Coral Springs Aquatics Complex with 50 teams competing. Approximately 750 water polo players are played in eight age groups ranging from a Coed 12 and under division through men’s and women’s open.
Congratulations to the following age group champions:
COED 12 and Under: Hialeah Storm
COED 14 and Under: Miami Whitecaps Water Polo Club
GIRLS 16 and Under: Gulliver Riptides
BOYS 16 and Under: Gulliver Riptides
GIRLS 18 and Under: Central Florida Suns
BOYS 18 and Under: South Florida Water Polo
WOMENS Open: Gulliver Riptides
MENS Open: Miami Beach International WPC A
CLICK HERE for results posted from the tournament throughout the weekend.
The Gulliver Riptides Women’s Open Team won its fourth consecutive championship and also won the Girls and Boys 16 and Under Divisions. The Riptides were the only team to win more than one division. The South Florida Water Polo Club 18 and Under Boys team won its third consecutive gold medal. The Miami Beach International Water Polo Club (A team) won a sudden death overtime game, 11-10, against Club Medellin to win the gold in the Men's Open Division.
Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival and more still on June calendar
Florida’s Sunshine State Games competitions continue the following weekend, June 21-23, with the Polk County Festival, featuring eight sports. Registration is still open for Canoe/Kayak (June 16), Judo (June 20), Karate (June 17), Racquetball (June 17), Table Tennis (June 18), Taekwondo (June 19), Weightlifting (June 19) and Wrestling (June 20).
Also remaining on the June calendar of events is the Sunshine State Games Track & Field Championships at Melbourne Central Catholic High School, on June 29, and the Badminton Championships, at Shula’s Athletic Club in Miami Lakes, June 29.30.
Since April, over 7,000 of Florida's Finest Amateur Athletes have competed in Sunshine State Games events. A collection of stories and information are available at the 2013 Highlights page. Results from all Sunshine State Games competitions to date can be found at the 2013 Results page.
Now in its 34th year, Florida's Sunshine State Games continues to offer amateur sports competitions to athletes of all ages on a variety of skill levels. Join Florida's longest-standing multi-sport festival, Florida's Sunshine State Games and become part of a Florida tradition, serving amateur athletes for more than 30 years.
Click here for the 2013 Sunshine State Games Calendar of Events
June 21-23, 2013
Sunshine State Games - Polk County Festival
(Sports Offered: Canoe/Kayak, Judo, Karate, Racquetball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling)
June 29, 2013
Sunshine State Games Track & Field Championships
Melbourne Central Catholic High School
June 29-30, 2013
Sunshine State Games Badminton Championships
Shula's Athletic Club, Miami Lakes
June 29-30, 2013
Sunshine State Games Lacrosse Series
Wesley Chapel Tournament
July 20-21, 2013
Sunshine State Games Beach Volleyball Championships