Monday, June 30, 2014

FirstCall Challenge

Hey friends,

So we had the third leg of the EPL season yesterday. Things didn't go to well for Widow Makers. We started off having a pretty rough day and this was an usual situation for us this season. Still not really sure what was going on with us, but we managed to fight back and win all the second round games and the 3rd matches against teams that had beat us in the first round taking us into the quarter finals. And thats as far as we went. We ended up taking 5th I think, still waiting for the official posting. Widow Makers Blue ended up taking 4th place so we are proud of them.

After this defeat, we are looking to really buckle down and fix a lot of the stupid errors we made during the event. We are work on less individual paintball and really work hard to be a well oiled machine of a team. We have a lot of talent, not we just need to unify it all as a solid unit. Another thing I think we will work on is building the endurance to play hard all day, even is the heat. By the next event, we should be coming out swinging like we should and playing how we should. One team one goal.

Due to the early end of our day and with substitutions, I only have 5 videos for y'all this time, shown below as always. Hope y'all enjoy.

Look forward to new posts as we continue to work hard and come together as a team to finish the rest of the season on that podium.

Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

EPL #2 and more goodies

I know I know, almost 3 months is far too long for a post, I'm getting bad.

Well to make up for the long time, I have a lot of cool stuff to let y'all in on. so, with that being said, lets get started.

So we had the second EPL event back in May. After a long fight and coming down to a 1v1, we ended up taking second. The overall mood of the team was disappointment but we are eager to get back to being number one. Much like the Day to Remember song title, 2nd sucks. We are looking to come back at full swing and get back to the top of the podium. I have some videos from the event which are below, but I will say, I didn't get all of the game due to gun issues and bouncing back between guns. But our second line, Widow Makers Blue, ended up taking 4th which is a big improvement over the 9th place of the first event.

Anothere cool thing that happened, is that I finally got to talk across the stage for graduation. It was a bitter sweet event due to the school closing its doors but thats for another blog. However, did get a new DM13 and got the DM7 some new parts so both are doing great. It is a shiny new toy, pics will be up at some point I'm sure.

Next thing on the agenda, apparently we have caused some noise with our performances. We are currently rank #1 in the league for our division, so that's pretty cool. this has gotten us a little bit of attention. A Virginia Beach field, Adventure Sports Park, has come to us wanting to make us their home team and sponsor us. We went out to the field and fell in love with it. This will lead us into being a PSP team next season. With would include sponsorships, practice paint, and other cool stuff yet to be finalized. So there will be more updates when I know more.

So again, I apologize for the long time between posts but I hope that the information makes up for it. So as promised, the video links are below. I hope y'all enjoy them and please ignore the gun issues haha.

Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Game 6
Game 7
Game 8

Sunday, March 30, 2014

EPL Event 1

Today has been a long one.

So we went out for drinks last night at a very odd bar. If you want details, do ask me. But, this led to me waking up and not bing to get back to sleep this morning at around 4am. We got to the field and started unloading around 6am and the weather today was awful. Cold and rainy all damn day. With that being said, we still came out swinging. We went 4-0 in the prelim matches and fought our way to the finals. We ended up winning the event, the first time in Widow Makers history. I have never been happier with where I am in my paintball career. We have such a great team who have become my second family. The second squad also played pretty well for their first tournament together and I have great faith that they will get to gelling much better come next event. We have seen what we are capable of  doing and we are anxious to keep pushing, keep practice, and keep doing what we are best at. I will reflect on the event later on in the week, but for now, I am so tired haha. This year is going to be something special but also a lot of work.

Thank you everyone for the support both on and off the field. Special thanks to Chad with the EPL and Bobby with CSP for a great event series and a great field!!! Everyone has been a great part of my journey. More great things to come!!

Below are the videos from the event!!!!!

EPL 10
EPL 11
EPL 12

Monday, March 24, 2014

Almost Time

Hey friends!

So it is just a few days before the first EPL event. We had our last grind yesterday and we are looking strong! We are def coming out swinging this year and are anxious to see how the teams comes together.  We are going to be running two D5 squads for the first event due to Justin not being able to play which leaves me as the only D4 player on the squad. We got the new jerseys in and they look great. I will bee adding video of the event next week as usual so look forward to that. With the new gun, the new jersey, and the new team, we are sure to have a killer year and its all about to start.

Expect great things!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grinds, grinds, grinds...

Hello paintball people,

So the luxe is gone. It decided to blow up on me. But I was able to trade it to the shop for a DM13. Yes, I have gone back to being a Dye guy. So with the first EPL event coming up at the end of March, we have been grinding every other Sunday for the past two months. We have completed our risers and have 16 players for Widow Makers. We have been coming along as an organization and a team and are anxious to dominate the field. We have been working on who is playing where, communication, and other various things that teams do in order to be successful. With the new jerseys being sent out soon, we will finally look like a legit team with everyone wearing the same damn jersey for once haha. We are gonna have to come out strong in the first event because with playing a higher division comes stronger competition. Many of the teams are already looking at us with hungry eyes as they saw out rise from last place at the end of the past season. But we are more than able to come out and pack a punch. That's all I got for now and will post photos when more come in.

Remember, it is hard to beat someone who doesn't quit.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Recent Activity

Hey friends,

So the off season is still passing by ever so slowly but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The EPL finally released their dates for the 2014 season. The best part about this is finding out that all of the events will be held at CSP. This makes traveling costs so much less than it would be. Of course, East Coast Cup will still be in Maryland but that's no biggie. We are getting close to completing the recruitment for the D5 squad. we have about 6 players so far but I would like to find at least two more to roster. We had try-outs yesterday but only one player came out and he had come out before so it wasn't anyone new. The practice end of it was terrible yesterday due to the amount of cheating players and terrible refs. We all have those days I guess. One bad day isn't going to linger over me and keep me from obtaining my goals. I did however, get the money in for my new jersey so I will get pics of that up when it comes in. We have a set schedule for practices now so I can plan on getting new videos and pics up on here.

One cool thing that is in the works is maybe working for a paintball company from home. This would be a great way for me to make some extra cash while also expanding the ol' resumé. So when I know more about that i will be sure to post.

On a personal note, I was in New Orleans last weekend for the reveal party for my brother and sister-in-law to find out the gender of their baby. It is a boy so I am getting a nephew! I am very excited about this and can't wait to get this lil guy on the paintball field, yes this is going to happen.

The ice of the off season is thawing and with that will come more posts. It has just been so crazy this past month but hopefully things will settle down enough for me to be able to post more frequently. Until then my friends, remember, never keep focus on the troubles we face, there is just too much cool shit in life to take it's place.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Beginnings

Hey friends,

So many things have happened since my last post. Let me break it all down for ya.

First off, I have a new gun for the 2014 season. It's a Luxe 1.5 with all 2.0 internals, and this gun is so sick and smooth. I love it.

Next, I finally graduated college. After 4.5 years, I can call myself an Alumni of Virginia Intermont College with my BA in Business Administration. I didn't walk yet but I will in May. How ever I did receive my diploma in the mail yesterday which was surprising because it wasn't supposed to come for another 5 weeks. So that was pretty cool.

Today, I had practice at CSP. We had a few of our new players for the D5 squad come out and a few new ones looking to join up. We will have an official tryout in January, so it will be fun to see who comes out and who can make the squad. I will be headed up the D5 squad but play on the D4. I got a few videos from today, not all because I was getting used to this new toy. Below are links to the videos, enjoy.

Practice 1
Practice 2
Practice 3

Now that I home in Richmond, I will have more to post about so stay tuned!