The USAU Club Series is in full swing, as Machine looks to qualify for Nationals this weekend at the Great Lakes Regionals in Rockford, IL.
Based on Machine's top 4 finish at Club Nationals in 2015, and their attendance at two USAU Triple Crown Tour event's (the US Open & Pro-Elite Challenge), they were able to advance directly to Regionals without attending Sectionals.
The Great Lakes Region has two bids to Nationals up for grabs after both Machine and Michigan's High Five finished in the top 16 of the USAU Regular Season Rankings.
Machine enters the tournament as the overall number 1 seed, and will dive straight into a double elimination bracket to determine first and second place.
Full Game Schedule: http://play.usaultimate.org/events/Great-Lakes-Mens-Regionals-2016/ or here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BpXOR8SHgTeCgMSjf8ad42DuCuif9AaATYmbxF1cwRg/edit#gid=1841845737
Machine expects to have their full roster healthy and in attendance for the first time this season, with all 27 players expected to dress. Machine will also be keeping close tabs on the Women's and Mixed division play over the weekend, which takes place at the same complex. Chicago's elite women's team Nemesis and "elite" mixed "team" UPA are both fighting for a single bid to Nationals, entering the weekend as the number two seed in their division's behind respective teams from Columbus, OH.
To follow along for live updates: http://twitter.com/machineultimate
Check back after the tournament for a recap, highlight video, and much more throughout the season!