Team Central Cal Boys won the Passing Down Elite 7-on-7 NorCal Regional in San Ramon on Feb. 12. With the championship run, Central Cal Boys automatically qualified for a berth in the Best in the West Tournament in Fresno on July 8 and 9. Also qualifying for a berth were Team Bakersfield Burr (runners up), Team California Strength, and Team Pitt Playmakers.
Adding to the fray on April 16 is the first Passing Down Elite Linemen Challenge. The event will feature unique, exigent drills to determine a lineman's ability, quickness, and strength. Teams of three linemen will compete in 1-on-1s, bench press reps, 10-yard sled push relay, tug-a-war, and heavy medley 10-yard replay (consisting of tire flip, loaded wheelbarrow, and backpedal sled).
The top qualifying teams in each of the regional competitions will be invited to compete in the Passing Down "Best of the West" Elite Linemen Challenge on July 8 and 9 in Fresno, CA as well.
Top linemen already committed to the event include as follows: Ngata Tuihalamaka, Eric Rodriguez, Kwayde Miller, Bubba Siliga, David Barajas, Chad Elmore, Terrance Knighten, Max Tuerk, Aaron Leauma, Colby Cyburt, Damion Turpin, Beau Boyster, Alec Zenner, Grant Bays, Eduardo Middleton, Gus Tavita among many others.
For more information on Passing Down Elite 7-on-7 and Linemen Challenge, please visit www.passingdown.com