What does it mean to be Elite?

Becoming Spikeball Elite is one of the greatest achievements a team can accomplish in the sport of roundnet. Being Spikeball Elite means you are sponsored by Spikeball Inc, earn lucrative prizes, and gain eternal fame. Eligibility is determined by a team's total points accumulated from their top five tournament finishes compared to other teams throughout the season. Each year only 8 men's teams and 4 women's teams make the cut.


The Perks

A chunk of cash to help teams travel to SRA events.

Custom jerseys with the Spikeball Elite logo.

Recognition and respect from players all over the country.

Payment for attending SRA events.



Women

Alli Kauffman & Becca Graham

Region: East

Style: Consistency

Bio: Ogres Heroes tracks all the way back to high school where we played soccer, field hockey and basketball together. Our Spikeball partnership officially took off in 2013, when we played our first tournament together as "Bec & Alli." During the last four years, we've had an incredible time competing in Spikeball tournaments across the country, enjoying our friendship and advocating for the growth of women's roundnet as front runners in the sport.

In 2019, Alli will be teaming up with Ashley Showalter (formerly of) Cougs as Tiro and Becca will be playing with Jordi Vigna (formerly of RazzMaTazz) as VA/CA!

Total points: 2,310

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

1st

750

Midwest Grand Slam

1st

400

Southeast Grand Slam

1st

400

East Tour Stop 1

1st

325

West Grand Slam

2nd

240

East Tour Stop 2

2nd

195

Julie Haselton & Jenna Coleman

Region: Midwest/Southeast

Style: Fun

Bio: Like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, we have a saucy long distance partnership. We don't let this get in the way though of playing though. The first time we hung out at the 2016 spring ambassador tournament in St.Louis we just clicked, it was basically love at first site when we realized we had matching outfits at the afterparty. After a night full of dancing and steak and shake, we decided to team up for the Flurry as team Jwins and took 1st place. After this win and an incident with battery powered Christmas lights, we decided to take our relationship to the next level and become teammates for the 2017 season. Snapchat lets us check in everyday with each other even though we are miles apart and we travel to as many tournaments as we can and use the precious time actually playing together to work on our game. Team MØXIE may be far in miles, but we are always close in heart.

Total points: 1,460

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

2nd

450

Midwest Regionals

1st

400

Midwest Grand Slam

2nd

240

Southeast Grand Slam

2nd

240

East Tour Stop 2

3rd

130

Tori Farlow & Jordi Vigna

Region: West/Southeast

Style: Quick

Bio: We are both known for our upbeat and scrappy style which is why it was so exciting for us to play together when we decided to team up for the 2018 season. We both have a long history of all different kinds of sports from flag football, soccer, to volleyball and many others that have in turn formed the way that we play roundnet. Always ready to sprint down a ball and dive on whatever surface we need to try and make that play. But most importantly, we strive to keep the game fun and upbeat because why do anything if you don’t enjoy it? This season was definitely one for the books!

In 2019, Jordi will be teaming up with Becca Graham (formerly of Ogres Heroes) as VA/CA!

Total Points: 1,100

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

3rd

300

West Regionals

1st

400

West Grand Slam

1st

400

Michaela Hershberger & Ashley Showlater

Region: Midwest

Style: Fierce

Bio: We are double second cousins and come from an Amish heritage. We attended the same high school and were college apartment mates. Not only are we Spikeball teammates and cousins, but we have also become best friends through all of the years of school and life we have done together. We both love pretty much any sport we can play and love to compete, which makes it easy to play as a team. While our #1 goal is to have fun and enjoy the game, we both push each other to compete at the highest level we can and never settle for less.

In 2019, Ashley will be teaming up with Alli Kauffman (formerly of Ogres Heroes) as Tiro!

Total points: 717.5

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

T-5th

112.5

Midwest Tour Stop 3

1st

325

Southeast Grand Slam

3rd

160

Midwest Grand Slam

4th

120



Men

Tyler Cisek & Peter Jon Showalter

Region: East/Midwest

Style: Offensive based, serving

Bio: We started off as “moist” when we beat Chico Spikes after meeting each other the day before. Since then we’ve been super close friends while always goofing around, but play with a deep focus during tournaments. We are two-time National Champions and are looking to three-peat this year! We love to have fun, meet new people, and play all kinds of sports!

Total points: 4,225

Tournament Place

National Championship

1st

750

Midwest Grand Slam

1st

400

East Grand Slam

1st

400

West Grand Slam

1st

400

East Tour Stop 2 - SummerSpike

1st

325


Jarratt Rouse & Preston Bies

Region: West

Style:

Bio: CAN I GET WABI!!! CAN I GET A SABI!!

Wabi Sabi is not just some random name based off of the green spicy stuff that clears nostrils of sushi eaters.. instead Wabi Sabi is a Japanese phrase that is based around excepting life’s imperfection and living simultaneously with them while pursuing the beauty in all life :)
 
We try to embrace these ideals every day and while playing roundnet! Sadly (PLOT TWIST), we are not playing together this year..
 
In 2019, Preston will be teaming up with Caleb Heck (formerly of The717) as Boysterous and Jarratt is TBD but will for sure be making appearances throughout the year!
 
If you’re not having fun.. why do it all!?! Wabi Sabi out.  

Total points: 2,665

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

2nd

450

West Regionals

1st

400

West Tour Stop 4

1st

325

West Tour Stop 3

1st

325

West Tour Stop 2

1st

325

Kenny Ortega & Zach Wood

Region: West

Style: Defensive, Consistent, Technical

Bio: We have know each other since 6th grade and have been great friends ever since. We started playing roundnet together at the end of 2016 and broke onto the Spikeball scene in 2017. We both love to compete and to play all sports (especially roundnet) with lots of energy and passion. We both love worship music, our wives, people, jacuzzis, and the beach. We are super thankful for the Spikeball community and the new friends and people we have met through the sport!

In 2019, Kenny will be teaming up with Troy Mauk as Mauktega!

Total points: 1,625

Tournament Place

National Championship

3rd

300

West Tour Stop 3

1st

325

West Regionals

2nd

240

Midwest Tour Stop 1

2nd

195

West Tour Stop 2

2nd

195

Chris Hornacek & Dylan Fogarty

Region: Midwest

Style: Power

Bio: Commonly referred to as "America's Team," Chris and Dylan decided to see how two power hitters can stack up against the rest of the Roundnet tour towards the end of 2015. At the beginning of 2016, OV was one of the first teams to challenge #1 Chico Spikes for the top spot in the country. OV finished the 2016 season with 8 tour championships, including 3 grand slams and Midwest Regionals. After Dylan's hiatus in 2017, OV returned in 2018 and had an arguably more complete year, winning Midwest Regionals again and achieved their goal of finishing top 4 at Nationals. Entering their 3rd year together in 2019, OV is now one of the longest standing teams in the sport, as well as one of the most decorated duos to ever play the sport (33 1st-place pitchers, 20 2nd-place mugs, and 9 3rd-place pint glasses). OV is ready to reclaim their rightful spot as one of the top 2 teams in the country. Let's. Go.

Total points: 1,904

Tournament Place

National Championship

4th

225

Midwest Regionals

1st

400

Midwest Grand Slam

2nd

240

Southeast Tour Stop 2

3rd

195

Midwest Tour Stop 2

3rd

195

Caleb Heck & Joel Graham

Region: East

Style: Consistent & Tricky

Bio: Joel Daniel Graham and Caleb Joel Heck have known each other since the old days of the founding of Lancaster Roundnet by Lanc Roundnet legend Corey Heck, Caleb's older brother. However Caleb and Joel found little opportunity to team up until the stars aligned with Joel moving to the Lancaster area in 2017 and Caleb getting more seriously involved in the sport.

Their addition to the Atlas Roundnet Club roster for the 2018 season was one that immediately made waves in the competitive roundnet community, with Caleb's youth, athleticism, and next-level serving and tricky hitting combining with Joel's experience and consistency to create a formidable duo. Fun fact: When the team was formed, neither teammate had a Lancaster area 717 area code in their phone number...Caleb got a new number at the beginning of the season though, so at least half our team lived up to the name.
 
In 2019, Caleb will be teaming up with Preston Bies (formerly of Wabi Sabi) as Boysterous and Joel will be playing with Jesse Throw (formerly of Tetelestai) as Graham/Throw!

Total points: 1,308.5

Tournament Place

National Championship

T-5th

112.5

East Tour Stop 3

2nd

195

East Regionals

3rd

160

Midwest Grand Slam

3rd

160

Southeast Tour Stop 3

3rd

130

Jacob Martinez & Josh Fragiacomo

Region: West

Style: Goofy

Bio: Before definitely inventing the cut serve, and ALMOST beating some really good teams, SubPar was recognized scholastically- dominating the circlenet competition in the Ventura High School parking lot. Although we've known each other since middle school, we became friends after I (Jacob) introduced Josh to Spikeball and was stoked to finally find someone that had a mutual obsession with the silly game. Us, along with some other Goons including Jacob Payer, would play before school, during lunch, and on the desks in class (Shout out to Mr. Mcentyre for always supporting our Spikeball Dreamz). Originally we played tournaments with different people, but they were less obsessed with it than us so we ended up playing together and the rest is history! #MANGOOOOOONS

 

Total points: 891.5

Tournament Place

National Championship

T-5th

112.5

West Grand Slam

2nd

240

West Regionals

4th

120

West Tour Stop 3

4th

95

West Tour Stop 1

4th

95

Jesse Throw & Logan Cornelius

Region: Midwest/Southeast

Style: Cheeky & Power

Bio: We met in 2016. I (Logan) was new to Chicago and Jesse’s partner had recently moved away so we joined up to form Tetelestai. Tetelestai means it is finished and is what Christ uttered on the cross as he relinquished his life. Our team name is a reminder of what Christ has done for us and why we play the game! When we met our chemistry clicked pretty fast and we had some success. Our first two seasons we played half of the season together since I was in Chicago the first half of 2016 and moved back to Texas at the end of 2016. Our first full season together we wracked up a trophy case of podium finishes, a Pro Division bid, and finally Spikeball elite. Not bad for our first full season.

In 2019, Jesse will be teaming up with Joel Graham (formerly of The 717) as Graham/Throw and Logan will be playing with Brian Childs as Elysium!

Total points: 709

Tournament Place

National Championship

T-9th

57

Southeast Regionals

3rd

160

Southeast Tour Stop 2

3rd

130

Midwest Tour Stop 2

3rd

130

Midwest Tour Stop 3

T-5th

60

Max Model & Cole Model

Region: East

Style: Serving and consistency and serving

Bio: New Jersey natives, we are two brothers who simply love playing Roundnet. After seeing Spikeball on Shark Tank in 2015, we bought ourselves a set and were off to the races. We founded our high school’s Roundnet club, brought the Spikeball scene to Summit, NJ, and practiced like madmen. Three years after our first tournament, we’re still just as competitive and motivated to keep improving. We also love volleyball, bowling, ping pong, music, and Waves. Next year we’ll both be in college, and we’re excited to turn brother chemistry into competition against each other in collegiate Spikeball. #whatuptop

Total points: 875

Tournament Place Points

East Regionals

2nd

240

East Tour Stop Bonus

2nd

195

East Tour Stop 3

3rd

130

East Tour Stop 2

3rd

130

Southeast Tour Stop 1

3rd

130


Past Years

Men

Team Players

1. Cisek/Showalter

Tyler Cisek & Peter Jon Showalter

2. Spicy Rubi

Anthony Rentsch & Dan McPartland

3. Strange Embrace

Devin Matson & Jarratt Rouse

4. Origin Impact

Chris Hornacek & Patrick Drucker

5. Anchored LI

Anthony Alvino & Ryan Fitzgerald

6. Golden Set

Eric Zishka & Harding Brumby

7. Easily Dug

Andrew Card & Travis Core

8. 2 Guys

Preston Bies & Troy Mauk

Women

Team Players

1. Ogres Heroes

Alli Kauffman & Becca Graham

2. MOXIE

Julie Haselton & Jenna Coleman

3. Cougs

Michaela Hershberger & Ashley Showalter

4. Whipper Snappers

Sam Maas & Jordi Vigna

Men

Team Players

1. Chico Spikes

Shaun Boyer & Skyler Boles

2. Strange Embrace

Devin Matson & Jarratt Rouse

3. 2 Guys

Preston Beis & Troy Mauk

4. Safi

Josiah Zimmerman & Peter Jon Showalter

5. Nashburgh

Joel Graham & Scott Wilson

6. The Rookies

Ryan Fitzgerald & Tyler Cisek

7. Origin Vengence

Chris Hornacek & Dylan Fogarty

8. Origin Chaos

Matt Bohnen & Ryan Weiler

Women

Team Players

1. Ogres Heroes

Alli Kauffman & Becca Graham

2. Shewolves

Jenna Coleman & Sam Maas

3. Veinte Hamburguesas

Charissa Wright & Tori Farlow

4. Origin XX

Julie Haselton & Molly McCauley

Men

Team Players

1. Chico Spikes

Shaun Boyer & Skyler Boles

2. Strange Embrace

Devin Matson & Jarratt Rouse

3. Monkey Business

Peter Jon Showalter & Seth Showalter

4. R.I.P.

Brady Smith & Kyle Kirkman

5. Chubby Bunny

Harding Brumby & Troy Mauk

6. The Rookies

Ryan Fitzgerald & Tyler Cisek

7. Nashburgh

Joel Graham & Scott Wilson

8. Bunz & Gunz

Austin Fraker & Cody Thompson

Men

Team Players

1. Chico Spikes

Shaun Boyer & Skyler Boles

2. Handsome Beavers

Bryce Clifford & Buddy Hammon

3. Nashburgh

Joel Graham & Scott Wilson

4. The Rookies

Ryan Fitzgerald & Tyler Cisek

5. Life From Mars

John Schumacher & Kyle Kirkman

6. V2

Patrick Drucker & Tom Cortesi

7. Fluff

Corey Heck & Ian Golembeski

8. The Danger Zone

Jeff Schafer & Seth Richmond