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

Club: Atlas Roundnet Club

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."

We're proud to be the first team ever to earn three back-to-back National Championships. But more importantly, we're immensely proud to stand by each other and enjoy our friendship while we travel the nation to play the sport we love.

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 Gingerich Showalter (formerly of Cougs) as "Trio" 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. However, we don't let this get in the way of playing. The first time we hung out was at the 2016 spring ambassador tournament in Saint Louis... and we just clicked. It was basically love at first sight, especially 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 an offseason tournament (The Flurry) as "Jwins," and we 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 commit to be teammates for the 2017 season.

Snapchat lets us check in everyday with each other even though we're miles apart. 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're 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: Southeast/West

Style: Quick

Bio: We're both known for our upbeat and scrappy style, which is why it was so exciting for us to play together for the 2018 season. We both have a long history of all different kinds of sports: from flag football, to soccer, volleyball and many others that have formed the way we play roundnet.

We're always ready to sprint down a ball and dive on whatever surface we need to in order to make a 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" and Tori will be teaming up with up-and-coming Southeast baller, Olivia Jenkins.

Total Points: 1,100

Tournament Place Points

National Championship

3rd

300

West Regionals

1st

400

West Grand Slam

1st

400

Michaela Loveday & Ashley Gingerich Showlater

Region: Midwest

Club: Atlas Roundnet Club

Style: Focused

Bio: We're 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, but we have also become best friends through all the years of school and life we've done together.

We both love pretty much any sport we can play and love to compete, which makes it easy to play together. While our primary 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, Michaela will be taking the season off to plan her wedding and tie the knot. Ashley will be teaming up with Alli Kauffman (formerly of "Ogres Heroes") as "Trio."

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

Club: Atlas Roundnet Club

Style: Strong Serving

Bio: Our team started off instantaneously. The day after we met, we decided to team up as "moist" at SummerSpike 2015. Since then we’ve been super close friends while always goofing around, but we 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!

To God be the glory.

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: Power (Preston) / Finesse (Jarratt)

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. "Wabi Sabi" is a Japanese phrase that's based around the idea of accepting life’s imperfections and living simultaneously with them while pursuing life's beauty.
 
We try to embrace these ideals every day, especially while playing roundnet!
 
If you’re not having fun... why do it? Wabi Sabi out.  
 
In 2019, Preston will be teaming up with Caleb Heck (formerly of "The [717]") as "Boysterous" and Jarratt will be teaming up with Travis Core as "Flexual Healing."

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: Technical

Bio: We've 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 into the Spikeball scene in 2017.

We both love to compete and play all sports (especially roundnet) with lots of energy and passion. We're both married and love worship music, people, jacuzzis and the beach. We're super thankful for the Spikeball community and the new friends and people we've 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

Club: Origin Roundnet Club

Style: Power

Bio: Also known as "America's team" or "the villians of roundnet," Chris and Dylan have been a top-level team since 2015.

At the beginning of 2016, we were one of the first teams to challenge Chico Spikes for the top spot in the country. We finished the 2016 season with 8 championships, including 3 Grand Slams and one Regional Championship.

After Dylan's break from the competitive scene in 2017, we returned in 2018 and had an arguably more complete year, winning Midwest Regionals again and finishing top 4 at Nationals.

Entering our 3rd year together in 2019, we are 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 first place finishes, 20 second place finishes and 9 third place finishes). We're ready to reclaim our rightful spot as one of the top two 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

Club: Atlas Roundnet Club

Style: Sneaky

Bio: We've known each other since the olden days. However, we found little opportunity to team up until the stars aligned when Joel moved to Lancaster and Caleb decided to compete at the highest level.

Caleb's youth, athleticism, next-level serving and tricky hitting combined with Joel's experience and consistency to create a formidable duo.
 
Fun fact: When our team was formed, neither of us had a Lancaster area code (717) in our phone number. Caleb got a new number at the beginning of the season though, so at least half of 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, we were 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 Jacob introduced Josh to roundnet 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 we were, so we ended up playing together. 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 (Jesse) / Strong (Logan)

Bio: We met in 2016. 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 Jesus Christ uttered on the cross before he died. 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 due to our long-distance partnership. 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: Consistency

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 our hometown of 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 brotherly 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