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Apr 19 2014 Club National Championships Wild Card Update

April 19, 2014, noon (ET)

Based on results of USA Team Handball-sanctioned tournaments and matches played thus far in both the Northeast Handball League and Western Handball League, the following five men's teams have already qualified for the Elite division that can comprise up to 10 teams:

  1. New York Athletic Club - 2013 Club National Champion
  2. Los Angeles THC 1 - Western League Champion
  3. San Francisco CalHeat - Western League Runner-up
  4. New York City THC 1 - Northeast Handball League - pending results from the last game day
  5. West Point Black - Northeast Handball League - pending results from the last game day (+ 9 points from College Nationals)

Slots 6 through 10 will become available through Wild Cards awarded based on points earned by teams throughout the season. The following is the current ranking with one sanctioned event remaining – The Falcon's Cup, April 18-20 in Colorado Springs, CO:

  • University of North Carolina – 16 points (8 from College Nationals)
  • Chicago Inter HC – 10 points
  • West Point Gold – 10 points (4 from College Nationals)
  • Tight Air – 8 points
  • U.S. Air Force Academy – 7 points (from College Nationals)
  • Clemson University THC – 6 points (from College Nationals)
  • Minnesota THC – 5 points
  • Carolina Blue – 5 points
  • Ohio State University THC – 5 points (from College Nationals)
  • Las Vegas Scorpions HC – 4 points
  • Phoenix HC – 4 points
  • Miami University (Ohio) HC – 4 points (1 from College Nationals)
  • DC Silencers – 3 points
  • Illinois State University HC – 3 points (from College Nationals)
  • DC Diplomats – 2 points
  • Tar Heels – 2 points
  • Texas A&M University HC – 2 points (from College Nationals)
  • Auburn University THC – 2 points (1 from College Nationals)
  • University of Virginia HC – 2 points (1 from College Nationals)

This list does not include teams from the Northeast Handball League Men's Division 1 & 2 (including NYC THC 2 & 3, Boston HC, NYAC B, US Merchant Marine Academy, Philadelphia, or DCA) and points that they will have earned once league play ends. 

The USA Team Handball Competition Committee will post regular Wild Card updates leading up the 2014 Club National Championships in Reno, Nev.

Early registration for the 2014 Club National Championships is open, but will close on April 25th.

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