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Former Rocky Mountain Region members become Olympians!

The Tokyo summer Olympics start next month and 2 former Rocky Mountain Region members will be playing for Team USA!  Jordyn Poulter who played for Front Range Volleyball Club and Haleigh Washington who played for Colorado Juniors, will get to compete together in pursuit of a Gold Medal.  Here is what their former clubs had to say.

Jordyn Poulter submitted by Jim Miret

Jordyn Poulter was named to the USA Women’s Volleyball 2021 Tokyo Olympics roster in early June 2021.

We have been fortunate to have many driven, competitive, hard-working athletes go through the Front Range Volleyball Club and Jordyn was certainly one of the best.

Jordyn played at Front Range from age eleven through her senior year in high school.  During that time, she set four teams to win Open-qualifying bids to the USAV JNC’s.  She received AAU All-American and USAV All-American honors her senior year, while setting Front Range 18-1 Black to a 3rd and 5th place finish respectively in the 18 Open division.

Jordyn is an intense competitor, and one of the hardest working players we have had at Front Range. During her club career she spent hundreds of hours training each season as she worked on perfecting the skills of volleyball and specifically, setting. Jordyn is an effective team leader and wonderful person off the court.  While she can display an intense demeanor in competition, off the court she is lighthearted and funny. She is supportive of her teammates and enjoys a good laugh just as much as anyone. 

One of my favorite memories of Jordyn happened during her senior year.  We had a team issue arise, and instead of feeding into the drama created by the issue she said she wanted to work to make sure the current event would not affect the team or become a distraction. Jordyn said: “Jim, we are all on the same team and we all have the same goals. This will not be an issue.”  That kind of leadership is very special, and no doubt will be a valuable asset that Jordyn will bring to Team USA in Tokyo. We at Front Range Volleyball wish Jordyn and every member of the USA Volleyball Teams the best of luck at the Olympics in Tokyo!J

 

Haleigh Washington submitted by Judy Peer:

Haleigh Washington - what a journey!  From Clear Creek, Colorado - she drove over an hour down to Colorado Juniors to “check us out” after she was discovered at a Regis Univ camp. I can’t say it was love at first site for her - but it was for us!  We knew she was a special athlete, with special gifts as a human as well.  She asked us if we thought she could play at Penn State - her dream school - when she was 15.  Clearly a yes, from us!  She committed to Penn State - after a camp her freshman summer and family visit the next summer.  She played on various USA youth and junior national teams along the way, as well as being named the country’s top college recruit as a senior.  Three time first team NCAA All-American, NCAA champion, numerous BIG conference honors - quite a collegiate career. USA volleyball came calling - and she answered the call.  She’s been on many USA rosters and played professionally in England and Italy - but being named an Olympian is the top!  An absolutely “team first” athlete - could not have happened to a more deserving individual.  We are all so proud of her - these things take a village - and she’s got quite the village behind her!

 

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2021 RMR Beach Events are getting started!

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RMR Spring 2021 "Important Dates"

Please note the following important RMR administrative dates:

Monday May 24th (10am) RECRUITMENT CONTACT ALLOWED Within your own Club, player contracts may be SIGNED ( aka "retention "). You may also begin to COMMUNICATE with  unaffiliated players as well as with players of other clubs. Neither may be signed until July 12, 10am.

Coaches who have completed their 20-21 season may be contacted and/or signed as of May 24 10am. Those who are still engaged with their 20-21 team may not be contacted or signed. 

Open gyms, camps, clinics  and similar events are allowed.  While verbal offers of intent may be made to players, no binding contracts may be presented. "Tryouts" may not begin until July 12th (see below); do not advertise any event as a "tryout" until that date. 

Tuesday June 8th, (630pm): RMR ANNUAL BOARD MEETING BOD members may attend in person or via Zoom. Public may view this meeting  via Zoom coverage but may not attend in person this year, due to COVID.

Monday July 12th (10am) TRYOUTS FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON Formal Tryouts may begin. Player contracts may be presented and/or signed. Coaches who were under obligation through GJNC may be contacted and/or signed.  (NOTE: Although GJNC ends July 5, tryouts and contracts must wait until July 12th. This is designed to allow the players, coaches and staff who were at GJNC some time to travel, rest and mentally prepare before the tryout/signing period begins)

JULY (TBA): Girls Junior Division FORUM     Topic: 2022 Recruitment Calendar and other Seasonal Protocols

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The BOYS Recruiting calendar is a bit different!

Boys 14 and younger, as well as boys of any age who not affiliated with a Club, may be contacted at any time. 

Boys 15 or older and who  are members of specific Clubs may only be contacted as follows:                                                                                           (note that the Boys Division does not employ a "retention" period)

Monday July 13th (10am): RECRUIT CONTACT ALLOWED       Clubs may COMMUNICATE with any male athlete. 

Monday July 19th (10am):  BOYS TRYOUTS MAY BEGIN

Monday July 26 (10am):    CONTRACTS MAY BE SIGNED

 

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The RMR event schedule and results program! Where do we go? How did we do? It's all here!

CONGRATULATIONS TO RMR Girls and Boys TEAMS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2021 USAV Junior Championships!!!!

To see which RMR teams have qualified, scroll to the bottom of this HomePage, or navigate to our "Zelinkoff/Bids" page!

Congratulations to RMR teams who have qualified for the 2021 GJNC!!!!

Zelinkoff '21 Results

ZBT 18s               ZBT 17s               ZBT 16s               ZBT 15s               ZBT 14s               ZBT 13s               ZBT 12s    

2021 GJNC Bids Earned by RMR Teams

 

OPEN:    

CoJrs 18-Kevin        FRVBC 17 Black        CoJrs 16 Shannon        CoJrs 15 Sherri      CoJrs 13 Tammy

NATIONAL:    

Rocky Select 18-Black         Momentum 17 Tara      FRVBC 16 Black       Elevation 15 Peak          CoJrs 14 Elsa         CoJrs 14 Sarah          Elevation 13 Peak          NORCO 13 Black          Elevation 12 Peak        Elevation 11 Peak 

USA:    

CoJrs 18-Doug     NORCO 18-Black     CoJrs 17 Andy        CoJrs 17 Jayne   COJrs 16 Elsa    CoJrs 15 Kirk      COJrs 14 Bailey   Momentum 15-Rachel            Rocky Elite 15 National     

AMERICAN:    

FRVBC 18-1-Black        FRVBC 17 Red       The Diff 17 Arete     CoJrs 16 Bailee        Rocky  15 Black           CoJrs 13 Mal                               Colorado Impact Volleyball 12

 

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Rocky Elite 18 Black

Rocky Elite18 black earned their bid at the ZBT qualifier. They had competed in the region and three out of State Qualifiers getting ready for Junior Nationals in Columbus. Daryl Garcia the head coach & Michael Robles the assistant had been a part of the coaching staff with this team 3 of the 7 years and assistant Michael Coe just joining the roster.

The team enjoyed the competition of Junior Nationals competing in the National division. For some players it was their first trip with others going 7 years in a row. Watching the excitement in these players eyes as they entered the convention center reminded me of their first time to Nationals in New Orleans. So many memories are made with a team as every player on this team gets ready to head to college. We remember the players who joined the team over the years as the fun we had at nerf battles & BBQs. I only hope we prepared them for life, not just volleyball as they take their next step in life.


Coaches: Scott Boyk, AJ Nally Players: Jordan Cardenas, Kieran Chase, Tristan Christofferson, Jonathon Ellis, Carson Kneisel, Gunnar Kukkonen, Clayton Mullens, Josh Norman, Kyle Paris, Tyler Stewart, Caden Zippwald


FRVC 15 Boys


RMR-303 VBC 16 Boys who earned a USA bid at the Can Am games


Colorado Juniors 18 Kevin Coach Kevin Marquis, #9 Anjelina Starck, #14 Amelia Davis, #52 Carter Booth, #7 Kinley Gomez, Coach Alex Rivero #16 Rylie Kadel, #3 Gabi Brown, #2 Peyton Dunn, #12 Courtney Wisneski .


FRVBC 18 Black finished 3rd at RMR ZBT, March 14th 2021 Back Row: Assistant Coach:Scott Boyk Bella Simkus Kelsey Wiley Ella Tschuor Ashley Rants Riley Anderson Front Row: Samantha (Lexi) Wilmoth Kennedy Meyers Mya James


Momentum 15 Rachel took 1st place in 15 USA at the Mideast Qualifier, beating out A5 in the semis and Dynasty in the finals.Sitting: Rya Fingerlin FR: Keona Bui, Megan Baker, Sandy Hollenbaugh, Evelyn "Pnut" Klumker, Mira Griffin, Bren


Rocky 18 Black at ZBT Front row left to right Abbey Telesz Morgan Kelsey Kelli Ell Back row 10 Melanie Smith Tiffany Little Taylor Holter Amaris Smith Sydney Naibaeur Coaches Daryl Garcia Michael Coe Michael Robles


Rocky elite 15 national earns their USA bid at crossroads


Rocky elite 15 Black earns their American bid at the ZBT


Colorado Juniors 18 Doug Cece Johnson, Hannah Eikenberg, Riley Simpson, Peyton Michaelson, Marissa Coney, Caley Harper, Makayla Brown, Paityn Kramer, Natalia Lambos, Sabrina King


Colorado Juniors 17 Andy Coach Andy Levoe, #6 Rylan Pollard, #15 Madison Wilson, #3 Leah Kahns, #11 Breklyn Pulling, #18 Sydney Morland, #16 Karlee Pinell, Coach Bre Perkett, #5 Audrey Dowd, #14 Brooke Hyland, #4 Rachel Greek, #2 Jolie Cranford


Colorado Juniors 17 Jayne Coach Judy Peer, #17 Trista Marx, #1 Savannah Salter, #11 Brooke Copley, #18 Ava Sparks, Coach Jayne McHugh #7 Allie Rice, #6 Aine Doty, #2 Tierney Barlow, #3 Hailey Aigner, #4 Stevie Vigil, #5 Grace Yoder


Colorado Juniors 16 Shannon #12 Jaida Johnson, #14 Gabi Placide, #19 Haley Glunz, #7 Sydney Dunning, #8 Annika Sokol, #10 Dani Cranford Mac Droughns, #9 Chloe Rodocker, #11 Caity Clancy, #13 Anna VanWyk


Colorado Juniors 16 Bailee #15 Chloe Heimlicher, #25 Bailey Nichols, #14 Taylor Bowman, #44 Addy Whipple, #1 Riley Unrau, #11 Millie Leonard #3 Jessie Duytschaever, #18 Raina Rekar, #8 Alina Hajewski, Not Pictured: Ella Howell & Emma Warford


Colorado Juniors 15 Sherri Coach Sherri Hawkins, #9 Izzy Starck, #3 Addie Kanouff, #11 Avah Armour, #4 Paityn Chapman, #13 Marae Reilly, Coach Alex Rivero #2 Regan Kadel, #10 Delaney Russel, #8 Ella Vogel, #1 Grace Woodring, #5 Alex Golob


Colorado Juniors 15 Kirk Coach Kristen Lee, #15 Eva LaRochelle, #19 London Muhle, #18 Peyton Belcher, #16 Gabi Liles, #2 Carsyn Cormaney, Coach Kirk Rowland #20 Jayla Higgs, #12 Delaney Gish, #4 Alysse Marcoso, #22 Erica Tong, #21 Aliah Snider ,Not Pictur


Colorado Juniors 14 Elsa Coach Tarah Harms, #11 Chloe Elarton, #2 Olivia Plentl, #1 Bridget Malone, #15 Erika Sayer, #5 Ashlyn Reilly, #13 Mia Hansen, Coach Elsa Krieg #14 Weynishet Farnworth, #24 Chiara Cristinzio, #9 Amanda Stevens, #16 Sajal Glunz, #8


Colorado Juniors 14 Sarah Coach Sarah Reilly, #9 Taylor Matthews, #5 Shayleigh Brunett, #12 Danielle Wilke, #5 Broghan Briese, #3 Olivia Moffett, #16 Abigail Perry, #19 Raegan Erickson, Coach Emily Broerman, #1 Lillian Edwards, #2 Giana Cook, #18 Lola Hei


Colorado Juniors 13 Tammy Coach Allegra Shippy, #27 Charlotte Nowak, #6 Candela Ruano Fiuza, #3 Tegan Buehler, #18 Sydney Vogel, #23 Alaina Douglass, #22 Katherine Nowak, Coach Tammy Shotkoski, #8 Bergen Waitman, #12 Tatelyn Brandsma, #24 Ava Johnson, #5


Colorado Juniors 13Mal #7 Brynn Ressler, #15 Kaiya Naranjo, #2 Katie Gieske, #10 Kelly Horky, #11 Anayah Rucker, #1 Jasmine Anderson, #4 Piper Shannon, #12 Gabi Weissgarber, #14 Cady Knight, #13 Emmory Casto

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The RMR does not dictate whether teams or participants should or should not travel in any inclement weather or other conditions. Club/Team travel to any RMR event is always at your own risk and expense . In the event of road closures (verifiable by State Patrol) due to inclement weather on the date of the tournament, it is the responsibility of the Club/Team Representative to notify the Tournament Director that the team will not be participating in the tournament. Only notify the RMR Office if the Tournament Director can not be reached. The team will forfeit all matches which will result in receiving last place in that division. If deemed appropriate, the Junior Committee of the RMR Board of Directors may reimburse tournament entry fee (s) based on the above noted criteria.

The Shinkara Fund was established to assist junior athletes who might need a little help with the expenses related to Club Volleyball. Open the file (at right) for more information regarding the application process.  

The RMR thanks "legendary local volley-philanthropist" Tom Shinkara for all of his support over the years. So many adults and juniors have come to love the sport, and have enjoyed expanded opportunities to play, thanks to Tom and his good works!

 

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