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    July 1, 2015

    THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Hoop It Up Winnipeg 2015 Event Wraps Up

    VIEW PICTURES & VIDEOS: Basketball Manitoba and Hoop It Up would like to thank the 83 teams that took part in this last weekend's 3x3 event at the University of Manitoba!  The weekend featured a total of 211 games played in 10 different categories.  The full results of the games and division champions can be found on the official event website at...





    Thanks to Lendyll Soriano  for putting together the above video on the event! 


    View All Results FIBA 3x3 Planet - Hoop It Up Winnipeg

    When on the event page, rate our event at the top right!


    LA TRAVEL GROUP TOP GUN WORLD TOUR QUALIFIER FINAL
    The Top Gun Men's Division was part of the 3x3 Canada Quest series and saw TEAM IGNITE of Saskatoon take the title over TEAM WMBA in a 21-11 final.  Ignite team members O' Neil Gordon Michael  Lieffers, Nolan Brudehl and Michael Linklater are the top rated 3x3 basketball team in Canada based on the FIBA Planet ranking system already qualified for the North American FIBA World Tour event in Mexico City set for this September.  The Winnipeg tournament runner up, Team WMBA, comprised of Wyatt Anders, Graham  Bodnar, Chris Byrnes and Darcy Coss will also be attending the FIBA World Event in Mexico City as the Winnipeg finalists. Both teams will compete in the FIBA World Tour event against another 10 teams who won qualifier events from North and Central America.  The top teams out of Mexico will finish at the FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Abu Dhabi this October.

    WATCH ALL TOP GUN MAIN COURT GAMES ONLINE






    FIBA 3x3 PLANET RANKINGS UPDATED
    All the player rankings have been updated to the FIBA 3x3 Planet website.  This new world ranking now includes all Hoop It Up Winnipeg participants who took part in the event.  See your new FIBA 3x3 World Ranking at... http://www.3x3planet.com/Rankings/ 

    Not seeing your name in the rankings?  You need to finish your FIBA 3x3 Profile using the invite email your team captain sent you.       How does the ranking system work?

    Track your pick up games and get more points with the free 3x3 Planet mobile app!
    WMBA 3on3 Summer League



    NEXT FIBA 3x3 SANCTIONED EVENT - WMBA 3on3
    The next FIBA 3x3 Planet event in Manitoba that you can gain world ranking points with is the WMBA's 3on3 Outdoor Summer League.  SIGN UP NOW!





    INJURED WHILE PLAYING AT HOOP IT UP?
    Learn more about our basketball insurance plan to help you with any rehabilitation costs not covered by Manitoba Health at http://insurance.basketballmanitoba.ca 







    Congratulations to the following teams for finishing as champions or finalists of their divisions!


    LA Travel Group Top Gun Men's Division Final

    WMBA 11-21 IGNITE



    19+ Male Division Over 6 ft Final

    Lorette 14-13 Bruce Jenners



    19+ Male Division Under 6 ft Final

    Team Gainz 17-21 DILF'S




    19+ Female Division Final

    Team Flick a da Wrist 21-18 Winnipeg Vets




    18U Male Division Final

    Ringers 16-21 The Prospects




    15U Male Division Final

    Winnipeg Legacy 15-21 The Mob





    13U Male Division Final

    Crossover Kings 21-19 Mega Blasters of Doom




    13U Female Division Final

    We The North 18-3 Acadia Junior High






    11U Male Division Final

    Wpg Spirit 21-7 AKAI




    VICKAR CHEVROLET 3-POINT SHOOT OUT 



    Vickar Chevrolet Three Point Shoot Out Winner Nick Loewen (2nd from left) and the other finalists with John Fauni of Vickar Chevrolet (left).  Thanks to John and Vickar for supplying the prizing!


    BISON SPORTS SLAM DUNK COMPETTION 



    Dunk competition emcee Ogo Okwumabua (left) with the Bison Dunk Champion Isaac 'Zeke-West' Onyeacholem. 


    WMBA FREE THROW CHALLENGE



    WMBA Free Throw Challenge winners.  James Riveron (left) with 7 FT's made in a row, Martha Uwambajimo (right) with 5 made in a row and overall champion Graham Bodnar (centre) with 147 made free throws in a row (yes 147!).  Thanks to the WMBA for supplying the prizing!

    VIEW OVER 700 IMAGES IN PHOTO GALLERIES
    All photos by official event photographer Emma Wedlake

    2015 Hoop It Up - Day 1

    2015 Hoop It Up - Day 2


    Basketball Manitoba would like to thank the following for their support of the event!
    • 100+ players and coaches of the Manitoba Provincial Teams who volunteered their time
    • Volunteers and workers Chris Calitis, Nowya Takahashi, Ryan Wiebe, Neil Noonan, Suraj Kanda, Grimmsley Hao Feng, Ogo Okwumabua, Nola Wedlake, Emma Wedlake, Mary Wedlake, Ross Wedlake, Randy Kusano, Dan Becker, Ian Dickey and Adam Wedlake     
    • Kirby Schepp, Don Fowler, Amir Ali, Roxanne Perry and Chrissy Thiessen of the University of Manitoba
    • Ron Yeung and Canada Basketball
    • Kevin Bovet from Hoop It Up
    • Rod Peppler, Mike Myall and all the Tournament Referees
    • Chris Lucas of LA Travel Group
    • Jordan Witherspoon from Fresh FM Radio
    • John Fauni and Vickar Chevrolet 
    • Laura Charr and Strideline Socks
    • Best Western Pembina Hwy 




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