Wednesday, September 30, 2009


You get 500 characters to tell why you should win - Here was my entry -

#1 i'm 10 playing on an under 18 team at the las vegas uspl 5 man d4 and could really use a small light tank that i dont have to borrow #2 my dad just confirmed if i won he'd fly me out to cup friday night #3 i have included a video of me playing since too late tonight #4 i am great on camera with my thomas taylor style mohawk (up only on weekends, down at school - dress code) #5 my lil bro would think im so cool he loves guerrillas #6 be in vegas 4 u 2

For your chance to win, click this link and give your reasons by 10/1/2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sawyer in a 3 on 1 at MK practice - Sawyer in a 3 on 1 - the wrong side of a 3 on 1 that is - but he held his own!

Max'd Kidz practice this weekend at SC Village

Sawyer and the rest of the Max'd Kidz (still down a player though) met for their first practice this past weekend at SC Village. Max'd Kidz is a young guns team and their first tournament will be the USPL Las Vegas Championships in the 5 man D4. Below are some pics of the team and above is a link to one video on YouTube. The guys played pretty well for their first time out together, had some fun and are for sure going to get better and better as they play more together.

More Max'd Kidz practice pics

More Max'd Kidz practice photos

Monday, September 14, 2009

Beat Down City Tour by Thomas Taylor - Last stop on the tour was in Oceanside at Camp Pendleton - a 2 day clinic. We got to go and it was awesome. Learned a bunch. I mean a whole bunch. The next 5-6 posts below this one are pictures and YouTube links from the weekend. We learned that Dad can't snap shoot worth a darn, Sawyer is awesome left handed, how to slide correctly in different ways, the proper technique to REALLY shoot a lane - the list goes on and on. We also had a bunch of fun with contests and seeing other players out there - Ironmen was practicing for the World Cup and Sawyer got to jump in a small game with them. Thomas had fun contests like the speed feed bob, pictured below, where you had to bob for speed feeders in a TON of broken paint. Dad won that event and the sprint contest later in the day - almost beating Thomas (he won by 6 inches). We won some great prizes and had a fantastic time. Thomas is a great player and teacher and really takes care of the fans. He stopped to have dinner with us (His wife Tiffany and friend Freddy as well) on his way up north last night and we had a great time getting to know more about one another.
Oh yeah - Sawyer had long hair on Day 1 and we shaved it down to a mohawk and painted it green for Day 2. For even more videos on the clinic - Thomas has a YouTube channel - BeatdownCityTour - you should check out - his first webisode on the tour just aired today. It's really funny. If you have never gone to a pro clinic - you really need to. There is so much to be learned from these guys.

TANKS BABY, TANKS - A little break from playing at the clinic

We had a chance over the weekend to stop a few times and check out the cool tanks!!!

More Clinic Photos

More Clinic Photos

Some more photos - even one right after Sawyer got the mohawk!!!

More Clinic Photos

Last set of clinic photos

14 You Tube Videos from this weekend

These videos feature Sawyer doing drills and getting instruction at the Thomas Taylor Beat Down City Tour clinic, Ironmen and Dynasty practice, and some games with Sawyer and Ironmen and Sawyer and Thomas. - right handed snap shooting - left handed snap shooting - left and right hand snap shooting switching hands - Sawyer running the course with Thomas - Sawyer running the course the next day - notice the new haircut - GREEN MOHAWK - Sawyer doing the paint bob - Thomas teaching the superman dive - Sawyer practicing the superman dive - Sawyer practicing shooting the lane - Sawyer gets to play with Ironmen - Sawyer and Thomas team up - Sawyer and Thomas Dominate

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sawyer and Nicky having some ice cream

A few weekends ago Sawyer and Dad got to hang out with Nicky Cuba for the weekend (see below for a recap of the weekend in an older post). Here is a picture Nicky's mom took that we found on his facebook page - so we stole it to put up here - thanks Nicky. It was outside the ice cream shop we stopped at after dinner that night before rushing back to his house to see the Sea World fireworks show from his back yard. P.S. - How cool is Nicky wearing the matching shell necklace that Sawyer bought for him in Mexico - just like the one nicky was wearing in old footage of when he was younger in "Heroes for a Day".

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ironmen vs XSV pictures from practice today

Team Ironmen and XSV faced off Saturday September 5th for a day of practice at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside to help prepare for the PSP World Cup next month. Sawyer and Dan hung out with them for the day and tried to shoot some videos and pictures. 1st picture - don't know. #2 Ollie coaching from the side. #3 again, not sure. #4 - Mikko in the can :-). #5 - Sawyer and the Ironmen