Posted On: 05/4/18 6:20 PM

On Cinco de Mayo weekend it looks like their will be quite a fiesta in Des Moines as some of the top teams in the Midwest - and Nebraska - converge for the JVA Midwest Challenge. 

A total of 34 teams from Nebraska will be taking part in the 15s-18s age division with, as usual, the 18 Open division looking to be the most competitive.

VC United 181 out of the Chicagoland area rolls into Des Moines as the top seed in 18s while Nebraska Elite 17 Razee starts the tournament as the second seed. Iowa Power Plex 17U, which features future Husker Madi Kubik and future Wisconsin Badger Devyn Robinson, is the #3 seed. VCNebraska 17 Elite comes in as the #4 seed and Nebraska Juniors 181 is the #5 seed. All of those teams are the top seeds in their opening-day pools on Saturday.

The top two teams in each of Saturday's pools advance to the championship tournament. River City Juniors 18 Navy, TeamMagic 181 and Nebraska Edge 18 Gold are the other Nebraska teams competing in the tournament. It will be interesting to see how Nebraska Edge 18 does in its pool against Power Plex 17U, Eden

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