8/6/11 – WORLDS – MB7

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 7th annual World Monkeyball Championships is scheduled for Saturday, August 6. Once again, we are limited to the first 144 PAID Monkeyballers. Even if you’ve been with us since MB1, your spot isn’t secure until we’ve collected your $10 entry fee.

The first draft of the OFFICIAL MB7 BRACKETS are available.  The brackets will change a little bit Saturday morning based on who else shows up and who punks us by bailing at the last minute.  Download these brackets and keep them handy while watching the videos throughout the week.

MB7 Previews: Sun | Mon | Tues | Wed | Thurs

You’ll also want one of the official American Apparel (by popular demand) MB7 t-shirts for $15.  The design at right was again created by graphic designer and world #21 Casey Frushour and is sure to be a fan favorite. MB gear is always a hot commodity.  This year’s order has already been placed, and there only about 2 dozen extra that will be available the day of the event.  Email me if you want me to put one on hold for you.

So do this now:

  1. Send me an email (andy@playmonkeyball.com) and tell me you’re in. And forward this page to your friends.
  2. Tell me how many t-shirts/sizes you need.
  3. Send me $$$ to confirm your place in the tournament. Cash or check is fine: 108 Windyrush Ln, DeWitt, MI, 48820. If you have a PayPal account, you can send directly to me at afrushour@gmail.com (THIS IS PREFERRED). Or, if your want to pay by credit card I can email you an invoice via PayPal.

Other pertinent information…

  • Worlds will once again be held at the Old Orchard in Dimondale, Mich., just outside Lansing. This location has been great for the last four events, and we’re expecting more of the same at MB7.  (Address is 3426 N. Michigan Rd.)
  • Start time is 10am, but opening ceremonies begin at 9:45.  You can even get out there as early as 8:30 to start practicing.  We’re usually done by about 4:00pm.
  • I will once again be providing beer, but I’m asking for some extra dough from our beer drinkers. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about a lot — just throw a few extra bucks in the hat (certainly much less than you would spend if you were bringing your own).
  • For the first time we’re rolling in a trailer/grill/smoker and will have BBQ pork loin sandwiches (and burgers and dogs) available for sale.  Trust me, it will be cheap and it will taste awesome.



As of Aug 3, * indicates registration payment received

1. Andrew Alexander     (Paw Paw, MI)
2. Dean Allen     (Redford, MI)
3. Matt Anderson*     (Hanover, MI)
4. Melissa Baldwin*     (Lansing, MI)
5. Casey Binder     (Ann Arbor, MI)
6. Jedediah Blanton*     (East Lansing, MI)
7. Brett Boden     (East Lansing, MI)
8. Kyle Boerner     (Kalamazoo, MI)
9. Todd Byers     (Grand Ledge, MI)
10. Meghan Carmody     (Grand Ledge, MI)
11. Sean Dameron*     (Birmingham, AL)
12. Gena Danely     (Logansport, IN)
13. Matt Danely     (Logansport, IN)
14. Michelle Danely     (Logansport, IN)
15. Rex Danely     (Logansport, IN)
16. Bobbi Duchene     (Lansing, Mi)
17. Brian Duchene*     (Lansing, MI)
18. Andy Frushour*     (DeWitt, MI)
19. Casey Frushour*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
20. Dan Frushour*     (Lansing, MI)
21. Joe Frushour*     (Mason, MI)
22. Walt Glassbrook     (Eaton Rapids, MI)
23. Kevin Gunns*     (Okemos, MI)
24. Sheri Gunns*     (Okemos, MI)
25. Erin Hagen     (East Lansing, MI)
26. Keith Hagen     (East Lansing, MI)
27. Nick Hartford     (Ann Arbor, MI)
28. Heather Hill*     (DeWitt, MI)
29. John Hill*     (DeWitt, MI)
30. Sean Hill*     (DeWitt, MI)
31. Emma Hintz*     (Bunker Hill, IN)
32. Jill Hintz     (Bunker Hill, IN)
33. Ryan Hintz*     (Bunker Hill, IN)
34. Ned Huestis*     (Jackson, MI)
35. Dawn Jenkins*     (Louisville, KY)
36. Bill Johnson*     (Kalamazoo, MI)
37. Bruce Johnson*     (Lansing, MI)
38. Dave Johnson     (Jackson, MI)
39. Andy Kidle*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
40. Dan Kidle*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
41. Jo Kidle*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
42. Katie Kidle*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
43. Annie Kirk*     (East Lansing, MI)
44. Dan Kubacki*     (Perrysburg, OH)
45. Dave Kubacki*     (Perrysburg, OH)
46. Jillian Kubacki*     (Perrysburg, OH)
47. Justin Lager     (Grand Ledge, MI)
48. Ryan LePeak*     (Jackson, MI)
49. Toby LePeak     (Jackson, MI)
50. Bill Makosey*     (Lansing, MI)
51. Gayelord Mankowski     (Okemos, MI)
52. J Mankowski     (Okemos, MI)
53. Meghan McCool     (Lansing, MI)
54. Clare McFadden     (Ann Arbor, MI)
55. Tom McFadden     (Ann Arbor, MI)
56. Kate McPherson*     (Lansing, MI)
57. Brian Meyer*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
58. Stacey Moore     (Charlotte, NC)
59. Brent Morrow*     (Howell, MI)
60. Bernie Nabors     (Charlotte, NC)
61. Shannon Nobles     (Lansing, MI)
62. Chris Oakley     (Jackson, MI)
63. Kristie Oakley     (Jackson, MI)
64. Samantha Oakley     (Jackson, MI)
65. Maggie Olds*     (Grand Ledge, MI)
66. Tony Olds*     (Grand Ledge, MI)
67. Andi Osters     (OKemos, MI)
68. Ronnie Ostrander     (Eaton Rapids, MI)
69. Christy Price     (Lansing, MI)
70. Jamie Price     (Brooklyn, NY)
71. Mike Price     (Lansing, MI)
72. Joe Pudil     (Jackson, MI)
73. Jason Quaine     (Ann Arbor, MI)
74. Dan Renner     (Grand Ledge, MI)
75. Jason Rice     (Eaton Rapids, MI)
76. Jon Ross*     (Lansing, MI)
77. Jason Salmon*     (Marietta, GA)
78. Adam Schrauben     (Portland, MI)
79. Al Schrauben     (Portland, MI)
80. Alex Schrauben     (Portland, MI)
81. Bob Schultz*     (Lansing, MI)
82. Kellie Schultz*     (Lansing, MI)
83. Matt Sharrow     (Eaton Rapids, MI)
84. Aaron Stalling     (Grand Ledge, MI)
85. Liz Stomski*     (Lansing, MI)
86. Carl Swan*     (Kokomo, IN)
87. Misty Swan*     (Kokomo, IN)
88. Manuel Tello     (Jackson, MI)
89. Mary Ann Thayer     (Walled Lake, MI)
90. Brett Thiel     (Lansing, MI)
91. Philip Todd*     (Jackson, MI)
92. Aimee Trinoskey     (St Petersburg, FL)
93. Chuck Trinoskey     (Logansport, IN)
94. Eric Trinoskey     (St Petersburg, FL)
95. Amanda Wenzel     (Williamston, MI)
96. Jim Wenzel     (Okemos, MI)
97. Joe Wenzel     (Williamston, MI)
98. Matt Whitfield     (Okemos, MI)
99. Tom Wiel     (Jackson, MI)
100. Matt Wright     (Eaton Rapids, MI)
101. Jen Wurm     (Bunker Hill, IN)
102. Matt Young*     (Ann Arbor, MI)
103. Jim Ziehmer     (Grand Ledge, MI)
104. Dan Zimmerman     (Lansing, MI)
105. Joe Zimmerman*     (Lansing, MI)
106. Sally Zimmerman     (Lansing, MI)


  1. Mary Ann Thayer says:

    I’ll be there Andy but Meg will not. See you in August!

  2. Guy with big target on back says:

    The drive for 5!

  3. #10...ughhhh says:


  4. #10...ughhhh says:

    Training began today. Big racks on the reg.

  5. mb evangelist says:

    i’m with you, hagen….training starts this weekend!

  6. Andi says:

    Not unlike Rocky Balboa, I’m relocating for intense training for the coming two weeks. For reference, please see this video — which shows just a fraction of what I plan to do to prepare for August 6. I’ll also be mixing in some cross-training with the help of malted beverage. Watch out.


  7. Champ says:

    Bring it!

  8. Champ says:

    Who has the first round matchups been released too? Just Lansing Noise media?

  9. Andy Frushour says:

    Yep, NOISE has a special person on staff that has a unique tie to Monkeyball. That same person needs to know all the match-ups since we’ll be shooting videos very soon, and we thought it would be fun to release just one of those matches to whet your appetite. Can’t wait for MB7.

  10. Drew Sharp says:

    Can I get the matchups too?

  11. Andy Frushour says:

    If the Free Press covers us, then yes, I’ll give you a sneak peek at the match-ups.

    (AO: Sounds like the champ is a little nervous.)

  12. brass monkey says:

    That funky monkey.

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