2nd City Showdown

hype nation's only boys event poised to be an Instant Classic at the Wintrust Sports Complex

The 2nd City Showdown is a tournament presented by Hype Nation at the Wintrust Sports Complex on February 4-5, 2023. This event is open to USAV, AAU, and JVA teams.

Event Details:

  • Age Divisions: Boys 14 Open, 16 Open & Club, and 18 Open & Club
  • Cost: $350
  • Location: Bedford Park, IL

Check out our recap from 2022!

Hype Nation hosted their first all-boys event of the season, the 2nd City Showdown in Bedford Park, Illinois. The event was held at the SFM-managed Wintrust Sports Complex over the weekend as they welcomed 140 teams and over 1,000 spectators.

“Despite the frigid temperatures and snow storm 48 hours before the event, our team enjoyed spending time in the Chicagoland area for our very first all-boys tournament,” said Troy Helton, Hype Nation Partner. “The 2nd City Showdown was a huge success, and we look forward to bringing more boys tournaments to our 2023 lineup.”

Among the winning teams, Hype Nation was proud to present scholarships to teams through the AAU volleyball program. The sponsorship includes buying the entry fee to the AAU National Tournament for teams that won open divisions. Congratulations, guys!

Hype Nation would like to extend a special thank you and shout out to two of our event sponsors. Mikasa for providing the tournament balls for all games and 431 Sports who provided all of the champion medals. Without the support of our sponsors, we wouldn’t be given the opportunity to work with other exceptional industry partners! Below is a list of the division champions from the 2nd City Showdown.

Tournament Champions by Division:

  • Boys 14 Open: 630 Volleyball 14-1
  • Boys 16 Club: Pipeline 16-2
  • Boys 16 Open: MVC 16-Joe
  • Boys 18 Club: Ultimate B18 Blue
  • Boys 18 Open: 630 Volleyball 18-1

For a full list of scores from the 2nd City Showdown event, click here.

For teams or clubs interested in attending the second annual 2nd City Showdown tournament, save the date for next year’s event currently scheduled for February 4-5, 2023.

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2nd City Showdown


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Wintrust Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art indoor center and a premier destination for sports tourism in Chicagoland and beyond. You’ll feel right at home in Bedford Park, a town known for its hospitality. Just 10 minutes from Midway airport and 5 minutes to a plethora of manicured hotels – it’s the perfect location!

  • 8 Full-Sized Courts
  • One Championship Court
  • Laser Tag/Laser Frenzy
  • Arcade
  • E-Sports Cafe
  • Flexible Meeting and Event Spaces
  • Cafe with Full Kitchen Service & Lounge
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