Windy City Challenge

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The Windy City Challenge is a tournament presented by Hype Nation at the Wintrust Sports Complex on April 1-2, 2023. This event is open to USAV, AAU, and JVA teams.

Event Details:

  • Age Divisions: 10U-18U, Girls
  • Cost: $350
  • Location: Bedford Park, IL

Check out our recap from 2022!

Volleyball teams from several states traveled to Chicago to experience the Windy City Challenge in Bedford Park. The 2-day event was held at the Wintrust Sports Complex with 87 teams and over 2,000 spectators.

“We were thrilled to be able to host a multiple tournament series in Chicago this year,” said Troy Helton, Hype Nation Partner. “Hosting three successful tournaments shows the love the Chicago area has for Volleyball. We were thrilled with the results and look forward to another great series next year!”

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 Windy City Challenge.

Tournament Champions by Division:

  12 Girls – MVP 12 Blue

·  13 Girls – Shock 13 Under Armour

·  14 Girls – Top Flight 14 Theta

·  15 Girls – Lions 15 Navy

·  16 Girls – MVP 16 Silver

·  17/18 Girls – MVP 17 Blue

For a full list of scores from the Windy City Challenge event, click here.

For teams or clubs interested in attending the second annual Windy City Challenge tournament, save the date for next year’s event currently scheduled for April 1-2, 2023.

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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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