(Jun 30, 2016) With the majestic mountain looming just down the valley, four Eastside FC Teams made a bold statement about their 2016 summer tournament season by kicking it off with a championship at the Rainier Challenge in Puyallup. The girls played June 17th - 19th, and the boys followed a week later, June 24th - 26th. Congrats are in order for:
- Eastside FC G05 Red, coached by Ozzy Erkut, GU12 Copa Champions
- Eastside FC G04 Red, coached by Chance Fry, GU13 Samba Champions
- Eastside FC B01 White, coached by Alex Silva, BU16 Copa Champions
- Eastside FC Boys 00 White, coached by David Wharton, BU17 Copa Champions
Coach Ozzy Erkut said of his EFC G05's, "The girls played well and finished the tournament strong. It was the girls' first tournament together and this early tournament allowed us to bond as a team and experience success as a team." While the other EFC teams may have been together longer, they were universally pleased with the chance to reconnect and reboot for the first outing of the summer season.
Eastside FC B07 White, coached by Randall Birkwood, was a semifinalist in the BU10 Copa division.
to view complete 2016 Rainier Challenge Results.