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East Bay Sports Complex hosts bike polo tournament

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12 different teams from all over the mid west braved the summer heat on Saturday to play in the Bike Polo Great Lakes Regional Qualifier. 

The sport is very much like hockey except players are on a bike. 

Teams competed at the East Bay Sports Complex for the second consecutive year. 

The tournament allows three people to be on the court at the same time and to rack up points players have to get the ball into the goal. 

One competitor said the open spirit is the best part about the sport.

" It is such a beautiful sort because you have this component of trying to balance your bike, it kind of has an artisanal aspect to it and there is this competitive nature and you are just trying to better yourself," said Alex Kado from Minneapolis 

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