The Tinsteltown Throwdown Rundown

The Great Park in Irvine hosted 64 boys lacrosse teams on Saturday and Sunday in the eighth annual Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown.

Teams from California, Arizona and Colorado competed in seven different divisions ranging from the graduating class of 2020 to 2026/27.  Each state claimed at least one division championship.

“The facility is amazing, all the teams, it’s pretty competitive,” said JR Grubert, event manager for Adrenaline. “I’ve seen a lot of the games here. We got a lot of overtime games, so that was really cool that we had teams that were evenly matched.”

2020 Champions: LaxDawgs

The LaxDawgs 2020 boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine, California on July 21, 2019. Haley Sawyer

The LaxDawgs won the 2020 crown, beating Team 12 10-3. LaxDawgs beat LA Mavs ND Blue 5-2 to advance to the championship game.

2021 Champions: Mad Dog

The Mad Dog 2021/22 boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine on July 21, 2019. Photo by Haley Sawyer.

Mad Dog 2021/22 won the 2021 division by defeating LaxDawgs 6-1 in the championship game. Mad Dog went 5-0 in the tournament, which was their final of the summer. Coleman Smith had a multi-goal game and goalie Liam Donehey only allowed two goals in the playoff rounds.

 

2023 Champions: True Colorado

The True Colorado 2023 boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine, California on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Photo by Haley Sawyer.

True Colorado battled back from an early deficit to take down OC Pride 4-3 in the 2023 division and go 5-0 in the tournament. The game-winning goal was scored by goalie Logan Dobrowski.

2024 Champions: OC Blackhorse

The OC Blackhorse 2024 boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine on July 21, 2019. Photo by Haley Sawyer.

OC Blackhorse beat SC Lax 2024 18-1 in the 2024 championship game. Head coach Eric Bassett credited Matt Arena for outstanding defense and Tristen Bassett for quality work on faceoffs, winning almost every one in the tournament. Blackhorse only allowed two goals in the weekend.

2025 Champions: AZ Hot Sauce

The Arizona Hot Sauce 2025 Tabasco boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine, California on July 21, 2019. Photo by Haley Sawyer.

The Phoenix-based AZ Hot Sauce 2025 Tabasco claimed the 2025 title after defeating RC 8-1. Gunnar Perry, Cooper Perry and Jagger Rivera each had multi-point games.

2026/2027 Champions: South Bay Select

The South Bay Select 2026/27 boys lacrosse team at the Adrenaline Tinseltown Throwdown at Great Park in Irvine, California on July 21, 2019. Photo by Haley Sawyer.

South Bay Select edged RC Blues 6-5 for the 2026/27 trophy. South Bay Select scored a total of 45 goals in the tournament.

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