July 30, 2012
Players contest a ball at the net during the Craig Chamber of Commerce's Mud Splash mud volleyball tournament Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The team from Jack’s Bumpers, right, won the match and were the runners-up in the annual event.
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With the summer Olympics in London underway, beach volleyball will be on televisions across the world over the next few weeks. Saturday in Craig, a crowd came out to play a very different form of outdoor volleyball. Around 100 residents showed up to play in mud pits during the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s Mud Splash mud volleyball tournament. The double elimination tournament, hosted at Loudy-Simpson Park west of the soccer fields, consisted of ten teams, many of which had been to past Mud Splash tournaments, according to Christina Oxley, Executive Director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitor Center. “Most of these teams have been here year after year,” Oxley said. “We get some real die-hards so they know how it goes. You see everybody has their feet taped and brought coolers and the tents. They know the drill. You can’t go wrong.”