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Posted on Jun 20, 2016 |

Photo: Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team Scores in Denver

Photo: Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team Scores in Denver

The Roger Bacon Varsity and Junior Varsity underwater hockey team in Denver. Head coach Paul "Doc" Wittekind,

The Roger Bacon Varsity and Junior Varsity underwater hockey team in Denver. Head coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind second from right, bottom row,

The oldest high school underwater hockey team in the country, the Roger Bacon Spartans, competed in the national championships held in Denver earlier this month. Started by RB’s Social Studies department chair Dr. Paul “Doc” Wittekind, who played the game in college, the team competes against college teams from around the country and has won four “B” championships. This year both the St. Bernard (OH) school’s Varsity and Junior Varsity teams battled against a score of teams to come in seventh and fifth, respectively.

“I’m so proud of both of our Roger Bacon teams.” said  team president Keir Adams, who graduated this spring. “I could not ask for greater heart and effort.It was so much fun to bring together all aspects of our Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey family – our current students, our alumni, and our foreign players who made such a tremendous effort to return to the United States to play with Roger Bacon once again.”

To see a short video about how the sport is played, click here.

Photo courtesy the Roger Bacon Spartans Underwater Hockey team.

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