In its first-ever edition, the Spartan Turkey Bash was won by the Ramblers. 494 went 7-1 to bring the First Place trophy back to Chicago. 496 also competed at the tournament, although they were unable to duplicate their success from the Fantastic Flyer Invitational and finished at 1-7.
494 started the tournament with a split against the hosts from Michigan State. Despite the early stumble, however, they were able to recover by going 6-0 the rest of the way, taking two ballots apiece from Ohio State, Hillsdale College, and another Ohio State team.
496 was as fruitful in their rounds. The draw was kind to 496, giving them a first round matchup again the Bye-Buster team. Unfortunately, the group of mostly Northwood competitors took two ballots from 496 to put them in an early hole. The second round resulted in a split against Eastern Michigan, giving 496 hope for a second day comeback. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, as the team dropped all four ballots against Ohio State and Northwood.
The program will be on hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we'll be back in December at the University of Illinois Illini Invitational!