PaintballX3 Magazine September 2013 - Page 65

LLX3.COM TOURNAMENT 6. Los Angeles Ironmen – Though they’ve been stuck solidly in the middle of the Champions Division pack in 2013, the Ironmen are never a team that can be left off the list, especially at World Cup. Ranked fifth in the world heading into World Cup, the team simply must be looking to finish a frustrating 2013 season on a higher note than a seventh-place finish, two sixth places and a fourth. Besides, a roster that includes Marcello Margott, currently the top-ranked player in the world, along with Alex Goldman, Steven Pitts and longtime back-man Mike Paxson is always a threat when they’re standing at the other end of the field. Should they, and coach Mike Hinman, decide to put something spectacular together for World Cup, the Dye factory team could power the legendary Shield back to the top of the podium. 65