2022 Native American/Pacific Islander World Series Champions Da Vibes!!! The team is based in Ignacio, Colo. and is composed of individuals from Colo., N.M., Nev. and Hawaii. This team has played together for a few years and was finally able to bring home the gold. Southern Ute, Ute Mountain, Cheyenne and others from the Islands of Hawaii put it all together in walk off fashion this past weekend. The team was able to beat the five-time back-to-back winners from previous years, The Seminoles out of Oklahoma. The final score in the Championship game was 19-18. Pictured L-R Mikey Padilla, Ikaika Wilhelm-Ioane, Johnny Castaneda, William Marable, Tyler Young, Codey Yates, Vince Maldonado, Robbie Galvan, Patrick Loane, RC Lucero and Orion Watts.
Rez Dawgs are the 2022 Native American/Pacific Islander World Series Runner up. The team is composed of individuals from Colo., N.M. and Tex. The team has only been together two years and have already solidified their stature as a powerhouse not only in the Southwest Region but across Indian Country. Back row, Brandon Padilla, RC Lucero, Codey Yates, Tyler Young, Mikey Padilla, Jaden Aguino, Erin Benally, Josh Sylestine. Front row, Tylia Sylestine, Aspen Pinnecoose, April Abeyta, Wanda Abeyta, Alyssa Padilla, Kelsey Frost. Tribes represented are Ohkay Owingeh, Navajo, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain and Alabama-Couchatta Tribe of Texas.