San Diego Dynasty

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San Diego Dynasty
Based in San Diego

San Diego Dynasty (also referred to as Team Dynasty, or simply Dynasty) is an American professional paintball team, generally considered the most dominant in the history of professional paintball;[1] the team holds three Triple Crown world championships. Dynasty has always been dominantly blue with the iconic blue dragon, but there are rumors spreading around the league that they will change to green in the 2017 season and replace the dragon with an iguana. The team travels internationally to promote and teach paintball, and was featured in the video games NPPL Championship Paintball 2009[2] and the Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX'D series.

Professional play[edit]

San Diego Dynasty currently competes in the National Xball League (NXL) after the recent collapse of the Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) Race to 7 professional division. They also previously competed in the National Professional Paintball League's (NPPL) 7 man professional division. Individual members of Dynasty compete in events around the world as "special guests", in particular the millennium series of Europe.

History[edit]

Team Dynasty was formed when JT USA executive Chuck Hendsch offered members of the team KAPP Factory a professional contract, with overseas competition obligations, corporate support, and the name Team Dynasty. The team consisted of Alex Fraige, Angel Fragoza, Brad Maughan, Brian Cole, Chuck Hendsch, Johnny Perchak, Kevin Bredthaur, Richard "Opie" Loughran, Rodney Squires, Ryan Greenspan, and Sonny Lopez.[3]

At the 2001 NPPL LA Open, Team Dynasty were involved in a physical altercation with Team Aftershock, sparking a rivalry. The team placed third at the NPPL LA Open, Millennium Series in France and England, and placed fourth at the NPPL Chicago Open. They scored first place at the NPPL World Cup in Florida.

After the NPPL LA Open Glenn Forster (formerly of Team Avalanche), and Markus Nielsen (formerly of Team Aftershock) joined the team. However, Markus only played two tournaments before leaving. After the NPPL Chicago Open, Sonny Lopez also left the team due to sponsorship conflicts, and his job at Worr Games Products; followed by Richard Loughran, who left to join The Ironmen. Andy Kopcok (formerly of Team Image) would round out the teams roster for the final NPPL World Cup event.

In 2002, Team Dynasty added former Ironkid Oliver Lang and previous member Richard Loughran; however, Andy Kopcok left due to sponsorship conflicts and the distance between Canada and Southern California. The team placed first at the Mardi Gras Top Gun, NPPL Los Angeles Open, Millennium Max Masters Germany, Millennium Megacampo Portugal. During the Mardi Gras Open however, while playing an unofficial 5-Man season opener, two team players were banned from future events for shooting from the dead box. The NPPL series was tied in 2002 between Dynasty and Team Ironmen.

In 2006 the "San Diego Dynasty" team name was adopted for league requirements.

In 2011, at the NPPL Surf City Open in Huntington Beach, California, Dynasty captured its historic 50th professional win, beating Sacramento XSV in the finals.

San Diego Dynasty are the reigning 2011 PSP and NPPL Series Champions.

San Diego Dynasty are the 2013 PSP World Series Champions.

Nowadays they're mainly sponsored by HK Army.

San Diego Dynasty claimed the NXL World Cup in 2015. Kyle Spicka shot Chad George (from Houston Heat) before he hit the buzzer and also shot Greg Siewers right before he hit the buzzer. Most recently Dynasty finished 2nd in the first NXL of 2016 losing to Edmonton Impact.

Dynasty has recently taken 1st place at the NXL Las Vegas 2017 with an outstanding performance by Alex Rodriguez, MVP

Team members[edit]

Current Team[edit]

  • Alex Fraige (since 2000)
  • Ryan Greenspan (since 2000)
  • Yosh Rau (since 2004)
  • Blake Yarber (since 2012)
  • Brandon Short (since 2013)
  • Kyle Spicka (since 2013)
  • Tyler Harmon (since 2013)
  • Alex Rodriguez (since 2015)
  • Marcello Margott (since 2015)
  • Rusty Glaze - Coach (since 2012)
  • Ken Bryson (since birth)
  • Jeff Stein (since 4/20)

Former[edit]

  • Dalton Vanderbyl (2011-2016) and Oliver Lang
  • Johnny Perchak (2000–2007, 2009)
  • Angel Fragoza (2000–2009)
  • Brian Cole (2000–2008)
  • Brad Maughan (2000–2006)
  • Richard Loughran (2000–2001, 2002–2005)
  • Glenn Takemoto (2010-2015)
  • Kevin Bredthaur (2000–2005)
  • Rodney Squires (2000–2004)
  • Todd Martinez (2003–2009)
  • Tyler Michaud (2004–2006)
  • Quincy Boayes (2005–2008)
  • Danny Tiljak (2005–2006)
  • Davey Williamson (2006–2010)
  • Justin Schwarz (2006–2009)[4]
  • Frank Connell (2006–2007)
  • Dave Bains (2007–2008)
  • Archie Montemayor (2009–2010)
  • Chad George (2010)
  • Devin Odell (2010)
  • Zake Wake (2012)
  • Alex "Mouse" Goldman (2011-2012)
  • Ian Trainer (2011-2012)
  • Andy Horvath (2012)

Former 10-Man players[edit]

  • Chuck Hendsch (2000–2002)
  • Sonny Lopez (2000–2001)
  • Glenn Forster (2001–2003)
  • Marcus Neilson (2001)
  • Andy Kopcok (2001)

Former X-Ball players[edit]

  • Mike Hinman (2004–2007)
  • Adam Johnson (2004)
  • Mike Cota (2004)
  • Timothy "Raney" Stanczak (2005)
  • Eric Hunter (2005–2006)
  • Garett Maxwell (2006–2007)
  • Cody Szmik (2006–2007)
  • Mapp Chhim (2006)
  • Josh Davey (2006–2007)
  • Josh Ouimet (2007)
  • Zach Yachimec (2007)
  • Mark Lack (2008)
  • Ryan Martin (2008)
  • Alex Savino (2008)
  • Riley Sullivan (2008)
  • Billy Bernacchia (2010)
  • JC Whittington (2010)
  • Tyler Shelton (2011)
  • Steven Pitts (2011)
  • Mike McCormick (2011)
  • Sean "Crunchy" McDonald (2012)
  • Rusty Glaze (2012)
  • Raymond Ahumada (2012)
  • Mike Mesa (2011-2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is to become of a paint-splattered team?". Kentucky New Era. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "NPPL Championship Paintball". Pro Paintball. October 1, 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "History << Dynasty Paintball". Dynasty Paintball. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Devin Odell signs with pro paintball team Dynasty". Pro Paintball. April 26, 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.