An unfortunate snowstorm knocks several players out of the tournament the night before, but alternates fill out the field of 176. The storm also blows in a film crew from NFL Films. In group play, two #1 seeds (Jess and Ryan K) fail to advance for the first time in tourney history. Also for the first time, the CoD rides the bomb offense to bracket play. In the bracket, Josh H, Skunkerofbestinworld, and Jimmy Vogt fail to survive the Round of 64. The Round of 32 is brutal for defending champs: Eric D. sneaks by Sobhi, Troy H. knocks Kevin M. out of Madison for 2nd time in 3 years, and in the day’s only battle of defending champs, Peter defeats Bontempo. In Sweet 16, Chet drops Mort out of Madison again, and Jeff B. from Kiel, WI knocks out the last surviving Vogt (Matt). Chet, the two Miller brothers (Kyle and Matt), and Troy H. survive the Elite 8 to reach the Final 4. Once again, Garbage Gauthier and Rico fall one game short of the big show. Chet defeats the Miller brothers in consecutive games to claim his long-overdue first Madison tournament title. In the Vikings/Chargers game, with the NFL Films cameras rolling, AC comes up huge early and often to carry Chet to victory.