2016 SCHEELS Highway 63 Cup Standings
*CO-WINNERS OF 2016 SCHEELS HIGHWAY 63 CUP
On May 24, 2014, the Rochester Honkers and the Waterloo Bucks announced that SCHEELS has become the Title Sponsor for the Highway 63 Cup. Beginning in 2014, the winner of the regular season series between Rochester and Waterloo will win the SCHEELS Highway 63 Cup Series and be awarded the Highway 63 Cup, a traveling trophy.
Fans of both teams will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition Highway 63 Cup t-shirts at the Mayo Field souvenir stand, Rochester Honkers office and the Riverfront Stadium souvenir shop. Fans who purchase these limited edition Highway 63 Cup t-shirts will receive free admission by wearing the shirt into all SCHEELS Highway 63 Cup series games in 2015. Post season games are not included, should the two teams meet in the North Division Playoffs.
The Bucks and Honkers are longtime Northwoods League rivals. Playing each other for the first time in 1995, the Waterloo/Rochester rivalry is one of the oldest, most famous, and fiercest rivalries in all of summer collegiate baseball. With the teams’ geographic proximity of only 114 miles, Bucks/Honkers games see numerous visiting fans in either Waterloo’s renovated Riverfront Stadium or Rochester’s Mayo Field. Prior to the start of the 2015 season, the Bucks hold a close 95-74 record in the heated rivalry. The teams have a combined seven NWL Championships (Rochester five, Waterloo two) and have played each other in the playoffs in six different years.
The title sponsorship with SCHEELS grants the Fargo, North Dakota-based sporting goods store naming rights over the next three years for all Rochester/Waterloo regular season matchups. SCHEELS will also receive marketing and media assets from both teams, along with the creation of a co-branded logo and various promotional opportunities with the Bucks and Honkers. SCHEELS has a store located in Cedar Falls, Iowa and will soon open a store in Rochester, Minn.
"We are proud to have SCHEELS sponsoring this series and are excited about the opportunity to showcase the Bucks/Honkers rivalry,” said Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin. “We are equally as excited to continue working with SCHEELS as a longtime Bucks partner and look forward to continuing this heated rivalry with our neighbors from up North, the Rochester Honkers.”
“This is a great partnership between all three parties,” said Honkers General Manager Dan Litzinger. “The history between the two clubs since 1995, along with partnering with SCHEELS, will only enhance the fans experience for this rivalry. Thank you SCHEELS for stepping up to the plate for the next three years!”
Below are the dates, times, and locations of all 2016 Highway 63 Cup Series games:
Monday, June 6 – 7:05 pm – Waterloo at Rochester
Tuesday, June 7 – 7:05 pm – Rochester at Waterloo
Tuesday, June 14 – 7:05 pm – Rochester at Waterloo
Wednesday, June 15 – 7:05 pm – Waterloo at Rochester
Monday, July 4 – 7:05 pm – Rochester at Waterloo
Tuesday, July 5 – 7:05 pm – Waterloo at Rochester
Wednesday, July 13 – 7:05 pm – Waterloo at Rochester
Monday, July 25 – 7:05 pm – Rochester at Waterloo
SCHEELS first All Sports Superstore opened in Grand Forks, ND in 1989. Today, SCHEELS is a 24-store operation with stores in 10 states including North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah. Providing SCHEELS’ customers with first-class customer service and the world's largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear are the priorities throughout the organization.
SCHEELS Highway 63 Cup History
2016 – Series Split, 4 games to 4
2015 – Series Split, 4 games to 4
2014 – Waterloo Bucks, 5 games to 3