Gay Bowl National Tournament held in Murray Park

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(KSL News) Today's bad weather was a fun alternative for athletes who've come to Utah to play in a national flag football competition. This competition is a little different in that all the players are gay.

About 350 people making up 19 teams from 16 different cities came to Murray Park to play in the final rounds of the eighth annual Gay Bowl National Tournament. It's like the Super Bowl for the gay community.

Despite what some may think, this is a real and difficult competition. Mark Barr, chairman of the tournament, said, "This is no powder puff. We had three guys taken out on stretchers the first day. Um, it's full contact even though it's flag and these guys, I mean, they play hard, but there's also great camaraderie and great brotherhood, and that's really what it's about, too, at the end of the day."

The competition got underway last Friday, and when it all wrapped up tonight, the winning team was the New York Warriors. They won the trophy and will defend their title next year.

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