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Join us Saturday, January 7, at Berkeley Preparatory School for the 2017 Headmasters' Challenge! See the schedule below for details and follow @TPrep_Athletics on Twitter for the latest scores!

8:00 a.m. Basketball: Middle School Girls White v. Gold Dimmitt Gymnasium
9:00 a.m Basketball: Middle School Boys White v. 6th Dimmitt Gymnasium
9:00 a.m Wrestling: Middle School Straz Gymnasium
9:00 a.m Soccer: Middle School Girls White v. Gold Dickey Field
10:00 a.m. Wrestling: Varsity Straz Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. Basketball: Middle School Boys Navy B v. Gold Dimmitt Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. Soccer: Middle School Girls Navy v. Red Dickey Field
10:00 a.m. Soccer: JV Boys Newman Stadium
11:00 a.m. Basketball: Middle School Girls Navy v. Red Dimmitt Gymnasium
11:00 a.m. Soccer: JV Girls Dickey Field
11:30 a.m. Basketball: JV Boys Straz Gymnasium
11:30 a.m. Soccer: Varsity Girls Newman Stadium
12:00 p.m. Basketball: Middle School Boys Navy A v. Red Dimmitt Gymnasium
1:00 p.m. Basketball: Varsity Girls Straz Gymnasium
1:30 p.m. Soccer: Varsity Boys Newman Stadium
2:30 p.m. Basketball: Varsity Boys Straz Gymnasium

History of the Headmasters' Challenge

Remembering the intense rivalry between Deerfield Academy (where Tampa Prep’s Former Headmaster, Gordon MacLeod, taught) and Choate (where Berkeley’s Headmaster Joseph Merluzzi taught), Mr. MacLeod suggested that a similar day be developed between Tampa Prep and Berkeley. Mr. Merluzzi readily agreed, acknowledging the fun and good competition that resulted from the Deerfield-Choate day and the possibility for Tampa Prep and Berkeley to have the same experience. The prize the schools would compete for was the Headmasters Cup, which would reside at the winning school for the year.

Tampa Prep hosted the inaugural Headmasters' Challenge on January 10, 2004. The competition featured 15 winter sports from middle division, junior varsity and varsity.

Headmasters' Challenge Results

2004 @Tampa Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep Score:12-7)

2005 @Berkeley Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep Score: 11.5-8.5)

2006 @Tampa Prep (Winner: Tampa Prep Score: 15.5-4.5)

2007 @Berkeley Prep (Winner: Tampa Prep Score: 10.5-9.5)

2008 @Tampa Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep Score: 12-9)

2009 @Berkeley Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep Score: 17.5-3.5)

2010 @Tampa Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep Score: 12-7)

2011 @ Berkeley Prep (Winner: Tampa Prep Score 10.5-9.5)

2012 @ Tampa Prep (Winner: Tampa Prep Score 13.5-6.5)

2013 @ Berkeley Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep 12-10)

2014 @ Tampa Prep (Tied 9.5-9.5)

2015 @ Berkeley Prep (Winner: Berkeley Prep 13-6)