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USA Ultimate Names U.S. National Team for 2020 WFDF World Ultimate & Guts Championships

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 11, 2020) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, is excited to announce the athletes who will represent the United States this summer at the 2020 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC).

More than 600 elite athletes applied to be considered for the three U.S. National Teams – men’s, mixed and women’s – that will compete in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, July 11-18. Tryout invitations were extended to 104 men and 104 women, and of those 208 athletes, 72 were named to the 2020 National Team rosters.

The teams include 29 returners who won gold at the 2016 World Championships in London.

The 2020 WUGC is the 15th edition of the tournament which dates back to 1983. Since its inception, the United States has won 41 medals: 30 gold, six silver and five bronze. It is estimated that this year’s incarnation will host a record number 120 teams and 3,000 participants from more than 50 nations.

Men’s Team

Name City, ST College Club
Johnny Bansfield Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan Chicago Machine
Trent Dillon Seattle, WA Pittsburgh Seattle Sockeye
Dylan Freechild Eugene , OR Oregon Seattle Sockeye
Kurt Gibson Chicago, IL Florida Chicago Machine
Nate Goff Chicago, IL South Carolina Chicago Machine
Raphael Hayes Portland, OR Portland RhinoSlam!
Jonathan Helton Coronado, CA Wheaton SoCal Condors
Benjamin Jagt White Plains, NY Minnesota New York PoNY
Pawel Janas Evanston, IL Colorado Chicago Machine
Tannor Johnson Lexington, MA Massachusetts Boston Slow White
Sean Keegan Brooklyn, NY Delaware New York PoNY
Chris Kocher Brooklyn, NY George Washington New York PoNY
Allan Laviolette Raleigh, NC Western Washington Raleigh Ring of Fire
Grant Lindsley Brooklyn, NY Carleton College New York PoNY
Leandro Marx Portland, OR Oregon Portland RhinoSlam!
Rowan McDonnell Washington, DC Tidewater CC DC Truck Stop
Jimmy Mickle Brooklyn, NY Colorado New York PoNY
Christian Olsen Atlanta, GA Emory Atlanta Chain Lightning
Ryan Osgar Brooklyn, NY Minnesota Minneapolis Sub Zero
Matthew Rehder St. Louis, MO La Verne Seattle Sockeye
Andrew Roney Tampa, FL Florida State Tampa Bay UpRoar
Max Sheppard Pittsburgh, PA Edinboro Pittsburgh Temper
Nicky Spiva Chicago, IL Colorado College D.C. Truck Stop
John Stubbs Atlanta, GA Harvard Atlanta Chain Lightning


Mixed Team

Name City, ST College Club
Marika Austin San Francisco, CA Dartmouth San Francisco Fury
Georgia Bosscher Shriwise Chicago, IL Wisconsin D.C. Space Heater
Tyler Chan Cambridge, MA Boston DiG
Caleb Denecour St. Paul, MN Colorado, Colorado State, Cañada College Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Charlie Eide Seattle, WA Humboldt State Seattle Riot
Khalif El-salaam La Jolla, CA Washington Seattle Mixtape
Jenny Fey Arlington, VA Mary Washington D.C. Space Heater
Carolyn Finney San Francisco, CA UC-Santa Barbara San Francisco Fury
Jack Hatchett Arlington, MA Tufts New York PoNY
Kaela Helton Coronado, CA UC-Santa Barbara San Francisco Fury
Michael Ing Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Philadelphia AMP
Eli Kerns Alameda, CA UC-Davis San Francisco Revolver
Sarah Meckstroth St. Paul, MN Minnesota Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Jibran Mieser Brooklyn, NY Rutgers New York PoNY
Raha Mozaffari Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania Philadelphia AMP
Brian Schoenrock Ames, IA Minnesota State-Mankato Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Jacob Smith Menlo Park, CA Penn State San Francisco Mischief
Eric Taylor Durham, NC Carleton College Raleigh Ring of Fire
Anna Thompson San Francisco, CA Pennsylvania Philadelphia AMP
Julianna Werffeli Somerville, MA Dartmouth Boston Brute Squad
Jack Williams New York, NY North Carolina-Wilmington Raleigh Ring of Fire
Sol Yanuck Durham, NC Carleton College Raleigh Ring of Fire
Amy Zhou Livingston, NJ Rutgers D.C. Scandal
Angela Zhu Somerville, MA Dartmouth Boston Brute Squad


Women’s Team

Name City, ST College Club
Claire Chastain Denver, CO North Carolina-Wilmington Denver Molly Brown
Claire Desmond Oakland, CA UC-Berkeley San Francisco Fury
Sarah Griffith Berkeley, CA Michigan San Francisco Fury
Kami Groom Ann Arbor, MI Washington University Boston Brute Squad
Mariel Hammond Portland, OR Central Florida Portland Schwa
Liên Hoffmann Somerville, MA Northwestern Boston Brute Squad
Sadie Jezierski Nashville, TN Ohio State Nashville Shine
Kelly Johnson Seattle, WA North Park Seattle Riot
Alika Johnston Denver, CO Virginia Denver Molly Brown
Stephanie Lim Los Altos Hills, CA Stanford Seattle Riot
Linda Morse Havertown, PA Pittsburgh Philadelphia AMP
Anna Nazarov Berkeley, CA UCLA San Francisco Fury
Carolyn Normile Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh D.C. Scandal
Octavia Payne Oakland, CA Pennsylvania San Francisco Fury
Kristen Pojunis San Diego, CA UCLA San Diego Wildfire
Eva Popp Corvallis, OR Wisconsin-Eau Claire Portland Schwa
Erynn Schroeder Plymouth, MN St. Benedict Atlanta Ozone
Jesse Shofner Boulder, CO Oregon Denver Molly Brown
Amber Sinicrope Somerville, MA Smith Boston Brute Squad
Emily Smith-Wilson Bozeman, MT Seattle Mixtape
Alex Snyder San Francisco, CA Colorado San Francisco LOL
Qxhna Titcomb Seattle, WA Tufts Seattle Riot
Claire Trop Seattle, WA Dartmouth Boston Brute Squad
Anne Worth Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina Raleigh Phoenix


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