In case you missed it, our team has been nominated for Team of the Year at the 2013 World Games! It’s a huge honor – only 10 teams out of all of the teams competing in all of the events were nominated, and we’re the only US team!
The last time we heard, we were only a few hundred votes ahead of the Chinese Taipei Tug of War team: Article So as an incentive, we have promised to give away 3 discs signed by the entire team if we win! You can vote today and tomorrow and from multiple browsers: Team of the Year 2013
Let’s show them what the ultimate community is all about!
Link to the Kickstarter fund for Adam Shapiro – currently in Cali where he was filming the final scenes for “Bidding for Gold”, a documentary about the USA Ultimate National Team as they succeeded in their quest for the Gold medal at the World Games.
The trailer for the documentary was previously featured on our blog (and is also included in the Kickstarter). Enjoy!
Colombia and Australia are currently playing their last game of the tournament, but more importantly, the winner of this game will play the US tonight in the Gold Medal game! Game will air at 7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central/5:00 pm Mountain/4:00 pm Pacific) – use the link above to access the free live stream (you may need to press the play button in the lower left hand corner of the player).
We will also be giving updates on Twitter from @USAUltimateWG and using the hashtag #twgwfdf. U-S-A!
(Editor’s Note: Australia defeated Colombia in the game this morning, 13-11, so they will be matching up against the US tonight in the Gold Medal game! The US team won their first match up against Australia 13-8 on Day 1.)
Dylan Tunnell and Mac Taylor are tied at 5 assists and Beau Kittredge lead the team with 5 goals (4 in the game against Australia). Sarah “Surge” Griffith leads the ladies with 4 goals.
Tomorrow the team plays Colombia (1-1, 1-point loss to Japan and a 13-10 win over Great Britain) in the morning and Japan (1-1, 1-point win over Colombia and a 13-10 loss to Australia) In the first afternoon game.
For Colombia, Elizabeth Mosquera (#15) scored 7 goals and Mauricio Martinez (#52) had 5 Assists (and 2 goals).
For Japan, Masashi Kurono (#6 from the Buzz Bullets) had 9 assists in the 2 games today, while Madoka Ito (#9 from UNO) had 7 goals.
Only 4 hours left to support the US World Games team in their quest to defend their Gold medal in Cali, Colombia! The team got off to a good start today with wins over Australia and Canada (score in both games was 13-8). Tomorrow the team takes on Colombia in the morning and Japan in the afternoon. Follow all of the action via the team’s blog and Twitter account (@usaultimatewg)!
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is the international body for all flying disc sports, including the sport of ultimate. They hold international competitions at all levels (they are currently hosting the U23 World Championships in Toronto and the World Overall Flying Disc Championships in Sweden). In addition, WFDF was recently granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). News release from the IOC is HERE.
They are also the international liason for Flying Disc competition at the World Games and wrote previews for each of the 6 teams attending (US, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Colombia and Australia). The full previews (including more in depth analysis on each team) can be downloaded HERE.