Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Congratulations to USA National Beach Ultimate Teams at WCBU

Congratulations to all U.S. National ultimate Team players, coaches and staff involved with winning a combined 7 gold medals in France and in Portugal at WFDF's 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate. With sand-sational performances and achievements, you are deserving of a parade!

Recognition of the 120 athletes from the U.S. teams:

Consider this your virtual ticker tape parade with color-coded confetti(refer to the key for each division).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Best Of @Being_Ulti Twitter Social Media Experiment

The social media experiment @being_ulti celebrates its 1-year anniversary today. The first account takeover occurred on June 27, 2016, and has been passed around for 50+ weeks and has posted 5000+ tweets. @being_ulti attempts to show the personalities and livelihoods of those that play ultimate.

Below is a recap  - the most popular* tweet from each month - demonstrating the account has successfully met its goal:

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016
[RE: Hurricane Newton]

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

Want to takeover the account? Contact the admin.

*based on Twitter Analytics

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chart: Medals Won at 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (France)

Seven (7) different countries medaled at the WFDF/BULA World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Royan, France. The United States led all countries with 7 medals - 6 gold + 1 silver - in the 7 divisions. Russia won their first ever gold medal at WCBU.

Countries By WCBU Medal Division
Gold (2)

Silver (4)
Great Britain

Bronze (5)
Great Britain

[Data via WCBU; chart by SLUDGE]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

U.S. Beach Ultimate Teams Win 6 of 7 WCBU Divisions, Falls Short of Sweep

All the US National beach ultimate teams advanced to their respective finals at World Championships of Beach Ultimate in France, yet the sweep was denied by the Russian team in the Women's division final.
Overall, U.S. medaled in every division - 6 golds (men's, mixed, men's masters, mixed masters, women's masters and grand masters divisions) and 1 silver (women). Congrats to all U.S. players for their amazing accomplishment.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Results of World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships 2017

Congrats to the inaugural World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships 2017.

The results of the international WGGMBUC tournament in Portugal:

Gold: USA (13-3 over Canada)
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Austria (13-9  over Germany)

Chart: Club Teams of U.S. Rosters at World Championships of Beach Ultimate

Forty one different club teams are represented across the seven USA National teams competing at World Championships of Beach Ultimate.

San Francisco Fury is the represented the most with 9 players. There are 23 club teams with more than 1 WCBU player, and 18 club teams with one WCBU player.

[Club team data based on 2016 or most recent USAU roster data; chart by SLUDGE]