Saturday, July 20, 2019

Results at WFDF U24 Worlds 2019

It's over at Under-24 Worlds in Heidelberg, Germany!

USA National Teams swept the 3 divisions at the WFDF World U24 Ultimate Championships - just like in 2013 and in 2018. Collectively, the USA teams were perfect at the international tournament; posting a combined (31-0) record [men (11-0) + mixed (10-0) + women (10-0)].



MEN's DIVISION
GOLD: USA
SILVER: Canada
BRONZE: Italy
FOURTH: Japan
SPIRIT: Demark

MIXED DIVISION
GOLD: USA
SILVER: Japan
BRONZE: Singapore
FOURTH: Latvia
SPIRIT: South Africa

WOMEN's DIVISION
GOLD: USA
SILVER: Japan
BRONZE: Canada
FOURTH: Colombia
SPIRIT: Australia

[data source]


Friday, July 19, 2019

CHART: Top-8 Countries in Each Division at U24 Worlds

WFDF Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Germany finished pool play. Fourteen (14) different countries of the 29 total countries are represented in the top tier of teams. Only Canada, Japan, and the United States have all 3 of their teams in the top-8 in each division.

NOTES: Men's and Mixed top teams were in 8-team bracket; the women's top teams were placed in a  4-team championship bracket.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Color of Ultimate: ATL documentary

After a successful event in Atlanta in June 2019, this documentary covers covers how race, socioeconomic status, and inequity has influenced participating players both on and off the ultimate field.




Friday, July 12, 2019

Chart: Country Participation at WFDF 2019 Under-24 Ultimate Championships

There are fifty-one (51) National ultimate teams from 29 countries are scheduled to compete in the upcoming WFDF World Under-24 Ultimate Championships. There will be 21 mixed teams, 18 teams in the men's division and 12 teams in the women's division at U24 Worlds.


Nine (9) countries will be competing in all 3 divisions (men's, women's and mixed) -- Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and the United States. The majority of countries (16) are sending one (1) team to this international event.




[Data source: https://wu24heidelberg.com/team-registration; Chart by SLUDGE]


Thursday, July 11, 2019

College Representation on USA National Team Rosters at World Under-24 Championships

WFDF's 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) starts this weekend in Germany. USA National Teams will be represented in the men's, mixed and women's divisions. A total of seventy-five (75) players were selected to represent the US on the active rosters; 24 on men's, 26 on mixed, and 25 on the US women's roster.

Carleton College leads with the most players with 10, followed by UNC (6), Oregon (5) and Dartmouth (4). A total of forty-one (41) of colleges are represented on the USA Ultimate National teams at 2019 U24 Worlds.



NOTES: Unaffiliated player = Clea Poklemba (mixed) is from Portland, Oregon.
Stacy Gaskill representing Colorado, will be freshman in fall 2019.
Abby Hecko representing Washington, will be freshman in fall 2019.

[Updated from original chart with final rostering; data via USA Ultimate]



Tuesday, July 09, 2019

WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (Heidelberg, Germany)

The World Flying Disc Federation 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) will be hosted in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, from July 13th to July 20th. The event will feature national Ultimate teams in the following divisions: Men's U24 (18 teams), Women's U24 (12 teams) and Mixed U24 (21 teams). Located about 78 km (48 mi) south of Frankfurt, Heidelberg is the fifth-largest city in the German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

There are 51 teams from 29 countries scheduled to compete in the event.