Monday, August 13, 2018

Madison Radicals AUDL 2018 Champions

Madison Radicals finally won an AUDL Championship. The Radicals are tops in the American Ultimate Disc League after winning their 1st AUDL title.

Madison has been a consistent winner in the Midwest Division and the Radicals have always advanced to the AUDL Championship Weekend in every season. After 3 losses in the semifinals and 2 losses in the finals in past Championship Weekends, Madison won the 2018 AUDL Championship over Dallas Roughnecks by the score of 20-16 [10-8 halftime]. The Radicals held the Roughnecks to their lowest goal total in the AUDL 2018 season.

In an ISTHMUS article preceding the weekend, Radicals head coach Tim DeByl was quoted: "I feel as confident coming into a Championship Weekend as I ever have." The Radicals team collectively won a total of $20,000 in addition to the AUDL trophy. AUDL Championship Weekend VII was hosted in Madison, Wisconsin at Breese Stevens field.

Madison is the sixth different AUDL team to win the championship over 7 seasons. Radicals are the first Midwest Division team to win the AUDL trophy. Madison now posts a record of (10-5) in the AUDL postseason over six seasons.

Friday, August 10, 2018

AUDL Championship Weekend VII (2018)

The final weekend of the American Ultimate Disc League 2018 season* concludes with AUDL Championship Weekend VII. Four team representing each AUDL division have earned their spot to Madison. The Radicals are perennial contenders, Dallas Roughnecks have been here before (literally), New York Empire return to AUDL semifinals, and Los Angeles Aviators are first-timers to the AUDL Championship Weekend.

New York Empire (8-6, 2-0) vs Dallas Roughnecks (13-1, 1-0) @ 5:00 PM ET
Los Angeles Aviators (11-3, 1-0) vs Madison Radicals (12-2, 1-0) @ 8:00 PM ET

2018 AUDL Championship Game @ 1:00 PM ET

Watch on Stadium.

AUDL 2018 Postseason
The favorites from the West (Aviators), Midwest (Radicals), and South (Roughnecks) Divisions all advanced to Championship Weekend. The New York Empire (East Division) are the only semifinalist team not to win their division's regular season crown; the Empire are the first-ever team to finish in 3rd place of the division to advance to Championship Weekend.

*During the 2018 AUDL season, there was an AUDL boycott and WFDF Club Worlds.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

2018 Youth Club Championships Results

The 2018 Youth Club Championships at USA Ultimate's U.S. Open included three divisions - boys, girls and mixed - for the Under-20 players and two divisions - boys, girls - for the Under-17 level. YCC ultimate competition concluded August 6 in Blaine, Minnesota.

YCC Boys U20
Gold: Washington DC Foggy Bottom Boys (5)
Silver: Seattle Supreme (4)
Bronze: Atlanta ATLiens (7)

YCC Girls U20
Gold: Triangle Area Warhawks (1)
Silver: Washington DC Rogue (3)
Bronze: Seattle Sauce (6)

YCC Mixed U20
Gold: San Diego Powerline (4)
Silver: Seattle Bankroll (2)
Bronze: Philadelphia Forge (6)

YCC Boys U17 
Gold: Seattle Space Jam (1)
Silver: Oregon Eruption! (12)
Bronze: Bay Area Aftershock (5)

YCC Girls U17
Gold: Cincinnati Baby Belle (2)
Silver: Seattle Insidious (1)
Bronze: Triangle Area Kitty Hawks (3)

Youth Club Championships 2018 Medals by Location

5 = # of Seattle YCC teams that won a YCC 2018 medal; one in each division at YCC 2018.

9 = # of different locations that medaled at YCC 2018.

3 = # of different locations that won multiple medals (Seattle, 5; DC, 2; Triangle Area, 2)

Monday, August 06, 2018

Results: WFDF World Masters Ultimate Club Championships 2018

Club ultimate teams from the US swept gold at WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships - just like at 2018 WUCC.  Of the 23 teams representing the USA, ten (10) teams medaled.

Masters Men Division
Gold: Raleigh Boneyard
Silver: New York All Bashed Out
Bronze: Denver Johnny Encore

Masters Mixed Division
Gold: Boston Molasses Disaster
Silver: Austin 512
Bronze: San Francisco Bridge Club

Masters Women Division
Gold: Seattle iRot
Silver: Japan Mu-Syozoku
Bronze: North Carolina Ripe

Grandmasters Men Division
Gold: Minnesota Surly (GM)
Silver: Denver Johnny Walker
Bronze: Toronto Tombstone

Medal Qty Team(s)
Gold 4 Boneyard, iRot, Molasses Disaster, Surly
Silver 3 512, All Bashed Out, Johnny Walker 
Bronze 3 Bridge Club, Johnny Encore, Ripe 

4 = # of WMUCC gold medals won by US club ultimate teams [Boneyard, iRot, Molasses Disaster, Surly (GM)]

10 = total # of 2018 WMUCC medals won by US club ultimate teams

SPOTTED: Frisbee Emoji on Twitter

The day you have been waiting for since has arrived!

A frisbee emoji is an available option via desktop Twitter listed in the 'Activity' section of the emjoi menu. The flying disc emoji - as approved in Unicode 11.0 - is expected for all devices in late 2018. 

Sort of like at 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, the golden yellow flying disc is available over the traditional white disc.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Ultimate Commercial by USA Ultimate

After last year's sweet hype video about the sport of ultimate, USA Ultimate throws together another good one. This commercial, which debuted on ESPN 2 tonight, shows some live-action from a game between 2 teams of invited players.

Long live Grit and Grace. Long #LiveUltimate.