Monday, July 16, 2018

Detroit Mechanix (0-14), Again

With their loss on Saturday versus Pittsburgh, the Detroit Mechanix became the only American Ultimate Disc League team to be winless in the 2018 regular season. The Mechanix have now posted a record three winless regular seasons - in 2014, 2015, and again in 2018.

The Detroit Mechanix end their 7th consecutive losing season with a -188 point differential, which averages to over 13-point per loss (13.42). Detroit's biggest loss was a 29-point drubbing by Madison Radicals in May. Mechanix played 14 games in the Midwest Division during the 2018 AUDL regular season. Since 2012, the Detroit Mechanix have an dismal overall record of 16 wins and 86 losses (.157).

Monday, July 09, 2018

CHART: Medal History at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships

Seventy-five (75) medals have been awarded at the ten (10) World Ultimate Club Championship events since 1989.  There have been club teams from 7 different countries that have ever won a WUCC medal. 

USA club ultimate teams have swept WUCC medals 13 times (6 in the men's division, 2 in mixed, and 5 in the women's division). Japan is the only other country to have swept a division - women's division at 2006 WUCC.

Gold: Club teams from 3 different countries have won gold at WUCC.
Silver: Club teams from 5 different countries have won silver at WUCC.
Bronze: Club teams from 6 different countries have won bronze at WUCC.

Previous events hosted in the United States - in 1993 and in 2002 - were swept by club teams from the USA.

Club teams from the USA won gold at the inaugural WUCC event in men's and women's divisions (1989) and gold when the mixed division was introduced (1999). Further, club teams from the USA won gold at the last WUCC event in 2014.

Friday, July 06, 2018

List of WUCC Medal Winners: USA Club Ultimate Teams

Club ultimate teams from the United States have won A LOT of medals at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships. Overall, thirty-five (35) different US-based club teams have won a total of 59  medals at WUCC (1989 through 2014); below is the list.

16 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC gold medals

Men: Revolver (2), New York, New York/New York Ultimate (2), Condors, DoG, Double Happiness, Philmore, Seattle Sockeye

Mixed: Chad Larson Experience, Donner Party, Drag'n Thrust, Red Fish Blue Fish

Women: Women on the Verge (3), Maine-iacs (2), Riot (2), Fury, Lady Condors.

13 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC silver medals
Men: DoG (2), Double Happiness (2), Seattle Sockeye (2), Elvis, First Time Gary, Hang Time

Mixed: Brass Monkey, Polar Bears

Women: Lady Godiva (2), Ozone (2), Schwa (2), Fury, Smithereens

16 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC bronze medals

Men: Condors (2), Johnny Bravo, Looney Tunes, NYC, Rhino Slam!, Sockeye, Windy City

Mixed: Mental Toss Flycoons, Slow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Ghosts

Women: Lady Godiva (2), Ripplt, Riot, Scandal, Trigger Hippy, Women on the Verge

There are 14 US-based club teams that have won multiple WUCC Medals:
4 medals: Boston Lady Godiva (W), Seattle Sockeye (M), Seattle Women on the Verge (W)

3 medals: Condors (M), DoG (M), Double Happiness (M), Riot (W)

2 medals: Chad Larson Experience (X), Fury (W), Maine-iacs (W), New York, New York (M), Ozone (W), Revolver (M), Schwa (W)

Which of these club teams from the USA will win at WUCC 2018 and be added to the list?

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Recap: Teams at 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships

The WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships will collectively feature 128 teams from 36 countries in 3 divisions. Specifically,  the men's division will feature 40 club teams from 25 different countries, the mixed division will feature 48 club teams from 26 different countries, and the women's division will feature 40 teams from 21 different countries.

Competition begins on Saturday, July 14 in Warren County, Ohio.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Medal History at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships

There have been ten (10) World Ultimate Club Championships hosted by WFDF. Since 1989 - when the first WUCC happened - seven (7) different countries representing club teams that have medaled at WUCC.

Club ultimate teams from the United States have absolutely dominated the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships - collectively winning 59/75 (78.7%) available WUCC medals. USA club teams have won the most WUCC medals with fifty-nine (59). In second place, Japan club teams have collectively won 8 WUCC medals, next is Canada with three (3), followed by Australia with two (2), and tied with 1 medal is Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden.

USA club ultimate team(s) have won medals at every WUCC.

NOTES: More than one club team can represent a country.
Compiled data excludes masters divisions/includes men's, mixed and women's divisions only.
Data via WFDF; compilation and chart by SLUDGE.