WJUC 2006

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2006 World Junior Ultimate Championships

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The 2006 World Juniors Ultimate Championships were a standalone WFDF event held in Devens, MA USA August 14-16, 2006.

Team selection for the U.S. was based on a tryout process in which applicants were narrowed down to a group invited to tryouts.  From those, the top boys and girls were selected to represent Team USA.
 


Results

Juniors - Girls (source) Team USA - Juniors Girls:
  1. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon ca Canada Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon au Australia Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon fi Finland
     
  • Georgia Bosscher    
    Hometown: Madison, WI
    Current Residence: Wheaton, IL
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Madison West HS
    College: Wheaton College

    "I play ultimate because the first time I actually played on a team I felt instinctively that I knew what I was doing."
  • Emily Damon    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Palo Alto, CA
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS
    College: Stanford University

    "Standing on the line with six of my teammates, shivering with anticipation to play the game that weeks of running through snow and rain, throwing and catching with numb hands, pushups, sit-ups, and pasta dinners have prepared us for, gives me a rush that I can not live without"
  • Alison Douglas   
    Hometown: Nashville, TN
    Current Residence: Nashville, TN
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: University School of Nashville

    "I love the feeling of knowing you have pushed your body to its capacity."
  • Brenna Hokanson    
    Hometown: Denver, CO
    Current Residence: Denver, CO
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Denver East HS

    "I play hard-nosed, aggressive defense."
  • Drew Johnson    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 2 1/2
    HS: Nathan Hale HS

    "She is a sharp cutter as a down-fielder and as a handler. Her long throws are great, and her mid-range break throws are especially useful. Drew is tall, fast and strong and is an awesome" target going deep.
  • Hana Kawai    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Nathan Hale HS

    "People really give in this sport, and I love that. People give and share and know, and crazy things happen and I'm going to play until they drag me off the field."
  • Patty King    
    Hometown: St. Paul, MN
    Current Residence: St. Paul, MN
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'4"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Cretin-Durham Hall
    College: College of St. Benedict

    "I know that I would not have made the magnificent friendships I've had without ultimate."
  • Shannon Mcdowell    
    Hometown: Corvallis, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Crescent Valley HS
    College: University of Oregon

    "I play ultimate because it finds the perfect balance between competitiveness and spirited play."
  • Emelie McKain    
    Hometown: Andover, MA
    Current Residence: Andover, MA
    Age: 16)
    Height: 4'11"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Andover HS

    "It is not only the people I play with that makes this sport so fulfilling for me; I love the desire to become a better player and push my body to new limits."
  • Fiona Mckibben    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: The Bush School

    "I love making a cut and knowing someone will throw the disc to you because it was such a perfect cut, or not having to watch your throw because you are so confident in your throw and your" receiver.
  • Chelsea Murphy    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'3"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "There is no other sport that gives me the feeling of accomplishment and success, like a moment after laying out and D-ing an opponent."
  • Shannon O'Malley    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: Nathan Hale HS
    College: University of Washington

    "Shannon runs the offense with great discipline. By this I mean, she always sets up her cuts, runs good angles, and makes good throwing (or not throwing) decisions."
  • Maisie Richards    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I live for the days filled with long, hot tournaments when you go back to the hotel covered in mud and scratches."
  • Amber Sinicrope    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "In those seemingly endless points, I see what I am really made of; can I dig in while my legs are screaming at me to stop and get that D?"
  • Anna Snyder   
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'8"
    Years Playing: 1
    HS: Northwest School

    "Every single coach that I have had in Ultimate appreciated and loved the game to a point where it was contagious. I learned from them to respect and revel in how much fun I have when I play."
  • Claire Suver    
     
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 19)
    Height: 5'3"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Nathan Hale HS
    College: University of Washington

    "Claire has some of the best disc handling skills I have seen in anyone, let alone a junior. She is a natural with the disc. She sees the field very well, and makes veteran choices."
  • Molly Suver    
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 19)
    Height: 5'3"
    Years Playing: 7 1/2
    HS: Nathan Hale HS
    College: University of Oregon

    "I have yet to find a community that is as committed to their sport as the Ultimate community is."
  • Autumn Tocchi    
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Eugene, OR
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'5"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Churchill HS

    "Pushing myself beyond previously thought limits makes me feel like I can do the impossible."
  • Leila Tunnell    
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 17)
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I play ultimate because it is unlike, and makes me more happy than any other sport I've ever played."
  • Samantha Valesano    
    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Southwest HS

    "She has been the best player on almost every team she's played on and yet you'd never know it unless you watched the games in detail."
  • Dory Ziperstein    
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18)
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "At first, I was taken back, more confused if I wanted to give up my jersey, but then I couldn't think of a better person to have my jersey. We both took our sweaty, dirty, jerseys off" our backs and gave them to each other. Every time I look at her jersey, it not only reminds me of that game, but of her as a player, and how much I liked guarding and playing against a good player that I admire on the field."

 
Head Coach: Vida Towne
Assistant Coaches: Miranda Roth, Julia Weese-Young

Alternates: Aubri Bishop, Hazel Crowley, Emma  Fuller, Katie Shafer, Elizabeth Silverstein
 

Juniors - Open (source) Team USA - Juniors Open:
  1. FlagIcon us United States (Team USA) Icon Gold
  2. FlagIcon ca Canada Icon Silver
  3. FlagIcon co Colombia Icon Bronze
  4. FlagIcon au Australia
  5. FlagIcon gb Great Britain
  6. FlagIcon se Sweden
  7. FlagIcon fi Finland
  8. FlagIcon il Israel
     
  • Chris Brenenborg   
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
    Age: 18
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Central Catholic HS
    College: Pittsburgh

    "I play because of that feeling after you've left it all on the field and still get beat, which makes you want to improve, so that you can beat them next time you see them."
  • Ben Feldman   
    Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
    Current Residence: Minnetonka, MN
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 2 1/2
    HS: Hopkins HS

    "No one is ever refused a chance to participate when it comes to ultimate, and those who are new to the game have the opportunity to improve, just as I did."
  • Christian Foster   
    Hometown: Shutesbury, MA
    Current Residence: Shutesbury, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 7
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "Ultimate is the greatest sport invented. I have made most of my friends through Ultimate and Tiina Booth has made it a lifestyle at Amherst HS."
  • Eli Friedman   
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Current Residence: Boulder, CO
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 2 1/2
    HS: South Eugene HS
    College: University of Colorado

    "Share the same idealistic notions and refuse to give up on the inherent goodness of humanity, embodied in a physical, intense, but most of all respectful, battle on the field."
  • Andrew Hollingworth   
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "Ultimate has become my niche in the world where I am able to meet people who share one of my passions and for that I love Ultimate."
  • Oliver Honderd   
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 17
    Height: 6'0"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Spring time/Ultimate season is by far my favorite time of the year just because my love for the sport in the happiness it gives me makes every other aspect of my life better."
  • Casey Ikeda   
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'6"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: The Northwest School
     
  • Sam Kanner   
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 5
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "In no other sport that I have played, is the competition at such a high level, while there is still a considerable amount of respect for fellow teammates, opponents, and the game, itself."
  • Alex Kapinos   
    Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
    Current Residence: Longmeadow, MA
    Age: 17
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: Longmeadow HS

    "I also play because i got hooked and can't stop thinking about it."
  • Chris Kosednar   
    Hometown: Anchorage, AK
    Current Residence: Northfield, MN
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 8
    HS: East Anchorage HS
    College: Carleton College

    "Chris loves to play. He is one to always try to bring the level of play of a scrimmage or game to the next level."
  • Taylor Lahey   
    Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
    Current Residence: Castro Valley, CA
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 3 1/2
    HS: Castro Valley HS

    "Tay will work hard to get the disc and is a hand full to cover."
  • Grant Lindsley   
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'10"
    Years Playing: 3
    HS: The Paideia School

    "I learned to throw a disk in 3rd grade at Paidea school."
  • Adam Miller   
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Lewiston, ME
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: The Northwest School
    College: Bates College

    "Adam reads the game well, is athletic, smart, and plays with a lot of heart."
  • Jeremy Norden   
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Current Residence: Seattle, WA
    Age: 16
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Northwest School

    "I like the fact that ultimate is a small enough sport that people are not playing for money, just their own love of the game."
  • Stephen Panasci   
    Hometown: Maplewood, NJ
    Current Residence: Maplewood, NJ
    Age: 17
    Height: 5'7"
    Years Playing: 2
    HS: Columbia HS

    "There are no big contracts, or college recruits; the sport is played just for the glory of winning and for the fun of it."
  • Darden Pitts   
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18
    Height: 6'3"
    Years Playing: 4
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "Great hands and field sense. Superb ability in the air, whether vertically or horizontally."
  • Robin Stewart-Demartino   
     
    Hometown: Amherst, MA
    Current Residence: Amherst, MA
    Age: 18)
    Height: 6'1"
    Years Playing: 8 1/2
    HS: Amherst Regional HS

    "I love the one on one battles on both offense and defense, Plus I live for layout blocks!"
  • George Stubbs   
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
    Age: 16
    Height: 5'11"
    Years Playing: 6
    HS: The Paideia School

    "Because I love the spirit, love the game, love the people, love the atmosphere, love the tournaments, and I just have fun no matter what, but especially at a high competitive level."
  • Matt Sung   
    Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
    Current Residence: Castro Valley, CA
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'9"
    Years Playing: 3 1/2
    HS: Castro Valley HS

    "From my first tournaments, I discovered that ultimate was not only a great sport to play but also a great thing to be a part of."

 
Head Coach: Michael Baccarini
Assistant Coaches: Jason Simpson, Chase Sparling-Beckley, Ben Van Heuvelen

Alternates: Nathan Castine, Jonathan Hirschberger, Sam Kittross-Schnell, Noah Saul, Ryan Schwartz, Broderick Smith, Paul Weeks
 

 

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