Top U.K. Teams Clapham Ultimate, Iceni Confirmed for U.S. Open
Posted: December 8, 2016 10:48 AM
Revolution (COL) and MUD (JPN) Round Out Strong International Women’s Field
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The United Kingdom’s top-ranked ultimate teams, plus two additional international squads in the women’s division, have confirmed their participation in the 2017 U.S. Open Championships.
Five-time defending European Champion and U.K. National Champion Clapham Ultimate join the previously announced Buzz Bullets (JPN) as international participants in the men’s division.
Seven-time European Champion and 11-time U.K. National Champion Iceni becomes part of a stellar women’s division that also includes UNO, Japan’s top-ranked women’s team that committed to the U.S. Open last week.
Colombia’s number-one team, Revolution, and 2015-16 national championship silver medalists, MUD (JPN) will also compete in the women’s division.
Iceni, MUD, UNO and Revolution join American teams Brute Squad (Boston, Mass.), Riot (Seattle, Wash.), Molly Brown (Denver, Colo.) and Fury (San Francisco, Calif.), plus four additional yet-to-be-determined teams, in the 12-team women’s division.
The Buzz Bullets and Clapham Ultimate join Ironside (Boston, Mass.), Revolver (San Francisco, Calif.), Johnny Bravo (Denver, Colo.) and Ring of Fire (Raleigh, N.C.) as men’s division participants with half of the 12-team field now confirmed.
USA Ultimate is currently reviewing applications from 15 men’s division teams for a minimum of two remaining international slots.
The 2017 U.S. Open will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., Aug. 4-6, where it has been combined with USA Ultimate’s Youth Club Championships – the premier championship-level youth tournament in the world. In total, USA Ultimate will welcome nearly 2,500 athletes from more than 110 teams across the youth and elite-level international divisions.
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