Applications for 2014 WJUC Teams Now Open

Posted: October 2, 2013 03:48 PM

Boulder, Colo. (October 2, 2013) – USA Ultimate is excited to announce that the application for the U-19 boys’ and girls’ teams that will travel to the 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships is now open. These teams are selected from applicants around the country and compete at an international competition held every two years by the World Flying Disc Federation. The 2014 girls' team will be coached by Kyle Weisbrod (Seattle, Wash.), and the boys’ team will be coached by Chase Sparling-Beckley (Portland, Ore.).

Information about the process and eligibility and be found on the application. Deadline for receipt of the application and recommendations is November 30, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Baker Pratt, Manager of Competition and Athlete Programs.

The United States began participating in the World Junior Ultimate Championships in 1988 when the youth competition coincided with the World Ultimate and Guts Championships. The first girls’ division championship was held at the 2000 WJUC in Heilbronn, Germany. In the 13 events held since its 1988 inception, the U.S. has participated 11 times and brought home 8 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals. The U.S. boys’ team has won gold in each of the last five WJUCs. Most recently, the United States earned a gold medal in the boys’ division and a silver medal in the girls’ division at the 2012 Championships.

The 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships will take place July 20-26 in Lecco, Italy.


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