Tryout Attendees Announced for 2016 WJUC Teams

Posted: December 1, 2015 12:24 PM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2015) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, is pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to attend one of two tryouts for the 2016 National Teams that will represent the U.S. at the World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) in Wroclaw, Poland, next summer. USA Ultimate will send select teams in the girls’ and open divisions to compete at next year’s championships. 

More than 400 youth athletes from all over the country submitted applications to be considered for the Under-20 National Teams. Of the applicants, 101 men and 101 women have been selected by the coaching staffs to attend one of two tryout camps. 

The east coast tryout camp will be held January 23-24, in Orlando, Fla. The west coast tryout camp will be held January 30-31, in Seattle, Wash. Final rosters will be announced in February.

Head coaches for each team were announced in July. Assistant coaches were announced in September. 

Girls' Division U.S. National Team Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Jamie Nuwer (San Francisco, Calif.) 

  • Assistant Coach: DeAnna Ball (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Assistant Coach: Alyssa Weatherford (Seattle, Wash.) 

Open Division U.S. National Team Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Chase Sparling-Beckley (Portland, Ore.)

  • Assistant Coach: Sam O’Brien (Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • Assistant Coach: George Stubbs (Somerville, Mass.)

The 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships will be held July 31-Aug. 6, 2016, in Wroclaw, Poland, and will be hosted by the World Flying Disc Federation and the Polish Ultimate Players Association. 

WJUC was last held in Lecco, Italy, in 2014. The United States earned two medals at the event, a gold in the girls’ division and a silver in the open division. 

Girls' Division Team Tryouts


City, ST


Nina Alworth Seattle, WA West
Robin Anthony-Petersen Alameda, CA West
Isabel Arevalo Atlanta, GA East
Bridget Bailey Fryeburg, ME East
Casey Banta-Ryan Acton, MA West
Allison Bashford Cary, NC East
Louise Beck Edina, MN West
Maddy Boyle Arlington, VA East
Tova Breen Minneapolis, MN East
Kyra Bronfman Atlanta, GA East
Carly Campana Kirkland, WA West
Chloe Carothers-Liske Oakland, CA West
Dina Carpenter-Graffy Madison, WI East
Ruby Cassidy Seattle, WA West
Caroline Collis Needham, MA East
Ally Constantino Seattle, WA West
Josephine Coppinger Leverett, MA East
Hannah Cowan Golden Valley, MN West
Kelly Crowley Naperville, IL East
Katie Cubrilovic Chapel Hill, NC East
Karen Ehrhardt Sugar Grove, NC East
Maria Fong Berkeley, CA West
Katherine Fry Cincinnati, OH East
Emma Gautier Seattle, WA West
Katharine Gilbert Bryn Mawr, PA East
Josie Gillett Seattle, WA East
Catherine Gould Edmond, OK West
Tanika Graham Highland Village, TX West
Lucy Grossman Hatfield, MA East
Megan Halverson Naperville, IL West
Eleanor Heberlein St. Paul, MN West
Zoe Hecht Newton, MA West
Rachel Hess Arlington, VA East
Lindsay Hoeppner Lakeville, MN West
Imani Holness Philadelphia, PA East
Jamie Hong Forest Hills, NY East
Delaney Johnson Greenwood, IN East
Raina Kamrat Ithaca, NY East
Soumya Keefe Lake Forest Park, WA West
Yausaman Khajavei Eugene, OR West
Akane Kleinkopf Boulder, CO West
Ellery Koelker-Wolfe Pasadena, CA West
Miranda Kosowsky Pittsburgh, PA East
Sophia Kosowsky Pittsburgh, PA East
Jenna Krugler Nevada City, CA West
Katherine Lanier Chapel Hill, NC East
Caitlyn Lee Superior, CO West
Yenni Lee Seattle, WA West
Park Li Atlanta, GA East
Bethany Llewellyn Corvallis, OR West
Margaret Manning Seattle, WA West
Angela Mao West Windsor, NJ East
Hannah Neiditz Decatur, GA East
Audrey Neubauer Langley, WA East
Taya Norris Eugene, OR West
Caroline O'Connell Highland Village, TX East
Isabel Olson Minneapolis, MN East
Stephanie Padilla Chicago, IL West
Renata Pepi Northampton, MA East
Marie Perivier Atlanta, GA East
Ollie Peterson Atlanta, GA East
Emma Phelps Wexford, PA East
Stephanie Phillips Seattle, WA West
Emma Piorier St. Paul, MN East
Clea Poklemba Corvallis, OR West
Maya Powell Seattle, WA West
Katherine Quillin Eugene, OR West
Mindy Radike Naperville, IL West
Evelyn Reding Seattle, WA West
Kaia Roast Seattle, WA West
Hayley Samson Milford, OH East
Madison Samson Milford, OH East
Elisabeth Schloss Orem, UT West
Katie Schreiber Eagleville, PA East
Jordan Schultz-McArdle Pittsburgh, PA East
Lilly Shapiro Minnetonka, MN West
Bailey Shigley Seattle, WA West
Nariah-Belle Sims Seattle, WA West
Michelle Slaughter Palo Alto, CA West
Sylvia Snyderman St. Louis, MO East
Stephany Stumphauzer Plainfield, IL West
Mary Sullivan Western Springs, IL West
Jessie Sun Warren, NJ East
Margaret Switzer Atlanta, GA East
Riley Tauer Eden Prairie, MN West
Sydney Taylor-Klaus Atlanta, GA East
Emma Thoennes Eugene, OR West
Caroline Tornquist Arlington, VA East
Claire Trop Seattle, WA West
Mandy Truong Seattle, WA West
Margaret Urheim Wynnewood, PA East
Gabrielle VanDevelder Corvallis, OR West
Jaclyn Verzuh Seattle, WA East
Margaret Walker Madison, WI East
Vlada Watkins Decatur, GA East
Aviva Weinbaum Amherst, MA East
Hannah Wells Berkeley, CA West
Allison Wong Princeton Junction, NJ East
Samantha Wool Seattle, WA West
Ashley Woxman Cincinnati, OH East
Anna Wysen Berkeley, CA West


Open Division Team Tryouts


City, ST


Sion Agami Mason, OH West
Kunle Ajao St. Paul, MN West
Michael Bartell Seattle, WA East
Conor Bauman Danville, CA West
Zach Baumann Bozeman, MT West
Emmanuel Bilolo Flower Mound, TX East
Stanley Birdsong Atlanta, GA East
Ethan Bloodworth Rougemont, NC East
Reno Brinn Algonquin, IL West
Conor Brownell Decatur, GA East
Quinn Buermeyer Corvallis, OR West
Lucas Bulger Ithaca, MN East
Mason Cary Decatur, GA East
Nathan Champoux Ypsilanti, MI West
Eric Chen Brooklyn, NY East
Lucas Chen Seattle, WA West
Colby Chuck Berkeley, CA West
Zachary Cincotta South Orange, NJ East
Noah Cohen Atlanta, GA East
Eli Conard Seattle, WA West
Matthew Cook Middle Village, NY East
Sam Cook Seattle, WA West
Luke Deasy Oakmont, PA West
Spencer DeRoos Newtown Square, PA West
Ryan Dinger Hadley, MA East
Jeremy Dolezal-Ng Alameda, CA West
Cole Drummond Yardley, PA East
Manny Eckert Seattle, WA West
Jacob Elias Golden Valley, MN West
Robbie Farwell Seattle, WA West
Oliver Fay Amherst, MA West
Cameron Ficher Bend, OR West
Duncan Fitzgerald Washington, DC East
Joe Freund Blacksburg, VA East
Ben Goldman Amherst, MA West
Jonathan Haberman Corvallis, OR West
Connor Halloran Greenwood, IN West
Samuel Hammar Edina, MN West
Nick Haser Gibsonia, PA East
Conner Henderson Bargersville, IN West
Nicholas Hirning Seattle, WA West
Eric Hytonen San Leandro, CA West
Micah Jo Lawrenceville, GA East
Tannor Johnson Lexington, MA East
Cole Jurek Shoreview, MN West
Jacob Kaplan Amherst, MA East
Jake Kenniv Lebanon, OH East
Nathan Kenton Fairfield, CT East
Jared Klein North Oaks, MN West
Michael Kromer Gahanna, OH East
Kyle Krukowski Cedar Rapids, IA West
Dillon Lanier Chapel Hill, NC East
Ivan Lee Seattle, WA West
Hector Madrigal Colorado Springs, CO West
Daniel Mah Seattle, WA West
Kai Marcus Seattle, WA West
Parker Marsh Largo, FL East
Garrett Martin Smithfield, UT West
Michael Martin Eugene, OR West
Boone McClellan Spring Hill, TN East
Peter Miller Ames, IA West
Tremont Miller Seattle, WA West
Nicolas Molzon Irvine, CA West
Jordan Monnin Clarksville, OH West
Derek Mourad Seattle, WA West
Russell Moy Maplewood, NJ East
Jesse Nelson Maplewood, NJ East
Jacques Perivier Atlanta, GA East
Andrew Peterschmidt Albany, OR West
Dylan Power Naperville, IL East
Jacob Radack Washington, DC East
John Randolph Seattle, WA West
Jake Reinhardt Lake Jackson, TX East
Noah Robinson Pittsburgh, PA East
William Roecklein Northfield, MN West
Aldous Root Bellevue, WA West
Marc Rovner Chapel Hill, NC East
Solomon Rueschemeyer-Bailey Amherst, MA East
James Rushing Yardley, PA East
Connor Russell Westfield, NJ East
Ben Sabourin Champaign, IL West
Dylan Salzman Denver, CO West
Nels Schimek Seattle, WA West
Timothy Schoch Lexington, MA East
Caleb Seamon Leverett, MA West
Liam Searles-Bohs Durham, NC East
Jarrett Sheran Allison Park, PA East
Alex Shrader Atlanta, GA East
Johnny Sims Baton Rouge, LA East
Theodore Sither Arlington, VA East
Jack Smith Atlanta, GA East
Benjamin Swiatek Naperville, IL East
Coleman Tappero Atlanta, GA East
Trey Taylor Minnetonka, MN West
Justin Ting Seattle, WA West
Dexter Turner Baton Rouge, LA East
Kevin Versteeg Kensington, MD East
Grant Waldron Murfreesboro, TN East
Luke Webb Amherst, MA West
Kale Wenczel Leverett, MA East
Joseph White Cincinnati, OH East


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