USA Ultimate Announces Final 2013 World Games Roster

Posted: May 15, 2013 11:23 AM

U.S. National Team sets its sights on Colombia and a third consecutive gold medal

Boulder, Colo. (May 15, 2013) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, is pleased to announce the 13 athletes selected to travel to Cali, Colombia this July to represent the U.S. at the 2013 World Games.

More than 500 people from across the United States applied to be considered for the 2013 National Team. Invitations to participate in one of two tryout camps, either in San Francisco or Washington, DC, were extended to 99 applicants, 78 of which attended the camps. From those 78, 20 athletes were chosen to participate in two weekend training sessions, the first in San Francisco followed by a second in Boston this past weekend.

Head Coach Alex Ghesquiere and Assistant Coach Matty Tsang used the training weekends to further evaluate the team before paring down the original 20-person roster to the 13 athletes listed below. The team will seek to bring home a third consecutive World Games gold medal.

Coach Ghesquiere explains, "Selecting thirteen players from our initial 20 was very difficult for Matty and me – all of the U.S.A. team members are great ultimate players, and all of them were at some point shuffled into or out of the final roster in our minds. We have ended up with an outstanding group of players going to Colombia and an outstanding group of alternates to back them up. I'm certain that the challenge ahead of our team is significant and that all of our players are up to it."

Before traveling to Colombia, the team will gather for three more practice weekends: June 15-16 where they will compete at Poultry Days in Versailles, Ohio; in coordination with the U.S. Open Ultimate Championships and Convention in Raleigh, N.C., July 4-7; and finally in Denver shortly before the Games.

The World Games are scheduled to take place July 25-August 4 in Cali. Ultimate teams from six nations will compete in the three-day flying disc tournament July 28-30. Participating teams will represent Australia, Canada, Colombia, Great Britain, Japan and the United States.

The 2005 and 2009 U.S. National Teams won gold at the World Games in Duisburg, Germany and Kaohshing, Taiwan. In 2001, at the first World Games’ Flying Disc competition, the U.S. team won silver.

2013 World Games
Cali, Colombia
July 25 – Aug. 4
US National Team
National Team Blog


USA Ultimate National Team Staff

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Byron Hicks

Team Leader
Parker, CO


Alex Ghesquire

Head Coach
Washington, DC


Matt Tsang

Assistant Coach
Oakland, CA


Athletic Trainer: Josh Markette – Medford, Mass.


USA Ultimate National Team

2013WG Georgia Bosscher   2013WG_Cara_Crouch   2013WG_Ryan_Farrell
Georgia Bosscher

Madison, WI
Club: Heist
College(s): Wheaton, Wisconsin
  Cara Crouch

Austin, TX
Club: Showdown
College(s): Texas
  Ryan Farrell

Boulder, CO
Club: Johnny Bravo
College(s): William & Mary
2013WG_Sarah_Griffith   2013WG_Cree_Howard   2013WG_Ashlin_Joye
Sarah Griffith

Seattle, WA
Club: Riot
College(s): Michigan
  Cree Howard

Oakland, CA
Club: Fury
College(s): California
  Ashlin Joye

San Francisco, CA
Club: Revolver
College(s): California-Davis
2013WG_Beau_Kittredge   2013WG Michael Natenberg   2013WG_Octavia_Payne
Beau Kittredge

San Francisco, CA
Club: Revolver
College(s): Colorado
  Mike Natenberg

Austin, TX
Club: Doublewide
College(s): Texas
  Octavia Payne

Washington, DC
Club: Scandal
College(s): Pennsylvania
2013WG_Alex_Snyder   2013WG_George_Stubbs   2013WG_Mac_Taylor.jpg
Alex Snyder *

Madison, WI
Club: Fury
College(s): Colorado
  George Stubbs *

Somerville, MA
Club: Ironside
College(s): Harvard
  Mac Taylor

San Francisco, CA
Club: Revolver
College(s): Colorado
Dylan Tunnell

Atlanta, GA
Club: Chain Lightning
College(s): Georgia

* denotes team captain

Athlete photos are available from USA Ultimate upon request for media use. For further information about USA Ultimate’s 2013 World Games team or to request athlete photos, please contact Andy Lee, USA Ultimate’s Director of Marketing & Communications at or 303.447.3472.


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