USA Ultimate Weekly (May 17, 2016)

Posted: May 17, 2016 06:46 PM

Welcome to USA Ultimate Weekly, where we'll provide you with brief, weekly updates on happenings at USA Ultimate!

May 17, 2016:

What an eventful week of ultimate!

•  At 9pm ET tonight there is a college STAR Program webinar hosted by Alyssa Weatherford and Jon Nethercutt, and will focus on offseason planning for individuals and teams during the summer months. 


•  The second ever beach championships took place in Virginia Beach, VA. Two teams successfully defended titles (And the Warhawks, Swamp Rats)

Congratulations to these champions:

Men's division: And the Warhawks (Cambridge, MA)

 Mixed division: Opig (Arlington, VA)

 Women's division: Rockford Beaches (Madison, WI)

 Mixed Masters division: Swamp Rats (Oxford, NC)

 Grand Masters division: No Country (Brattleboro, VT)

There was some great local news coverage of the event, some great photos by UltiPhotos, and our own recaps (day 1 / day 2) of the event.

Additionally, a women's highlight video has also been posted on our YouTube channel.



•  Four more High School State Champions were crownedFairfield Ludlowe (Connecticut boys' division), Marcus (Texas boys' division), Marcus (Texas mixed division), and Nathan Hale (Washington girls' division). 

Five states will hold championships this upcoming weekend: Kentucky (boys' division), Maryland (boys' division), Oregon (boys' and girls' divisions), Utah (boys' and girls' divisions), and Virginia (boys' and girls' divisions).

•  At the 2016 High School Southern Regionals Championships (#hssoutherns), HS Woodlawn won the girls' division, and Carolina Friends won their third straight boys' division title.

Amy Maynard wrote for this event:

•  Saturday boys' recap

•  Saturday girls' recap

•  Sunday boys' recap

•  Sunday girls' recap

Ultiphotos also took some great photos at the event.


•  At the 2016 High School Central Regional Championships (#hscentrals), Holy Family Catholic won their third girls' division title in four years, while Neuqua Valley won their first boys' division title.


Event coverage provided by Ben Visser, Bri Gerke, Alex Connor, and Kelly Schiro:

•  Saturday boys' recap

•  Saturday girls' recap

•  Sunday boys' recap

•  Sunday girls' recap

Ultiphotos was on hand to take photos from the event.

•  The 2016 High School Northeastern Regional Championships (#hsnortheasterns) take place in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Later this week, the event guide will be posted in the magazine section of the USA Ultimate app (Android / iOS).

•  This weekend in Winston-Salem, North Caroina, 32 of the top small school college teams will play for a title at the D-III College Championships (#d3natties). 

Check out the seedings and schedule, fill out your brackets, and check the USA Ultimate app (Android / iOS) later this week for the event guide. 



•  In ten days, the D-I College Championships (#d1natties) head to Raleigh, North Carolina.

24 hours of live streaming is planned for this event. See where teams ended up being seeded, and fill out your brackets to have a chance to win a $150 gift card from Visit Raleigh.


•  The application period is open for the College ACE Program. The program was developed to provide incentives and recognize growth and sustainability of college ultimate programs based on team development and alignment with the three Cs of our mission: Character, Community and Competition.



•  The YCC U-16 Girls' Free Agent team is taking applications. There are some great testimonials posted on the Girls' Ultimate Movement (GUM) blog from girls who attended last year.



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