Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 8, 2021)—USA Ultimate announced today 48 athletes that were selected to represent the United States at the 2022 WFDF World Beach Ultimate Championships next spring in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Following a pair of tryouts last month, 16 players were chosen for each of the mixed, open and women’s divisions from a pool of 160 tryout attendees. Eschewing the previous method of allowing team managers to select squads from a list of applicants, it was the first time USA Ultimate hosted a tryout for the now quadrennial event.

Scheduled for April 2-9, the 2022 edition in Southern California also marks the first time the tournament will occur on U.S. soil after previously being held in France (2017), United Arab Emirates (2015) and Italy (2011).

USA Ultimate will also field teams in four other divisions – mixed, open and women’s masters and open grand masters – which will be announced at a later date along with confirmation of the final Team USA delegation.  

2022 WBUC
Huntington Beach, Calif.
April 2-9

Team USA Rosters

Marika AustinCalvin BrownNatalie Bova
Noah BackerAntoine DavisCrystal L. Davis
Erica BakenJack HatchettDena Rachel Elimelech
Caleb DenecourRaphael HayesJamie Eriksson
Khalif El-SalaamJonathan HeltonRobyn Fennig
Harper GarveyDelrico Montez JohnsonCaitlyn Lee
Kaela HeltonChris KocherStephanie Lim
Simon HigginsAllan LavioletteBecky Malinowski
Kelly HylandJonny MalksBridget Mizener
Sadie JezierskiMatthew Rowan McDonnellLisa Pitcaithley
Rena KawabataAlexander MerrimanClea Poklemba
Sarah MeckstrothJimmy MickleSamantha Rodenberg
Sean MottTyler MonroeMaggie Ruden
Luisa NevesJonathan NethercuttJesse Shofner
Jacob SmithMario O’BrienClaudia Tajima
Nicky SpivaJack WilliamsAmy Zhou