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.
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Team USA Rosters
|Marika Austin||Calvin Brown||Natalie Bova|
|Noah Backer||Antoine Davis||Crystal L. Davis|
|Erica Baken||Jack Hatchett||Dena Rachel Elimelech|
|Caleb Denecour||Raphael Hayes||Jamie Eriksson|
|Khalif El-Salaam||Jonathan Helton||Robyn Fennig|
|Harper Garvey||Delrico Montez Johnson||Caitlyn Lee|
|Kaela Helton||Chris Kocher||Stephanie Lim|
|Simon Higgins||Allan Laviolette||Becky Malinowski|
|Kelly Hyland||Jonny Malks||Bridget Mizener|
|Sadie Jezierski||Matthew Rowan McDonnell||Lisa Pitcaithley|
|Rena Kawabata||Alexander Merriman||Clea Poklemba|
|Sarah Meckstroth||Jimmy Mickle||Samantha Rodenberg|
|Sean Mott||Tyler Monroe||Maggie Ruden|
|Luisa Neves||Jonathan Nethercutt||Jesse Shofner|
|Jacob Smith||Mario O’Brien||Claudia Tajima|
|Nicky Spiva||Jack Williams||Amy Zhou|