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Claire Chastain

Biography

I first started playing ultimate in 2008 when I was a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. My older sister playing in college, and I followed in her footsteps when I got to UNC-Wilmington. After playing several club seasons with Raleigh Phoenix and graduating from college, I moved from the coast of North Carolina to the mountains of Colorado, where I now captain Denver Molly Brown.

I’m in my third year coaching University of Colorado Kali and have also coached at CUT Camp and NUTC the past few summers.

When not playing or coaching, I work in special education at an elementary school in Aurora, Colo., and spend most of my free time with my pup, Masie. You can find cute pics of her on Instagram: #masiepup.

Fun Facts about Claire:

  • I’ve missed more than 10 flights, but none so far in 2017!
  • I have an eight-year old pup named Masie who I bought off Craigslist. #masiepup
  • I didn’t know raisins were grapes until 2014.

Playing History

Year Team
2014-Present Denver Molly Brown
2016 U.S. Women's National Team - WUGC
2015 U.S. Women's Beach National Team
2013 U.S. U-23 Women's National Team
2011-2013 Raleigh Phoenix
2008-2013 University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seaweed
2010 Wilmington Right Coast

Career Highlights

Year Highlight
2016 Gold - World Ultimate and Guts Championships
2015 Gold - World Championships of Beach Ultimate
2015 Team Spirit Award - World Championships of Beach Ultimate
2013 Gold - World Under-23 Ultimate Championships
2013 Callahan Award Winner

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