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  1. Marisa Rafter Wins the 2016 Callahan Award

    Marisa Rafter wins the 2016 Callahan Award. Photo: Paul Andris -- UltiPhotos.com
    Marisa Rafter wins the 2016 Callahan Award. Photo: Paul Andris — UltiPhotos.com

    In a surprise upset, Cal’s Marisa Rafter was selected as the winner of the 2016 Callahan Award. Rafter has been dominant this season for the California Pie Queens, leading them to their first Nationals since 2012. Finally healthy after years of battling injuries, Rafter’s has shown herself to be elite on both sides of the disc, racking up blocks for Cal’s D-line and helping their offense with her dynamic backfield cutting and huge throws when needed.

    It certainly didn’t hurt that Rafter had one of the postseason’s most talked about Callahan videos, giving her a reputation for stuffing throwers on the mark by showing 22 point blocks, including numerous spectacular footblocks. Rafter will be continuing to play with Bay Area Nightlock this women’s club season.

    —Keith Raynor May 29, 2016 at 9:14PM
  2. Trent Dillon Wins The 2016 Callahan Award

    Trent Dillon wins the 2016 Callahan Award.
    Trent Dillon wins the 2016 Callahan Award.

    The University of Pittsburgh star Trent Dillon is the winner of the 2016 Callahan Award! Dillon has become one of the most well-rounded players in the game during his time in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the 2016 USA Men’s National Team and has won two college titles during his five years at Pittsburgh.

    He is the only Callahan finalist to lead his team to a semifinals berth this year at the College Championships. He hopes to claim his third title at College Nationals this weekend.

     

    —Steve Sullivan May 29, 2016 at 3:42PM
  3. Texas A&M’s Ben Lewis With The Huge Layout Score

    Texas A&M’s Ben Lewis reeled in this insane grab against Pittsburgh in today’s prequarterfinal round at the 2016 College Championships:

    Ben Lewis | Layout Score

    Video via Akshat Rajan.

    —Charlie Eisenhood May 28, 2016 at 10:20PM
  4. 2016 Callahan Award Finalists

    In addition to deciding the DI College National Champions, this weekend in Raleigh we will also learn who wins the 2016 Callahan Awards. Earlier this week, Ultimate Central announced the finalists in each division, listed here alphabetically.

    Men’s:

    Women’s:

    The awards will be presented Sunday afternoon during halftime of the second women’s semifinal (men’s award) and at halftime of the first men’s semifinal (women’s award). Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and nominees.

    —Steve Sullivan May 26, 2016 at 2:34PM
  5. Nationals Prop Bet Pick’Em Contest

    sports betting board

    We’re bringing our prop contest into the modern age, and now you can enter to win an Ultiworld Prize Pack!

    Over the past couple of years, one of the traditions among the Ultiworld staff is a series of fun prop bets. We actually ran these on the site in 2014 but didn’t get them up for a 2015 edition. Our 2016 game is expanding to a contest you can enter, with an Ultiworld Prize Pack on the line for the top entry.

    Enter Here!

    Thanks for playing!

    —Keith Raynor May 25, 2016 at 10:16AM
  6. Cal Poly SLO’s Christopher Cogswell For Callahan

    It’s a late addition to the Callahan video field, but here’s Cal Poly SLO’s Christopher Cogswell:

    Christopher Cogswell | Callahan Award 2016

    —Charlie Eisenhood May 23, 2016 at 10:58AM
  7. Get Ready For Summer Ultimate With Big Sale On Camping Gear, Sideline Games

    Cornhole-Ladder Golf

    Summer tournaments are right around the corner, so get geared up for the season with a new tent, some sweet new sideline games, and more.

    Amazon has select Coleman tents and sun shades on sale today. This Coleman 8-person tent is just $95.99 today and has an average review of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

    You can also get this beach shade tent for just $31.99 and be ready for Wildwood and more. It has an average review of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

    And have some fun on the sideline with this great cornhole/ladder golf combination game. Not only can you set up either game, but the games can be reconfigured into sturdy plastic tables. Both tables have carry handles, making transportation easy. It has an average review of 4.7 out of 5 stars. And you could always order a KanJam set if you don’t have one already.

    Want more deals? Follow @UltiworldDeals on Twitter and check out our Deals page.

    —Ultiworld May 23, 2016 at 10:43AM
  8. DIII Nationals: Saturday Highlights

    Check out highlights from day one of the Division III College Championships.

    DIII College Championships Video Highlights

    Video by Cam Bellando and Michael Ball.

    —Ultiworld May 23, 2016 at 9:00AM
  9. Fury’s Marika Austin Added To USA Mixed Roster

    Marika AustinAfter the major knee injury to Robyn Wiseman, the USA Mixed National Team made a roster move, adding Fury’s Marika Austin to the team. The Mixed roster rises to 25, still short of the WFDF limit of 28.

    The Men’s team made a similar move when Beau Kittredge got hurt earlier this month, adding John Stubbs to the team.

    —Charlie Eisenhood May 20, 2016 at 8:02PM
  10. 2017 DI College Championships To Be Held In Cincinnati

    USA Ultimate has announced today that the 2017 DI College Championships will be returning to Cincinnati on May 26-29 of next year. The Heritage Oak Park field site has previously hosted the 2014 College Championships as well as 2013 High School Centrals.

    The DIII College Championships will take place a weekend before (May 20-21) in Lexington, KY; the event will be hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park Polo Fields.

    —Steve Sullivan May 19, 2016 at 4:17PM

News

  1. A Very Serious Evaluation Of The 2016 Callahan Videos

  2. Valerio Iani: A Man On A Mission, Presented by Nike Ultimate Camps

  3. A Team Of Their Own

  4. Amherst Wins Dominant Double At Northeasterns, Presented By CUT Camps

  5. Ranking Ultimate Teams With the Elo Rating Algorithm

  6. Announcing The 2017 High School National Invite

  7. AUDL 2016: DC Breeze @ New York Empire

  8. DIII College Championships Men’s Preview

  9. AUDL Midseason Power Rankings

  10. High School Southerns Recap, Presented By CUT Camps

  11. 2016 Men’s College Highlights, Presented By BE Ultimate

  12. 2016 Women’s College Highlights, Presented By BE Ultimate

  13. Who The Heck Is This Girl? An Interview With Sarah Anciaux, Presented by Nike Ultimate Camps

  14. Lepler To Take Over Play-By-Play At College Champs; Toner To Provide Color

  15. All-Star Ultimate Tour Returning For Summer 2016

  16. Neuqua Valley And Holy Family Catholic Claim Final High School Centrals Titles, Presented By CUT Camps

  17. High School Southerns 2016: Tournament Preview (Boys) [Presented By CUT Camps]

  18. Capitals Disband In Shake Up Of Ontario Women’s Club Scene

  19. WUGC Preview: A Short Video Analysis Of Canada Vs USA Women

  20. USA Ultimate Announces DIII Nationals Seeding, Schedule

  21. 2016 All-Region Discussion Threads

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    Program Proven: Whitman Advances To First Final, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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    College Championships: Day 1 Men’s Storylines, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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    College Nationals Bracketology By The Numbers

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    ‘Sweet’ Success: Looking Deeper At The Roles Of Whitman’s Stars

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    A Very Serious Evaluation Of The 2016 Callahan Videos

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    Feature Game Preview: Oregon Ego v. Colorado Mamabird, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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  8. Michael Aguilar

    The Only Team Worth Watching At Nationals Is Texas A&M (Or: An Ode To Dalton Smith)

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    Tuesday Tips: 5 Ways To Raise Your Game IQ, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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