2013 Superlatives: The Best Of The Best

After another remarkable year in ultimate, we now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows in our annual superlatives list. 2013 was Ultiworld's first full year as a publication, so we are especially excited to look back on the biggest and best moments.

2013 Fireworks.After another remarkable year in ultimate, we now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows in our annual superlatives list.

2013 was Ultiworld’s first full year as a publication, so we are especially excited to look back on the biggest and best moments.

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Best Game: Seattle Sockeye v. Boston Ironside (Semifinals of the Club Championships) [Game Recap]

Best Play: Oregon’s Ashley Young’s layout catch block in the College Championship finals

Biggest Posterization: U23 Mixed Team USA’s Lisa Pitcaithley filthy layout bookends score against Team Australia

Best Achievement: San Francisco Revolver’s third National Title in four years

Biggest Upset: Washington DC Scandal ending San Francisco Fury’s seven-year run as National Champions

Biggest College Upset: Iowa Stuns #1 Minnesota At North Central Regionals

Biggest News: USA Ultimate Signs Two-Year Agreement With ESPN

Best Individual Performance: Beau Kittredge in the Revolver v. Sockeye National Championship Final

Biggest Breakout Star: Toronto’s Mark Lloyd

Most Improved TeamNew York PoNY

Biggest Scandal: Lindsey Hack Leaves Raleigh Phoenix, Joins Chicago Nemesis Mid-Season

Most Controversial Article: UNC-Wilmington Coach: Stop The Stigma

Biggest Controversy: Dylan Freechild, Simon Montague Pass On U23 Worlds [Background]

Biggest Semi-Pro ControversyBrandon ‘Muffin’ Malecek’s Suspension [Reax]

Top Reddit Post: I met a Cyanide and Happiness artist; he drew me this (Reddit link)

Most-Read Ultiworld Article: Ultimate’s Most Famous YouTuber Is Not Who You Think

Biggest Viral Video: Boston Whitecaps’ Jeff Graham Is Superman (MLU)

Top Callahan Video: Dylan Freechild

Funniest Video: Chicago Machine Defense Highlight Reel

Most Semi-Professional Highlight Reel: Seattle Rainmakers Home Opener

Biggest SportsCenter #1 Top Play: Whitecaps’ Jeff Graham Catches The Tipped Disc

Biggest Semi-Pro Signing: The AUDL’s San Jose Spiders swoop Beau Kittredge from MLU’s SF Dogfish

Biggest Spike: Alabama’s Chris Browning on Central Florida’s Brawley Adams at T-Town Throwdown

Biggest Pivot: Sweden’s Oda Homlong Klaren

Biggest Disappointment: Toronto GOAT’s meltdown at the Club Championships

Biggest Crowd: 2300 fans at the AUDL’s Toronto Rush home opener

Most Impactful Article: Ben van Heuvelen’s ‘What Do We Stand For?‘ [Follow Up Podcasts #1 and #2]

Best Quote: Carleton CUT coach Phil Bowen after semifinals loss to Central Florida

Top Podcast: Pro Flight Finale, Club Champs Format, and Bid Allocation Drama

What did we miss? Help us out in the comments.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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