2014 Year In Photos, Presented By UltiPhotos

UltiPhotosWhat better way to capture a wonderful year of ultimate than with a photo essay. This was one of my favorite articles of the year to compile, both because of the chance to look back over some amazing moments but also to see the depth and the breadth of the work of UltiPhotos, whose photos comprise most of what you will see below. Please support them. You can find UltiPhotos on the web, Facebook, and Twitter.

This is the final post in our 2014 year in review series; we hope you enjoy. All photos in this article are provided courtesy of UltiPhotos unless otherwise specified. No other use is permitted without UltiPhotos’ express permission.

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Bentley celebrates winning the DIII College Championship. Photo: Nick Lindeke — UltiPhotos.com.
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The organizers of the World Club Championships hired a helicopter to push standing water off of the fields. Photo: Michael Palmer.
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San Francisco Revolver gathers to celebrate winning WUCC 2014 in the Open Division. Photo: Jeff Bell — UltiPhotos.com
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Jimmy Mickle and Colorado Mamabird celebrate winning the 2014 College Championships. Photo: Adam Shapiro.
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The city of Lecco, Italy, from a nearby mountaintop. Photo: Charlie Eisenhood.
Underneath their jerseys, the Wisconsin Hodags wore the jerseys of their greatest rivals, Carleton CUT, after the death of three young Carleton players in a car accident. Photo: Wisconsin Hodags.
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UNC’s Jon Nethercutt catches the disc in the College Championship semifinals vs. UNC Wilmington. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Boston Ironside’s Brandon “Muffin” Malecek lays out for a block on double game point against Japan’s Buzz Bullets at WUCC. A controversial contested foul erased the Ironside block and the Buzz Bullets went on to win. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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The 2013 Callahan winner Dylan Freechild catches a disc as 2014 Callahan winner Jimmy Mickle pursues him during the semifinals of the College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Philadelphia Green Means Go celebrates making it to Nationals. Photo: Brian Canniff — UltiPhotos.com
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North Carolina’s Boneyard is thrilled after winning the Masters Division at WUCC. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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UNC Wilmington celebrates a major upset win over Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Washington DC Scandal’s Octavia “Opi” Payne gets a huge layout block against San Francisco Fury’s Carolyn Finney. Photo: Pete Guion — UltiPhotos.com
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Ultiworld’s Tad Wissel interviews Pittsburgh Temper’s Max Thorne during the National Championships. Photo: Brian Canniff — UltiPhotos.com
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A North Carolina Triforce player toes the line en route to the team’s YCC victory. Photo: Hart Matthews — UltiPhotos.com
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Johnny Bravo’s Jimmy Mickle and Ironside’s George Stubbs battle for the disc at the National Championships. Photo: William “Brody” Brotman — UltiPhotos.com
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Oregon coach Lou Burruss is amped up and flashing some style at the College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Green Means Go sprints down on defense at the National Championships. Photo: Pete Guion — UltiPhotos.com
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UNC’s Drew Chandler gets fired up. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Rice celebrates winning the DIII National Championships. Photo: Nick Lindeke — UltiPhotos.com
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Jimmy Mickle holds up his Callahan award trophy. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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DC Scandal celebrates winning their second consecutive national title. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com
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Johnny Bravo’s Stanley Peterson flies highest in the semifinals of the National Championships vs. GOAT. Photo: Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com
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DC Current players soak it in after winning the 2014 MLU Championship. Photo: Paul Andris — UltiPhotos.com

 

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Skydivers added some extra flair to the National anthem at the College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Johnny Bravo’s Kurt Gibson enjoys the moment after winning the National Championship in Frisco. Photo: Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com
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SF Nighlock’s Kathryn Barry throws against Denver Molly Brown’s Maggie Chen. Photo: Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com
The San Jose Spiders hoist the AUDL Championship trophy in Toronto. Photo: Ed Kung
The San Jose Spiders hoist the AUDL Championship trophy in Toronto. Photo: Ed Kung
Seattle and Colorado faced off at YCC in the Women's Division finals. Photo: Alex Fraser -- UltiPhotos.com
Seattle and Colorado faced off at YCC in the Women’s Division finals. Photo: Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com
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Ultiworld Freshman of the Year Hayley Wahlroos (Oregon) makes an outstanding layout grab for a score during the College Championship semifinals. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Seattle Riot’s Gwen Ambler played in her final season with her long-time team. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com
Minneapolis Drag'N Thrust had a banner year: they won world and national titles. Photo: Brian Canniff -- UltiPhotos.com
Minneapolis Drag’N Thrust had a banner year: they won world and national titles. Photo: Brian Canniff — UltiPhotos.com
Laying out on turf comes with a few downsides. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com
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Boston Ironside’s Russell Wallack at sunset at the National Championships. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com
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Ohio State’s Cassie Swafford hugs her teammate Paige Soper after winning the College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Cassie Swafford holds the trophy after being awarded the Callahan. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Realeigh Ring of Fire’s Jon Nethercutt walks off with an injury during the dramatic semifinals of the National Championships. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com
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Revolver’s Beau Kittredge gets the layout score past Seattle Sockeye’s Danny Karlinsky at WUCC. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com
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Portland Rhino poses for a photo after advancing to Nationals out of the Northwest Region. Photo: Scobel Wiggins — UltiPhotos.com
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2014 was San Francisco Fury’s Matty Tsang’s final season of coaching. Photo: Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com
  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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