2017 World Games USA Tryout Attendees Announced

Here are the players that will compete for a chance to represent the US at the 2017 World Games.

USA Ultimate has announced the 64 players — 32 men and 32 women — selected to tryout for the national team that will represent the country at the 2017 World Games. The governing body also named five alternates of each gender that will be invited if spots become available leading up to the tryout camp.

As expected, the vast majority of those selected were on one of the three US teams that competed at last summer’s World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London. Only ten players not on a 2016 WUGC roster have been invited.1

Coaches Alex Ghesquiere and Matty Tsang will initially select 20 athletes for their team based on a tryout to be held in Dallas over the weekend of March 11-12. From there, the roster will be trimmed to just 14 players — seven of each gender — who will travel with the team to Wroclaw, Poland in July.

Here are the players that will compete for spots on the team:

Men’s Tryouts

NAMETEAM
Ashlin JoyeRevolver
Beau KittredgeRevolver
Ben Lohre* Johnny Bravo
Brett MatzukaMachine
Cassidy RasmussenRevolver
Chris KocherPoNY
Chris MazurMetro North
Dylan FreechildRhino
George StubbsRevolver
Grant LindsleyRevolver
Henry KonkerJohnny Bravo
Jack HatchettIronside
Jimmy MickleJohnny Bravo
Joel SchlachetRevolver
Johnny BansfieldHigh Five
Jonathan HeltonMachine
Jonathan Nethercutt *Ring of Fire
Khalif El-SalaamSeattle Mixtape
Kurt GibsonIronside
Mac TaylorBlackbird
Matthew RehderSockeye
Mischa Freystaetter *Orlando Friends
Nathan WhiteRevolver
Nick LanceJohnny Bravo
Nick StuartSockeye
Nicky SpivaTruck Stop
Noah SaulRing of Fire
Patrick Shriwise*Madison Club
Peter PrialTruck Stop
Reid KossSockeye
Russell WynneRevolver
Sam KannerRevolver
Simon HigginsRevolver
Stanley Peterson *Johnny Bravo
Tom DoiTruck Stop
Trent DillonSockeye
Tyler DeGirolamoTemper

(*) indicates alternate

Women’s Tryouts

NAMETEAM
Alex SnyderFury
Alyssa Weatherford*Riot
Amber SinicropeBrute Squad
Anna NazarovFury
Becky MalinowskiBrute Squad
Carolyn FinneyFury
Claire ChastainMolly Brown
Claire DesmondFury
Cree HowardFury
Erica BakenDrag'n Thrust
Georgia BosscherHeist
Jaclyn VerzuhRiot
Jesse ShofnerScandal
Jessi Jones*Phoenix
Kaela JorgensonFury
Kami GroomBrute Squad
Kelly JohnsonRiot
Lauren SadlerBrute Squad
Liên HoffmannBrute Squad
Liza Minor*Heist
Maggie RudenFury
Marika AustinFury
Mira WalkerOzone
Nancy HaskellSteamboat
Ness FajardoFury
Octavia PayneMolly Brown
Paige Soper*Riot
Raha MozaffariAMP
Rebecca MillerMolly Brown
Robyn WisemanHeist
Sandy JorgensenScandal
Sarah AnciauxDrag'n Thrust
Sarah GriffithRiot
Sarah ItohScandal
Sarah LevinnShowdown
Sarah MeckstrothDrag'n Thrust
Sophie Darch*Ozone

(*) indicates alternate


  1. Those ten are George Stubbs, Grant Lindsley, Johnny Bansfield, Nick Lance, Noah Saul, Cree Howard, Jaclyn Verzuh, Jesse Shofner, Nancy Haskell, and Sarah Levinn. 

  1. Steve Sullivan
    Steve Sullivan

    Steve Sullivan is the Executive Editor of Ultiworld. He began playing in 2001 at Boston University, helped found and then played 14 seasons with Slow White, and most recently competed with San Francisco Blackbird. He has volunteered as a college Sectional Coordinator, a club Regional Coordinator, and served three terms as a player-elected representative for the Mixed division on USAU's Club Working Group. He has previously written for the USAU magazine and The Huddle, and was editor of the book "Ultimate: The First Five Decades, Vol II." You can reach him by email (steve@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@sjsully21).

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