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Australia’s Top Men’s Club Team Picks Up Mickle, Kocher For Worlds

Those are some serious pickups.

USA’s Jimmy Mickle. Photo: Jolie Lang — UltiPhotos.com

Colony, the club team based out of Sydney that has won Australian Nationals as a split squad in six of the last seven years, has added Jimmy Mickle and Chris Kocher to the roster that will compete at the World Club Championships next summer in Cincinnati.

Both players were selected to the USA National Team that won gold at the World Games this past summer in Wroclaw, Poland. Their US club teams — Denver Johnny Bravo and New York PoNY, respectively — finished T-9th and 7th at the USA Ultimate National Championships, below the top three finish required to qualify for WUCC.

PoNY’s Chris Kocher. Photo: Burt Granofsky — UltiPhotos.com

Colony has had success on the world stage. They finished fourth at WUCC 2014 in Lecco, Italy, making them the top non-USA finisher in the Men’s Division, and sixth four years prior in Prague, Czech Republic. Many of the team’s players competed for Team Australia at the 2016 World Championships in London, where the country took bronze behind the USA and Japan.

Other familiar names on the Colony roster include Mark Evans, who had a standout career at UNC Wilmington, and Tom Tullett, who has played with Bravo the past two club seasons.

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