Opening Pull: Classic City Classic, Color of Ultimate: LA Throwback

Welcome to Opening Pull, your weekly wrap-up of the previous week in ultimate. We’ve gathered the news you need to know and highlights you need to see, and we’ll let you know what’s coming up in the next week.

Classic City Classic Crowns Georgia Athena and Brown B-Mo

Athens, GA played host to one of the top fall events on the east coast, with a particularly strong field in the men’s division. The reigning national champions, Brown Brownian Motion, won in the men’s division, defeating a surprising UNC Wilmington Seamen club in the final 13-11. Pittsburgh and NC State were the other semifinalists, though BYU went 3-0,1 including a 13-9 win over UNC.

In the women’s division, Southeast champion and host Georgia Athena went undefeated and closed the weekend with an emphatic 14-7 victory over South Carolina in the final. Marie Perivier and Athena are off to a strong start having thumped the mostly Southeast field, further confirming their status as the regional favorite. Florida State and Alabama reached the semifinals, as well.

More coverage of the tournament coming!

LA Throwback to Host Color of Ultimate Showcase on Sand

The LA Throwback Foundation is partnering with AFDC: Project Diversity to deliver a showcase Color of Ultimate beach game, featuring two rosters of players top-level people of color. The game will be a part of Throwback, Jan 18-19 of 2020, over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. It was also announced that the game will be livestreamed. After the success of Project Diversity’s first CoU game, it’s exciting to get another one of a different flavor.

USA Ultimate Releases Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Update

USAU’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team released a November update on the efforts the organization has taken to support advancement in these areas within in ultimate.

  1. and added a fourth win over Emory in a post-CCC scrimmage 

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    Keith Raynor

    Keith Raynor is a Senior Editor and the Business Development Manager at Ultiworld. He co-hosts our Deep Look podcast and does play-by-play and color commentary. He coaches UConn Rise, the college's women's team. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@FullFieldHammer).

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