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The 10 Most-Read Ultiworld Articles Of 2019

The stories readers clicked on the most.

Today begins one of our favorite Ultiworld traditions: the annual Year In Review series. We will look back over the biggest stories, most popular articles, the “best of” the year, and more over the next week. We kick things off with a look at the 10 most popular articles1 — based on pageviews — from 2019.

10. In the Minority: A Reflection on Club Nationals

Gabe Hernandez’s essay on the sense of dissonance he felt at Club Nationals resonated with many in the sport.

9. Metro Least: Why is the Metro East so Bad?

A deeper dive into the weakness of the Metro East got a lot of discussion started.

8. How to Pull Off an Upset at Regionals (Or Die Trying)

Patrick Stegemoeller’s blueprint for scoring the shock upset at Regionals was predictably popular.

7. Ultimate Misses Out on 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Ultimate’s Olympic dream remains an undercurrent of much of the sport’s development. Although LA 2028 was always the target, the news that ultimate missed out on Paris made waves.

6. BYU Men Ask Teams to Decline Bid They Earned for Northwest

BYU finished the season near the top of the rankings, easily earning a bid for the Northwest Region. Their ongoing fight to be accommodated for postseason competition, despite not playing on Sundays, remains a hot-button story.

5. The Best & Worst Jerseys at the 2019 College Championships

Daniel Prentice’s annual team kit discussion always brings out the comments and plenty of outrage.

4. Sidelined: Injury, Grief, and Trauma

Hannah Leathers shared her story of a long and difficult recovery from a string of injuries that has kept her off the field and how to support players facing a similar challenge.

3. Improve Your Flick (Huck) with this One Weird Trick

Yes, it was an obvious clickbait headline. Yes, it worked. So does Ari Jackson’s trick!

2. Understanding Strong & Weak Space in Horizontal Stack

Joe Marmerstein’s breakdown of space inside a ho stack offense resonated with players new and old.

1. Long-Time Ultimate Organizer Charged with Distributing Ecstasy, Ketamine

Skip Sewell, the founder of Cultimate and USA Goaltimate, was charged in federal court for distribution of MDMA and Ketamine.

  1. excluding some Ultiworld classics from past years and routine news stories like roster announcements 

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

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


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