My Dinner With Jimmy

Reflections on hard work, team relationships, and why we play from a conversation with the American great.

Jimmy Mickle, then with Sydney Colony, celebrates the team’s upset win over Ring of Fire at WUCC 2018. Photo: Paul Rutherford —

I recently had a very pleasant video chat with Jimmy Mickle. After years of watching him play (and often crush) his opponents, this was a chance to dive deeper into the mind of an all-star. Like many other elite players, Jimmy made choices around other areas of his life and career that would allow him to play and train like a professional athlete. From Colorado to Australia and all the way back to New York, Jimmy pushed hard for the chance to play in the most important games. Here’s what I learned from our conversation.

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  1. Giovanni Santucci
    Giovanni Santucci

    Giovanni Santucci has played ultimate for about 10 years and is still going. He plays for CUS Bologna. He is studying sports business and hopes to help the ultimate community as the sport grows. The highlight of his career so far is winning the European national championship with team Italy U20 in Venenedaal, The Netherlands.

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