Throw Away Outcome: How BFG Won it All

Slow and steady really did win the race!

Seattle BFG. Photo: Kristina Geddert —

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“Throw away outcome” may not be the mantra you expect to carry a team to win a National Championship. Yet this mantra was part of the artful strategy that won #1 Seattle BFG their first national title in program history.

Even though being the top team in the Power Rankings implies BFG’s win was well within the realm of possibility if not outright expected, many people familiar with the mixed division expected bigger name teams with flashier rosters — like #2 Seattle Mixtape or #5 Washington D.C. Space Heater — to outshine them on the national stage. BFG took “trusting the process” to a whole new level throughout the course of their 2021 season, however, and proved that you can win it all by making a game plan and sticking to it.

With such a strong commitment to playing their game–both meticulously structured and nimble to respond to challenges as they arose–and with buy-in from a roster of elite players with diverse strengths, it’s no wonder that BFG finished the postseason undefeated as the 2021 Club Champs.

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  1. Isabel Cruz
    Isabel Cruz

    Isabel "Fizzy" Cruz originally hails from Brooklyn, NY and now calls Denver home. She started playing ultimate on an open team in high school and really fell in love with the sport playing women's during her time at Yale University with Ramona Quimby from 2013-2017, where she captained her senior year. Fizzy has jumped at every chance she can get to build community around the world playing her favorite sport through leagues, fun tournaments, and competitive play at the club level in New York, Denver, and Argentina.

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