US World Games 2022 Team Tryout List Announced

The pool includes 11 returners from the 2017 team.

USA Ultimate released the names of the 74 individuals invited to tryout for the World Games team that will represent the country at the 2022 World Games. The event will be held in Birmingham, AL next July, where the host team will be the heavy favorite coming off four straight gold medals at this event. The final roster will include 14 players, seven men-matching and seven women-matching. During the previous cycle, the roster first cut to 20 players for training before making the final cuts to reach 14.

In the tryout pool are eleven returners from the 2017 team that finished first in Wroclaw, Poland: Jimmy Mickle, Claire Desmond, Georgia Bosscher, Dylan Freechild, Chris Kocher, Carolyn Finney, Nick Stuart, Anna Nazarov, Grant Lindsley, Sarah Griffith, and Liên Hoffmann.

Of the six players who made that roster but were not chosen to travel with the team, four are included in this year’s tryouts: Opi Payne, Nicky Spiva, Claire Chastain, and Kami Groom.

Also invited are 13 players who were not selected for the US National Teams for WUGC in 2020, which were canceled: Bridget Mizener, Jessie O’Connor, Julia Sherwood, Karen Ehrhardt, Lindsay Soo, Sam Little, Robyn Fennig, Ronnie Eder, Nathan Champoux, Daniel Lee, Anders Juengst, and Antoine Davis, as well as the aforementioned Nick Stuart.

Team representation has some significant clusters. San Francisco Fury leads all clubs with nine players invited, while New York PoNY claims eight. Both Boston Brute Squad and Raleigh Ring of Fire each are sending six players. Seattle Mixtape leads mixed clubs with five representatives, making up a sizable portion of the 17 players from the mixed division that have gotten invites.

Head coach: Matty Tsang
Assistant coaches: Miranda Knowles, Patrick Sherlock

Paul ArtersChicago Machine
Marika AustinSan Francisco Fury
Johnny BansfieldChicago Machine
Georgia BosscherU54 Ultimate
Nathan ChampouxAnn Arbor Hybrid
Claire ChastainDenver Molly Brown
Antoine DavisAtlanta Chain Lightning
Caleb DenecourMinneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Claire DesmondSan Francisco Fury
Trent DillonSeattle Sockeye
Ronnie EderDenver Molly Brown
Charlie EideSeattle Riot
Karen EhrhardtRaleigh Phoenix
Khalif El-SalaamSeattle Mixtape
Robyn FennigMadison NOISE
Carolyn FinneySan Francisco Fury
Dylan FreechldSeattle Sockeye
Nate GoffChicago Machine
Sarah GriffithSan Francisco Fury
Kami GroomBoston Brute Squad
Jack HatchettNew York PoNY
Raphael HayesSalem Rhino Slam!
Jonathan HeltonSoCal Condors
Kaela HeltonSan Francisco Fury
Liên HoffmannBoston Brute Squad
Michael IngSan Francisco Revolver
Benjamin JagtNew York PoNY
Pawel JanasChicago Machine
Sadie JezierskiColumbus Cocktails
Kelly JohnsonSeattle Mixtape
Tannor JohnsonLexington Sprocket
Anders JuengstRaleigh Ring of Fire
Sean KeeganNew York PoNY
Elijah KernsSan Francisco Revolver
Chris KocherNew York PoNY
Allan LavioletteRaleigh Ring of Fire
Daniel LeeSalem Rhino Slam!
Grant LindsleyNew York PoNY
Stephanie LimSeattle Mixtape
Sam LittleNew York PoNY
Rowan McDonnellWashington D.C. Truck Stop
Sarah MeckstrothMinneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Jimmy MickleNew York PoNY
Jibran MieserNew York PoNY
Bridget MizenerRaleigh Phoenix
Linda MorsePhiladelphia AMP
Raha MozzafariPhiladelphia AMP
Anna NazarovSan Francisco Fury
Carolyn NormilePittsburgh Parcha
Ryan OsgarRaleigh Ring of Fire
Octavia PayneSan Francisco Fury
Jessie O’ConnorSan Francisco Fury
Kristen PojunisSan Francisco Polar Bears
Eva PoppPortland Schwa
Matthew RehderSeattle Sockeye
Erynn SchroederMadison Heist
Max SheppardPittsburgh Stealers
Julia SherwoodPortland Schwa
Jesse ShofnerNashville Shine
Jacob SmithSan Francisco Revolver
Emily-Smith WilsonSeattle Mixtape
Lindsay SooRaleigh Phoenix
Nicky SpivaPhiladelphia AMP
Nick StuartSeattle Sockeye
John StubbsAtlanta Chain Lightning
Eric TaylorRaleigh Ring of Fire
Anna ThompsonSan Francisco Fury
Qxhna TitcombSeattle Mixtape
Claire TropBoston Brute Squad
Julianna WerffeliBoston Brute Squad
Jack WilliamsRaleigh Ring of Fire
Sol YanuckRaleigh Ring of Fire
Amy ZhouBoston Brute Squad
Angela ZhuBoston Brute Squad
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