32 Players Get Invite to Second World Games Tryout

14 players will be selected to make the USA National Team.

Following last weekend’s tryout for the USA National Team that will compete at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, 32 players have been offered spots at the second tryout that will take place March 26-27 back in Round Rock, TX.

From that group of 32, the coaching staff — Matty Tsang, Miranda Knowles, and Patrick Sherlock — will select a team of 14 players to represent the United States. Here are the players that could still make the final cut:

* indicates 2021 Ultiworld All-Club First Team Selection
^ indicates 2021 Ultiworld All-Club Second Team Selection

NameClub Team
Paul ArtersChicago Machine
Claire ChastainDenver Molly Brown
Claire Desmond^San Francisco Fury
Trent DillonSeattle Sockeye
Khalif El-SalaamSeattle Mixtape
Carolyn Finney^San Francisco Fury
Dylan FreechildSeattle Sockeye
Nate GoffChicago Machine
Kami Groom*Boston Brute Squad
Jack Hatchett^New York PoNY
Raphy Hayes*Salem Rhino Slam!
Kaela HeltonSan Francisco Fury
Liên Hoffmann*Boston Brute Squad
Ben JagtNew York PoNY
Kelly JohnsonSeattle Mixtape
Sean KeeganNew York PoNY
Chris Kocher*New York PoNY
Grant LindsleyNew York PoNY
Sarah Meckstroth*Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust
Jimmy Mickle^New York PoNY
Anna NazarovSan Francisco Fury
Carolyn NormilePittsburgh Parcha
Octavia Payne^San Francisco Fury
Jesse ShofnerNashville Shine
Jacob SmithSan Francisco Revolver
Lindsay Soo*Raleigh Phoenix
Eric TaylorRaleigh Ring of Fire
Anna Thompson*San Francisco Fury
Claire Trop*Boston Brute Squad
Julianna WerffeliBoston Brute Squad
Jack Williams*Raleigh Ring of Fire
Sol Yanuck*Raleigh Ring of Fire

This is the first time that the World Games team is featuring two distinct tryouts before creating a final team. In the past, the coaches have selected a team of 20 people that played multiple practice weekends together before a final cut to 14. It was unpopular with players that didn’t make the final cut. This year, the coaches will name the full team following this second tryout.

Eight players from the 2017 World Games team are still in the running: Claire Desmond, Carolyn Finney, Dylan Freechild, Lien Hoffmann1, Chris Kocher, Grant Lindsley, Jimmy Mickle, and Anna Nazarov.

San Francisco Fury and New York PoNY have the most representation at the second tryout, with six players apiece. Four players that played in the mixed division in 2021 — Khalif El-Salaam, Kelly Johnson, Sarah Meckstroth, and Jesse Shofner — got the callback.

Here is the list of the 74 players that tried out in the first round.

  1. Hoffmann could not attend the first tryout but was given the opportunity to come to the second tryout 

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