WUCC 2022: Welcome to the Revolution (Women’s Division)

Winning a world title was a goal decades in the making for Medellin Revolution, but may be just the beginning.

Revolution's Manu Cardenas celebrates with a world gold medal that was a long time coming. Photo: Paul Rutherford -- UltiPhotos.com
Revolution’s Manu Cardenas celebrates with a world gold medal that was a long time coming. Photo: Paul Rutherford — UltiPhotos.com

The road to a Colombian world championship side began when Mauricio Moore first picked up a disc in 2003. Almost immediately, he was struck by the lack of competitiveness in women’s ultimate in Colombia, and he did something about it.

That ‘something’ turned into a global phenomenon both as a highly successful club and semi-pro team as well as an inspiration to young people across Colombia and the world. That ‘something’ just became the best women’s club team on the planet and goes by the name of Medellín Revolution.

Since forming the club in 2004, Moore (along with co-founder Andrea Trujillo) set an explicit goal for the program to become world champions, at the time an outrageous expectation for a non-North American team. But Moore has poured his entire soul into coaching this team and creating a family capable of achieving their ambitions. Now, having reached the pinnacle, nothing about their journey looks quite so outrageous.

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  1. Claire James
    Claire James

    Claire is a senior at Carleton College where she studies biology and women’s studies. She's a captain of the D-III team, Eclipse (eek rulez) and enjoys summer league in her hometown of Portland, Oregon when not concussed. Otherwise, she spends her time adventuring outdoors and goofin’ with friends.

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