There's more to be won than just the on-field competition.
September 8, 2022 by Alex Rubin in Coverage, Other with 0 comments
Just as the players use the TCT Pro Championships to fine tune their systems ahead of the push for a national championship, tweeters all over are warming up their keyboards in anticipation of USA Ultimate’s marquee event. While much of the elite ultimate community was together in Raleigh, those who were not able to make it stayed connected through our favorite bird app. Here are our favorite tweets from this weekend:
Cody Mills is on the New York PoNY coaching staff, but is better known as the curator of frisbee-rankings.com, our favorite source for unofficial rankings mirroring the USAU algorithm. Cody did impressive work, updating his site daily as the bid picture shifted into focus, and hopefully the teams on the outside looking in saw his reminder to take consolation play seriously.
It appears that at least Lexington Sprocket were aware of Mills’ advice, even if they ultimately were blown out by Dallas Public Enemy, surrendering the third bid that would have made their path back to National feel a lot more comfortable in a deep and competitive Northeast.
Lili Gu is a longtime ultimate player and is one of the players featured in USA Ultimate’s ‘Long Live Ultimate” commercial that plays during breaks in the action on the live streams
shame.’s center handler may be trying to get his team to do something outside of their “White Claw, Hucks, and Chill” motto. The team finished 7th at Pro Champs, so they still might have some work to do.
Chris Strub is a nonprofit fundraiser who played college ultimate. Truck Stop had tweeted about Chris Strub, the former Oregon Ego Callahan award nominee who previously played for Truck Stop, but obviously don’t have the right account tagged.
San Francisco Classy is a mixed team from the southwest that has at least one tweeter talented at choosing ultimate new media outlets to which to subscribe.
By the transitive property, Austin Doublewide and Toronto GOAT also need to be seriously considered as the favorites to win Natties.
Chelsea Baldemor is an LA area ultimate player who must have watched the entirety of the mixed final at Pro Champs.
Chicago Machine had lost their agreed upon game to 11 to Seattle Sockeye in the men’s seeding crossover. After USAU officials insisted they play the full game to 15, Machine came out on top. So much for the sanctity of the Captains Clause.
Winners of the 2017 Triple Crown — earning victories at all of the US Open, Pro Champs, and the Club Championships — Seattle Mixtape apparently have an annual Miami Dolphins-style celebration when no other team can match their accomplishment. The current iteration of Mixtape chose not to compete at this year’s event.
Mike Ball was the tournament director of Pro Champs. Hats off to him and Triangle Ultimate for putting on a fantastic event!