Winners and Losers of the 2022 National Championships

What did the final Nationals results tell us was going well or losing stock this year?

Seattle Mixtape followed up a WUCC win with a Nationals win, and led the way with balanced roster contributions.
Seattle Mixtape followed up a WUCC win with a Nationals win, and led the way with balanced roster contributions. Photo: William ‘Brody’ Brotman —

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It’s been about a week since the Club Championships wrapped up, but the frisbee nerd in me cannot stop thinking about the experience. Of course, championships were won and some teams were eliminated–you can go to score reporter to see who won and lost the games, but it’s not always the teams with higher numbers in the win columns who are the real winners. With that in mind, and inspired by Roger Sherman’s weekly column on The Ringer1, here are just a few of the winners and losers of the 2022 club National Championships.

Winner: WUCC Success

There was a lot of chatter throughout the season about the difficulty of the ‘double peak,’ winning a WUCC championship and a USAU championship in the same summer. Well, Manuela Cardenas, Valeria Cardenas, Claire Chastain, and the entire roster of Seattle Mixtape (minus their four Worlds-only players) all managed to pull it off. Even New York PoNY, the men’s division winners at WUCC, had a successful tournament, reaching the semifinal.

  1. not to be confused with the AUDL blog Ringer The 

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  1. Alex Rubin
    Alex Rubin

    Alex Rubin started writing for Ultiworld in 2018. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he played for four years. After a stint in Los Angeles coaching high school and college teams, they moved to Philadelphia to experience real seasons and eat soft pretzels. You can reach Alex through e-mail ( or Twitter (@arubes14).




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