Ultiworld’s 2023 Throw Of The Year Bracket (Final)

The top throws we captured in 2023.

Ultiworld’s 2023 Throw of the Year bracket is presented by Spin Ultimate; all opinions are those of the author(s). Find out how Spin can get you, and your team, looking your best this season.

One of our most popular series to begin each year, it’s time to look back at last year and let our readers decide some of the top plays of the year from 2023.

We watched many hours of game footage and asked for help from the community to hunt down the hucks, breaks, bombs, dimes, and everything else. With so many players making big plays in 2023, it was too tough for us to even cut to a final 16.

This year’s voting tournament introduces two new elements, both of which are exclusive to our subscribers.

First, in our Subscriber Selection, they will cull the initial nomination list down to the final sixteen (eight from MMP and eight from FMP) in this article. If you want to help decide who even makes the bracket and see all of the honorable mentions, plus get a bunch of other sweet benefits for 2024, check out our subscription plans.

We are also introducing the Subscriber Save. During this round, subscribers voted to select one play on each side of the bracket to save from elimination and send to the semifinals. The semifinals will consist of three plays each.

It is time to decide the grand winner. The final round of starts now and closes on Monday, March 4 at noon Eastern.

 

Finalists

Rapottnig vs. Shilts

Niko Rapottnig – Austria Open (EUC)

Niko Rapottnig

Abbi Shilts – UCSD Women’s (USAU College)

Abbi Shilts

I wrote prior to the semifinal voting that every vote would matter, and I was right. not much separated Abbi Shilts’ candidate from Valeria Cardenas’. While either proved worthy of the final, it was Shilts’ who earned just a narrow margin of votes and will now be pit against Niko Rapottnig’s scoober. The latter throw burned through the competition in the semifinal, putting to rest any doubts lingering from a closer result the round prior.

Throw of the Year 2023 (Final) (Results)

  • Niko Rapottnig
    73%
  • Abbi Shilts
    27%

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