Past Articles from Benyamin Elias
Benyamin is an Ultiworld video analyst. He started playing ultimate at Grinnell College, where he majored in Psychology and captained for two seasons. He has played with several club teams in New York and Iowa, and now lives in Chicago, where he thinks about ultimate and works in marketing. You can get in touch with him on Twitter (@pianoelias).
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Japan continues to lead the world in strategic innovation in ultimate.
Jan 6, 2016 by Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 19 comments
Sockeye and Revolver meet again in a big final.
Oct 4, 2015 by Sion "Brummie" Scone and Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 0 comments
Japan's U23 Women's team pulled off the upset of the tournament, taking down the star-studded United States squad in the finals. Our instant film analysis explores what went right for Japan -- and what went wrong for the US.
Jul 20, 2015 by Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 13 comments
Preseason, there was talk of a big four in college ultimate: Pitt, UNC, Oregon, and UNC-W. Throughout the regular season, FSU and Texas A&M have proven themselves as the two teams that belong in that same conversation. But do they really have the style and players to play in the finals?
May 21, 2015 by Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 3 comments
Dylan Freechild has carved out a unique style in college ultimate with his give-and-go attacking mentality.
Feb 11, 2015 by Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 60 comments
The DC Current, recent MLU Champions, saw great success partially as a result of their new offense, adapted specifically for the width of the field…
Aug 19, 2014 by Benyamin Elias in Analysis with 0 comments
Continuing our club video breakdown series, powered by Agility from Five Ultimate, we look at the no dump verticial stack. Standard vertical stacks often employ two handlers and five cutters downfield. But some teams run six person stacks with completely empty backfields, a formation decision that has implications for both the resets and overall offensive flow.
Aug 12, 2014 by Benyamin Elias and Ian Toner in Analysis with 20 comments