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United States (grand master)

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Captain:Randy Ricks and Trey Paulisen
We are 14 players strong, selected from all across the
United States; from east coast to west coast, from Colorado
to the Midwest.

This is our first time playing beach ultimate as a team, and
for many of us, the first time EVER playing beach ultimate.

We hope our successes from ultimate in cleats will transfer
to success barefoot on the beach!

One notable player is #13, Buzz Ellsworth, the only
Quadruple Crown Winner in Ultimate. Buzz has won
National titles in 4 of the 6 divisions, and is looking to make it
5 of 6 in Italy by adding a beach title.

Buzz won college Nationals with UMASS, club Open with
Santa Barbara Condors, Masters twice with
Old and in the Way, Worlds once with Old and in the Way,
and Grandmasters with Old and in the Way.

There was no “Youth” division when Buzz came up, so
it is impossible for him to ever win the Youth division
Nationals. However, it should be noted that Buzz heads up
the YCC Leagues in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and is
an incredible and tireless worker and advocate for Youth Ultimate. He just returned from Youth Nationals in Minnesota where the Colorado girls finished in 3rd place.

Another notable player is #44, Randy Ricks. Ricks began his
career in St. Louis as one of the founders of the St. Louis
Tunas. The Tunas are the only known team to win USA
Ultimate Nationals after being started with over 10 players
from the same high school. Surely they would have been
high school and Youth National champs back then if those
divisions existed. The Tunas took second in 1982 Nationals
and were National Champions in 1984. Ricks has also won
2 Masters titles and 1 Grandmasters title with Old and in the

Some other players to watch for team USA are Trey
Paulisen, Stephen “Meat” Lacrosse, Matt Krei
and David Kaminski.
Team pages:
blogger USA Ultimate Blog

WCBU 2011 roster:

Name Games Passes Goals Tot.
#32 Carl Edwards99615
#8 Christian Schwoerke9538
#19 Cliff Hanna98715
#14 Daniel Powers96511
#13 David H.Ellsworth Jr.98513
#84 David Kaminski95813
#17 Eric Moelter951217
#45 Graham Katz951116
Jim Nolte0000
#11 Matthew Krei912719
#15 Peter Dieck911213
#44 Randy Ricks919524
#24 Sam Berry9213
#0 Steve LaCrosse9131528
#22 Trey Paulissen9347

WCBU 2011:

Division: Grand Masters

France - United States 4 - 13  Game play
United States - Germany 13 - 5  Game play
United States - Great Britain 13 - 4  Game play
Austria - United States 6 - 13  Game play
United States - Germany 13 - 4  Game play
France - United States 1 - 13  Game play
United States - Great Britain 13 - 2  Game play
Austria - United States 11 - 10  Game play
United States - Austria 13 - 7 Final


Event type Games Wins Losses Win-% Goals for GF/game Goals against GA/game Goal diff
beach98188.9 %11412.7444.970
Total98188.9 %11412.7444.970
Event Division Pos. Games Wins Losses Win-% Goals for GF/game Goals against GA/game Goal diff
WCBU 2011Grand Masters198188.9%11412.7444.970