CUSB Ultimate Frisbee Update: Winter 2018

When we published the blog post about the sponsorship of the Bologna Ultimate Frisbee Teams, we promised you we'd keep you informed about their progress.

Balsamiq supports the élite ultimate frisbee teams CUSB Shout (women) and CUSB La Fotta (men). In each team play 22-24 players, the majority are from Bologna and have been playing since middle or high school.

The sponsorship money has been used for three main activities:

  • Purchase of new gear - with Balsamiq's happy smiley face on the left shoulder! 😊
  • Payment of the team fees for the Italian Championship and the European Champions League
  • Production of team videos and photos

2017 Results

2017 was a great year for both teams!

CUSB La Fotta (Men's Team)

  • 1° place Italian Championship 2017 (and Spirit of the Game Winners) - Finals in Bologna (Italy), 27-28 May 2017
  • 11° place US Open – Blaine (MN), 4-7 Aug 2017
  • 2° place Regionals - European Championship 2017 – Bern (Switzerland), 25-26 Aug 2017
  • 4° place European Championship Finals 2017 – Caorle (Italy), 29 Sep-1 Oct 2017

CUSB Shout (Women's Team)

  • 1° place Italian Championship 2017 - Finals in Bologna (Italy), 27-28 May 2017
  • 2° place Windmill Windup Amsterdam Ultimate Tournament, 9-11 June 2017
  • 1° place Regionals - European Championship 2017 - Bern (Switzerland), 25-26 Aug 2017
  • 4° place European Championship Finals 2017 – Caorle (Italy), 29 Sep-1 Oct 2017

Also, the Italian Under24 Men team won the silver medal at the under24 World Championship in Perth (January 2018). Fifteen out of the twenty-four players and the Head Coach Davide Morri were CUSB athletes.

World Ultimate Club Championship 2018

The big news is that, as Italian Champions 2017, both CUSB La Fotta and CUSB Shout gained the Italian spot for the World Ultimate Club Championship 2018, which will be held in Cincinnati in July 2018! Part of the 2018 sponsorship money was used to pay the team registration and fees in December 2017.

The teams are now getting ready for the Italian Championship 2018 and at the same time training for the World Championship. The excitement is palpable at every practice.

Of course there will be expenses for the Championships, and we're glad that the financial support we provide will be useful for that, too.

Here is a video recap of their great successes from this year:

We are very proud to support CUSB Ultimate. We'll share more news this summer. Stay tuned!

Francesca for the Balsamiq Team

Content for this post was contributed by Laura Farolfi, CUSB Ultimate


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