WFDF is pleased to announce that the Mixed Team from the USA has been nominated by the International World Games Association (IWGA) as a candidate for the 2013 “Team of the Year” award. The announcement was made by IWGA earlier this week underlining that “everybody can support their athletes in the public vote for the Athlete and Team of the Year awards and in particular for the teams as far as Flying Disc is concerned.” This is the first time such awards will be made.
From now until January 31, 2014, supporters and friends will be able to cast an online vote for The 2013 World Games’ top athletes and teams, from the top 10 participants for each category which have been short-listed. Everyone is allowed to vote only once per day, but they may vote on as many days as they would like through the end of the month. We ask that all disc enthusiasts spread the word so that the entire global disc sports community can support us in this effort.
“We are excited about the nomination for our Gold Medal Ultimate team by the IWGA for the Team of the Year award. This recognition of our athletes does not only honor their performance during The World Games 2013, but also the USA’s streak of three consecutive titles in the World Games, in 2005 in Duisburg, 2009 in Kaohsiung and now 2013 in Cali. If Flying Disc were to be recognized as team of the year, we would gain incredible visibility and recognition across the Olympic movement,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
To participate in the vote, please visit the IWGA official website at:
Each voter will have available one vote per day for each category – best athlete and best team. The voting will be closed on January 31. Afterwards IWGA will announce the winners and ranking on their website. The winners will be awarded a trophy.