Spirit of the Game Committee

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Wolfgang Maehr (AUT)

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Board member: 2020-present Current term ends: 2021 Wolfgang has played Ultimate for the last 15 years in Europe (Sweden, Norway) and in Asia (India, Singapore) participating in a number of tournaments at all levels across Europe and especially Southeast Asia, including three WFDF World Championships. He has also been involved in Singapore’s beach Ultimate scene and previously was involved in the Indian Ultimate community for more than 7 years working mostly on the systems and administration side of things. Wolfgang has been an active member of the SOTG Committee since 2018 with a particular focus on updating the scoring system and doing analytics on the data. An Austrian national, Wolfgang has been involved in digital product design since 2004 and is currently the Design/Product Lead at PebbleRoad in Singapore. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Information and Communication Engineering at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (AUT) and Linköping University (SWE) and Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design at Chalmers University of Technology in (SWE).

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  • Tokyo, Japan

Chihiro Ono (JPN)

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Henrietta Papp (HUN)

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  • London, England

James Moore (USA)

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  • Moscow (RUS)

Kate Barabanova (RUS)

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  • Seattle, USA

Kate Kingery (USA)

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  • Cape Town, RSA

Marlise Richter (RSA)

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  • Bueonos Aires, ARG

Martin Gottschalk (ARG)

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Raul Chang (PAN)

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Travis Smith CAN)

Committee member: 2018-present Travis F. Smith is the chair of the Spirit of the Game committee and has served on it since 2016. He volunteered as Spirit Director for WMUCC 2018 and WJUC 2018. In Canada, he is the National Spirit Director of Ultimate Canada and sits on their Spirit of the Game committee. He has been Spirit Director for CUC 2019 and CUC 2017, and was the recipient of the 2017 Ultimate Canada Spirit of the Game award. Locally, Travis has been president of the Vancouver Ultimate League, the largest ultimate league in the world, and in 2013 was awarded the VUL's William Arthur Hawkins Spirit Award. Basically, he's very into #SOTG. Outside of disc sports he is the owner of hopstudios.com, a Web design and development company that has been building content-rich, elegant Web sites since 1994. He has also been the editor of Variety.com, the deputy editorial director of LATimes.com, and a lecturer at the University of Southern California and at BCIT. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Southern California.