The USAU Triple Crown Tour lands in Utah for the 2018 season
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Ultimate Disc Association (UUDA) is proud to host the 2018 Select Flight Invite, Utah’s first USA Ultimate (USAU) Triple Crown Tour tournament; this event will feature the highest level of national competition in the ever-growing field sport of Ultimate Frisbee. The 2018 Select Flight Invite will be held July 28 – 29 at the Regional Athletic Complex, 2350 Rose Park Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, and Legacy Events Center, 151 S 1100 W, Farmington, UT 84025.
This invite-only tournament features 1200 players on 48 teams from across the US and Canada, all ranked in the top 50 in their respective divisions. Whether competing in the Women’s, Men’s and Mixed (Co-ed) divisions, each of these teams will be seeking critical wins as part of a season that concludes at USAU Club Nationals. Six of the teams at Select Flight Invite played in the Club Nationals tournament within the past three years, and will be defending their reputations, while the rest of the field will be working to make their names known and earn a spot at the prestigious championships.
“Select Flight Invite will establish Utah as a destination for competitive ultimate,” says tournament organizer Jenni Ladutko. “Having been a grassroots community for so long, UUDA and the Utah Ultimate communities are so excited to be hosting our first nationally sponsored ultimate frisbee tournament.” She adds, “Tournament volunteers from the Salt Lake City region are looking forward to presenting great Ultimate to our city and showing the visiting teams all that Utah has to offer. We hope this tournament is a stepping stone to attract national championships in the future.”
“We are extremely pleased to welcome our first USA Ultimate Triple Crown Tour tournament to Utah, The State of Sport,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “Select Flight Invite will continue to highlight Utah as a sports destination, while providing significant opportunities for economic impact and exposure for the state.”
First played in 1968, Ultimate is unique in the American sports landscape due to its emphasis on self-officiating, prominence of sportsmanship, and tradition of supporting mixed-gender play at the highest levels.
For this year’s event, UUDA has partnered with Visit Salt Lake, the Utah Sports Commission, and Savage Ultimate, a manufacturer of ultimate specific apparel. UUDA would also like to thank the City of Salt Lake for their support.
About UUDA and USAU: The Utah Ultimate Disc Association (UUDA) is a non-profit governing body for ultimate frisbee in Utah and is an affiliate association of USA Ultimate. Across all age levels and divisions, UUDA promotes growth and development in the sport of ultimate, provides opportunities to play and learn the “spirit of the game”, and participates in community service. Founded in 1979, USA Ultimate (USAU) oversees the sport of ultimate at all competitive levels in the United States, from youth and recreational leagues, to college competition and elite, club-level ultimate. USAU has an annual membership of 55,000 and sanctions 500+ competitive and recreational tournaments each year. www.utahultimate.org, www.usaultimate.org