Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 16, 2023)—The nation’s top college ultimate teams will return to Wisconsin next spring for the 2024 USA Ultimate College Championships, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States announced today.
The culmination of the college ultimate season will again occur on back-to-back weekends as Milwaukee and Madison were selected to host the Division III and Division I College Championships respectively.
The Division III College Championships will take place May 18-20 at Uihlein Soccer Park and will be co-hosted by the Milwaukee Ultimate Club and Sports Milwaukee. Scott Severson will serve as tournament director.
The Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association, Wisconsin Ultimate, and the Madison Area Sports Commission and Destination Madison will co-host the Division I College Championships at Reddan Soccer Complex and Breese Stevens Field, May 24-27. Fran Kelley will serve as tournament director.
“Sports Milwaukee is thrilled to bring the D-III Championships to Milwaukee for the third time at Uihlein Soccer Park,” said Sports Milwaukee Director Marissa Werner. “Our team, along with our partners, are ready to showcase collegiate-level competition and welcome more than 2,000 athletes and supporters to our wonderful city.”
Uihlein Soccer Park previously hosted the D-III Championships in 2013 and 2022, as well as the D-I Championships in 2015, 2018 and 2022.
The D-III tournament will host 32 teams – 16 each in the men’s and women’s divisions – and features programs from schools with enrollment of less than 7,500 students. Colorado College and Middlebury College (Vt.) are defending champions in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.
“Madison has long been a leader in ultimate and we are thrilled to work with USA Ultimate once again by hosting their premier collegiate teams in 2024,” said Jamie Patrick, VP of Convention Sales, Sports, and Services for Madison Area Sports Commission and Destination Madison. “With college teams returning to Madison next year, it will be hard to beat competition at Reddan and historic Breese Stevens Filed as we continue to grow our area’s legacy in the sport.”
Madison previously hosted the D-I Championships in 1991, 2010 and 2013.
Forty teams (20 men’s, 20 women’s) will compete at the D-I Championships. North Carolina are three-time defending champions in both divisions, having captured national titles in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The USA Ultimate College Championships serve as the finale of the college ultimate season. Each year, more than 600 teams from across the county compete for a spot at nationals, playing throughout a 13-week regular season before a series of conference and regional tournaments pares the field down to the teams that qualify for nationals.