We are extremely pleased to report:
Matt Rehder, a 3-year Sockeye veteran while still only 19 years old, won a World Championship with the Team USA Boys in Heilbronn, Germany. Team USA gave up a total of 45 goals in 10 games against their international opponent, and beat a very strong Team Canada in the final 17-7.
(Sockeye would also like to congratulate the other incredible players on Team USA with Seattle roots: Casey Bateman, Simon Montague, Justin Norden, Julian Childs-Walker, and Casey Macphee. Along with South Eugene’s Aaron Honn and Dylan Freechild we’ve had the pleasure of watching, and in some cases playing, with you for years and we are glad to see the World get a chance to watch you play together.)
In even more incredible news:
Sockeye’s Jaime ‘Idaho’ Arambula and Mauricio ‘Best’ Moore helped coach the Colombian Junior Girls to a World Championship today in a thrilling 16-14 win over Team Canada. This is the first major championship for any South American team, and we are proud of the Fish coaches that have worked so hard, and the brilliant young women that make up this outstanding team. Todo nuestro amor, y que chimba ultimate Colombiano!
For Idaho, this makes two major coaching championships (including Pacific Lutheran’s DIII US College title) in as many tries.