Jeff Siwek, seeker, is unable to compete with Team USA this summer. His replacement is Jason Bowling.
"We are certainly sad that Jeff can no longer compete and we definitely wish him the best in all that he does. We welcome Jason to Team USA and look forward to the contributions he will make to the team,” said James Hicks, head coach of the U.S. National Team.
Bowling made quidditch history when he caught the snitch to win the game in the Texas Quidditch vs. Ball State match at US Quidditch Cup 9, knocking out the 3-time defending champions in the round of sixteen. He is proud to represent the Great Lakes region, Ball State University, and his home town of Losantville, Indiana.
The current roster of players for the U.S. national Team competing at the International Quidditch Association's World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany July 23-24 is as follows:
Margo Aleman - The Lost Boys
Hayden Ray Applebee - Oklahoma State University
Jayke Archibald - Quidditch Club Boston
Andrew Axtell - Michigan Quidditch Club
Julia Baer - Quidditch Club Boston
Bernardo Berges - University of Miami
Jason Bowling - Ball State Cardinals
Alyssa Burton - Los Angeles Gambits
Ashley Calhoun - Lake Effect Maelstrom
Stewart Driflot - Boise State Abraxans
Michael Duquette - Texas Quidditch
Kaci Erwin - Texas Cavalry
Harry Greenhouse - Quidditch Club Boston
Sam Haimowitz - Lone Star Quidditch Club
Max Havlin - Quidditch Club Boston
Shane Hurlbert - Rochester United
Lindsay Marella - Rutgers University Quidditch
Amanda Nagy - The Lost Boys
Michael Parada - The Warriors
Simon Van der veen Quant Arends - Lone Star Quidditch Club
Tyler Walker - Ball State Cardinals
Martin Bermudez, Texas Cavalry - chaser
Mathieu Gregoire, Lone Star Quidditch Club - keeper
Justine Heisley-Taylor, Los Angeles Gambits - chaser
Augustine Monroe, Texas Cavalry - beater
Kedzie Teller, Lone Star Quidditch Club - chaser
Alexis Wien, Texas A&M Quidditch - beater
The initial announcement of the roster for the U.S. National Team can be found here.