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Team USA wins silver medal at IQA World Cup

The U.S. national quidditch team won the silver medal at the International Quidditch Association’s World Cup on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Team USA took home the silver medal on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the International Quidditch Association's World Cup, held in Frankfurt Germany. The two time defending international champions went undefeated on day one, besting Brazil, Germany (the host nation), and Norway. On day two, they secured wins against Catalonia, Belgium, and the U.K. before ultimately losing against Australia in the finals, 150*-130. USQ referee of the year and U.S. national team head referee Erin Mallory oversaw the final match as head referee. The snitch runner was Wesley Mackie from Canada.

The head coach for the team is James Hicks, and the assistant coach is Mollie Lensing. The full roster is:

U.S. National Team 2016

Margo Aleman - from Bakersfield, California
Hayden Ray Applebee - from Chino Valley, Arizona
Jayke Archibald - from Norfolk, Massachusetts
Andrew Axtell - from East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Julia Baer - from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bernardo Berges - from Miami Lakes, Florida
Jason Bowling - from Losantville, Indiana
Alyssa Burton - from Palo Alto, California
Ashley Calhoun - from Homer, Michigan
Stewart Driflot - from Boise, Idaho
Michael Duquette - from Moline, Illinois
Kaci Erwin - from Azle, Texas
Harry Greenhouse - from Sudbury, Massachusetts
Sam Haimowitz - from Flower Mound, Texas
Max Havlin - from Gardner, Massachusetts
Shane Hurlbert - from Erie, Pennsylvania
Lindsay Marella - from Montvale, New Jersey
Amanda Nagy - from Rialto, California
Michael “Yada” Parada - from Montvale, New Jersey
Simón Van der veen Quant Arends - from League City, Texas
Tyler Walker - from St. Paul, Minnesota

US Quidditch congratulates all members of Team USA for their silver medal, and the teams, players, volunteers, officials, and tournament staff who worked hard to make the third international championship a success.

The full list of scores from the 2016 IQA World Cup is available here. Archived games from the livestream are available here, courtesy of SportDeutschland.