Beau Kittredge facts for kids
|Born||June 23, 1982
|Alma mater||University of Colorado|
|Occupation||Semi-professional Ultimate player and video game developer|
|Employer||New York Empire|
|College team||University of Colorado|
|League||AUDL and USAU Open Club Division|
Beau Kittredge is a semi-professional Ultimate player for the New York Empire of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), author, illustrator, and mobile video game entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the greatest Ultimate players of all time, noted for his top-end speed and athleticism. As of 2020, Kittredge has won one college title (three finals), six USA Ultimate club titles (nine finals), seven world championships, and five AUDL titles. He is popularly known for a video in which he jumped up over an opponent to catch the disc while playing with the University of Colorado.
Kittredge was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1982. He then went to Lathrop High School before going to the University Of Colorado. He currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut in a home provided by the New York Empire as a part of his contract.
Kittredge played Ultimate for University Of Colorado Mamabird, winning one championship, before playing for club teams Johnny Bravo, Revolver, and PoNY, winning a total of six club titles. He has also played for the United States national team, winning two WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships and three World Games titles. He has two world championships representing Revolver in the Open division at the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships.
In 2013, Kittredge signed with the San Francisco Dogfish of the now-defunct Major League Ultimate. After a season with the Dogfish, he moved to the San Jose Spiders, an AUDL team. In his first season for the Spiders, Kittredge recorded 36 goals, 32 assists and 31 blocks, whilst starting all 15 games. The Spiders finished the season by beating Toronto Rush 28–18 to win the 2014 AUDL Championship, resulting in Kittredge being named league MVP. Kittredge helped the Spiders to a second straight Championship victory in 2015 a 17–15 win against Madison Radicals. Over the season, he recorded 33 assists, 66 goals and 24 blocks. He was also named the league MVP for the second year in a row. In 2016, Kittredge signed for the Dallas Roughnecks for their inaugural season in the league. Injury meant that Kittredge was unable to have a full season, as he tore his ACL and MCL in a game against Charlotte Express. Despite this, he recorded 9 assists, 22 goals and 9 blocks during the season, with the Roughnecks still managing a perfect 15–0 record for the season to win the 2016 AUDL Championship. Beau signed for the San Francisco FlameThrowers for the 2017 season, winning the championship over the Toronto Rush, and in 2018 went to the New York Empire where he won a championship in 2019.
Career AUDL Statistics
- UPA College Championships: 2004
- USAU Club Championships: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
- World Ultimate and Guts Championships: 2012, 2016
- World Ultimate Club Championships: 2010, 2014
- World Games: 2009, 2013, 2017
- AUDL Championships: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
- AUDL MVP: 2014, 2015
Beau is a writer for Skyd Magazine, an author of five children's books, an ambassador for Early. Recognition. Is. Critical. (an organization which teaches children about early cancer awareness with the help of Ultimate), and the founder of Snowsuit Studios, a company that develops mobile video games.
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