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Beau Kittredge
Personal information
Born June 23, 1982 (1982-06-23) (age 39)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Alma mater University of Colorado
Occupation Semi-professional Ultimate player and video game developer
Employer New York Empire
Sport
Sport Ultimate
College team University of Colorado
League AUDL and USAU Open Club Division
Club
  • Johnny Bravo (2005-08)
  • Revolver (2009-17)
  • PoNY (2018-present)
Team
  • San Francisco Dogfish (2013)
  • San Jose Spiders (2014-2015)
  • Dallas Roughnecks (2016)
  • San Francisco FlameThrowers (2017)
  • New York Empire (2018-present)

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.

Personal life

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.

Ultimate career

Amateur Club

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.

Semi-Professional

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

Regular season

Season Team Games Played Goals Assists Blocks
2014 SJ 12 36 32 31
2015 SJ 13 66 33 24
2016 DAL 6 22 9 9
2017 SF 8 12 13 6
2018 NY 12 19 15 10
2019 NY 11 8 3 14
Totals 62 163 105 94

Postseason

Season Team Games Played Goals Assists Blocks
2014 SJ 3 13 2 3
2015 SJ 3 2 4 2
2016 DAL 2 6 3 2
2017 SF 3 13 7 1
2018 NY 3 3 3 2
2019 NY 3 0 1 3
Totals 17 37 20 13

Honors

  • 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

Other

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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