Updates: Utah Wild Q4 - 2021
Updated: Jan 4, 2022
Hello Wild community! We are closing out 2021, our most successful year as a program to date, and want to update you on the last several months and prep you for the action in 2022!
In Case You Missed It:
Sign Up for Tryouts which are happening this weekend 1/8-9 in SLC! Open to all women-matching players, whether you're interested in a spot on the team or just want to play ultimate with the best in the west! See that post for more FAQs and COVID precautions.
2022 Season Tickets are on sale now! Join us in Salt Lake City for games running March through May, each package comes complete with game tickets, guest passes, and other great benefits!
Champions: Utah Wild Takes 1st Place in WUL Winter Cup!
Your Utah Wild took the field for the first time as a team and clinched the Western Ultimate League Winter Cup title! After winning our games against the San Francisco Falcons and Seattle Tempest, the support and engagement of our loyal fans delivered us enough points to win the cup!
A huge thank you to our 2021 Sponsors, our 2021 coaches and staff, Ultiworld and UltiPhotos for their streaming and photography, and to the Western Ultimate League for all of their hard work making this event a success! Additionally, our deepest gratitude to the players of the 2020/2021 Utah Wild (whether they were able to suit up or not) for sticking with us throughout the pandemic and giving their all, on and off the field - they are the reason we do this work.
Watch Game 1: Utah Wild vs. San Francisco Falcons on YouTube
Watch Game 2: Utah Wild vs. Seattle Tempest on YouTube
All Photography by UltiPhotos, Rodney Chen and William "Brody" Brotman
Announcing: 2022 Board of Directors and Coaching Staff
It is with extreme gratitude that we say farewell to three of our founding board members and welcome in two new board members for the Utah Wild Board of Directors:
Erica Bindas (Continuing from 2020, 2021)
President, overseeing business operations and team communications
Juliana "Jules" Williams (New for 2022!)
Fundraising Lead, overseeing strategy and execution of fundraising and sponsorship efforts
Kendra Miller (New for 2022!)
Outreach Lead, overseeing youth outreach, clinics, and camps
Leah Smith (Continuing from 2020, 2021)
Secretary and Media Lead, overseeing social media and other communications
Mackenzie "Mack" Perkett (Continuing from 2020, 2021)
Vice President and Operations Lead, overseeing game day operations and miscellaneous board operations
THANK YOU to Brooke, Jenni, and Emily for endless hours of hard work towards founding this organization and sustaining it through a tumultuous first two years - we would not be at this point without your guidance and belief in this mission.
Learn more about our board members here!
We're thrilled to announce that our coaching staff for the 2022 Season in the Western Ultimate League will include:
Head Coach Tania Reitz (Continuing from 2020, 2021)
Assistant Coach Michael Aguilar (New for 2022)
Michael (pronouns he/him) comes to the Wild with nearly a decade in coaching experience. He spent his coaching career developing the program at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA. While there he took the program from a fledgling competitive program to a regional and national contender, serving on the coaching staff when Catholic won the inaugural National High School Invite in 2017. After taking a hiatus from coaching to be at home with his three children full-time, Michael returns to the Wild with high hopes for contributing to the mountain West’s most successful professional franchise. Michael owes all his success and joy in life to his brilliant wife, Kendall.
Assistant Coach Johnny Merrill (New for 2022)
Born and raised in Utah County, Johnny (pronouns he/him) comes to the Wild with three years of youth coaching for Timpview HS Girls and Boys and many years of playing experience - currently with the BYU men's team. He's really excited to work with the Wild and learn from a great coaching staff!
Coaching Intern Aaron Liu (Continuing from 2021)
We had a variety of successful events this fall, thank you to all who participated! Keep an eye on our social media or join our email list list to stay in the loop about future leagues, hat tournaments, watch parties, and more!
Check out these pictures from our Fall Goalty League, Pie Toss Hat Tournament, and Winter Cup Watch Parties!
Sponsoring the Utah Wild:
The Utah Wild is seeking value-aligned sponsors and donors to support our 2022 seasons!
Are you involved with or do you know any companies, local businesses, or individuals who value opportunities for women and gender-diverse people in sports and leadership? These relationships may take many forms, and the Wild is seeking the following:
In-kind product or service-based donations that offset our costs
Discounts on products, travel, hotels, etc.
Social media co-promotional relationships
Event support or partnership
Affiliate programs or relationships
Sponsoring the Utah Wild is an opportunity to showcase their brand to a strong sports fan market and support women's sports. We are looking forward to forming new long-lasting partnerships with both local and national businesses. Any connections that you (yes, you!) can help us make with potential sponsors helps to make our vision for professional sports possible!
Keep your eyes peeled on our social media, join our email list, or keep an eye on our website for the following updates, coming soon!
2022 Regular Season Roster Announcement
2022 Western Ultimate League Schedule Announcement
Local and Virtual Fundraising Events
Western Ultimate League Announcements:
Check out our league's most recent updates on their website!