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Our Story

In the year 2000, after much of the core of Women on the Verge (three-time World Champions, five-time National semifinalists) decided to retire, a small group of young Ultimate players decided to form a new team. In the shadows of the 1999 WTO protests they chose a new name: Seattle Riot.

After missing out on Nationals in their first season, the team not only made the US Championships in 2001, they made it all the way to the finals where they would lose to the powerhouse Lady Godiva 13-17. In 2003 they would go on to end the Godiva dynasty, defeating the nine-time champion 11-9 in the semifinals of Nationals.

In 2002 the team travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii where they won the World Ultimate Club Championships.

After a few seasons of 2nd and 3rd place finishes, Riot finally won its first National Championship in 2004. And then again in 2005.

Following the 2006 season, much of core of original Riot players retired requiring a new crop of rookies — 14 in all. Despite the upheaval the team continued to chase more championships, finishing 2nd or 3rd eleven times between 2006 and 2016.

In the August of 2014, Riot travelled to Lecco, Italy where they yet again won the World Ultimate Club Championships.

USA Nationals

2000

N/A

2001

2nd

2002

3rd

2003

2nd

2004

1st

2005

1st

2006

2nd

2007

2nd

2008

2nd

2009

3rd

2010

3rd

2011

2nd

2012

2nd

2013

3rd

2014

3rd

2015

2nd

2016

2nd

2017

5th

World Championships

2002

1st

2006

N/A

2010

3rd

2014

1st