The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams are in Panama preparing for the IFAF Flag Football World Championships and the team is looking stronger than ever. The teams spent Tuesday practicing and running a youth camp for local children, and have only one more practice to go before the official games start Thursday.
With 3 straight gold medals, the U.S. Men’s National Team is a big favorite going into this event and is bringing back 5 returning players from their 2016 roster.
Quarterback Jorge Cascudo and defensive back Justin Romano have participated in 5 straight events over the past 10 years, and will lead both sides of the ball in an otherwise-revamped roster featuring many of the country's best flag football players. Also returning for a 2nd straight world championship are Carlos Jaime and Chase Junker from Miami, along with Ramonce Taylor (Austin, Texas) who were pivotal players in their last gold medal run.
There is plenty of fresh blood on this year’s roster as well, with several high profile players now bolstering an already loaded roster.
Four Dallas players have been added in quarterback Eric Holliday, center Greg Meek and defensive backs Frankie Solomon and Corey Webb. Ouslet Volcy is widely regarded as one of the fastest and most explosive players in the country, a dominating force that will bring a much-needed speed element to this team that should give teams problems this weekend.
Things are getting set in Panama for the IFAF Flag Football World Championships! 🇺🇸💪🙅♂️#EarnYourStars | #FlagWorldChampionship— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) August 7, 2018
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Terrance Fox, another speedy wide receiver out of New Jersey, also brings a new element to a highly revamped offense. Joining him out of Pennsylvania is rusher Jeffrey Reimel, a highly accomplished collegiate wrestler and lifelong flag football player.
This team should feature an offensive lineup consisting of both size and speed — with multiple quarterbacks who should put up points in bunches — along with a defense that has the knowledge and athleticism to make another gold medal run toward a world championship.