Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Team USA arrives in Austria

A warm welcome goes out to the 2011 Senior National sqaud as they arrive in Austria for the IFAF World Championship of American Football. The team has spent the last 8 days at the U.S. National training camp at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Led by NCAA Division II College Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma (3 NCAA Division II National Championships at Northwest Missouri State), Team USA begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on Thursday, July 8th at 3pm CEST in the mountain town of Innsbruck, home of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.

Unfortunately there is little television coverage for the USA with Eurosport 2 only broadcasting two games:
July 10 @ 10 pm / 22.00 (CEST): Germany vs USA (delayed 3hr)
July 12 @ 7 pm / 19.00 (CEST): USA vs Mexico (live)

Check here for possible unofficial streams of the IFAF World Championship:

Congrats to the following 46 man squad and good luck during the championship. I myself will see you at the final on the 16th of July in Vienna, Austria!

1 Nate Kmic RB, Mount Union (Ohio)*
2 Ricardo Lenhart WR, Otterbein
3 Greg Betterson WR, Delta State (Miss.)
5 Matt Bassuener QB Georgetown
6 Lane Olson LB, Wisconsin-Whitewater
7 Cody Hawkins QB, Colorado*
8 Korey Williams WR, Northwest Missouri State
10 Myles Burnsides DB, Northwest Missouri State
11 Micah Brown QB/WR, Saint Mary's University (Canada)
12 DeWayne Lewis CB, Southern Utah
13 Ben McLaughlin QB, Louisiana College
17 Greg Berkshire K/P, Ashland (Ohio)
18 Tommy Connors S, Southeastern Louisiana
20 Taylor Malm WR, Northwestern (Iowa)
21 Jordan Lake S, Baylor
22 Stephen Virgil CB, Virginia Tech
23 Daniel Tromello DB, Occidental
24 Osayi Osunde LB, Villanova*
25 Da'Shawn Thomas RB, Univ. of Western Ontario
27 Jeff Franklin CB, Central State (Ohio)
29 Diezeas Calbert CB, Northwest Missouri State
30 Maurice Banks DB, Georgetown
32 Henry Harris RB, Southeast Missouri State
33 Joe Sturdivant S, Southern Methodist University
37 Jason Haller RB/WR, Occidental College
40 Richie Brockel FB, Northwestern
42 Demetrius Eaton LB, Northwestern*
43 Terrernce Jackson LB, Indiana-Pennsylvania
44 Zach Watkins LB, Washburn (Kansas)*
51 Gerard Bryant DL, St. Lawerence (New York)
54 Brandon Jordan OL, Missouri S&T
60 Cameron Zipp OL, Southern Mississippi
55 Daniel Catalano DE, Northern Michigan
56 John Jacobs LB, Saginaw Valley State (Michigan)
58 Brandon Jordan OL, Missouri S&T
65 Josh Koeppel OL, Iowa
70 Luke Summers OL, Mount Union (Ohio)
72 Frank Knights OL, Southeast Missouri State
77 Dane Wardenburg OL, Northwest Missouri State
78 Darius Henderson OL, Central Missouri State
88 Mike Peterson TE, Northwest Missouri State*
91 Charles Bay DE, Dartmouth
93 Wacey Coleman DL, Black Hills State
92 Johnny Dingle DL, West Virginia
98 Tyler Roach DL, Northwest Missouri State
99 Daniel Calvin DT, Kansas State

*Team Captains

Mel Tjeerdsma (Head Coach)
Larry Kehres (Offensive Coordinator)
Lou Tepper (Defensive Coordinator)
Derrick Williams (Defensive Backs)
Matt Webb (Defensive Line)
Erik Raeburn (Offensive Line)
Mickey Joseph (Running Backs)
Dave Weikel (Team Trainer)
Steve Bernstein (Defensive Backs)
Adam Austin (Receivers)
Jordan Brown (Ops/Tight Ends)

The IFAF World Championship of American Football takes place in Austria July 8th-16th.

Tickets can be bought on

The schedule and other information can be found at the official website:

1 comment:

  1. Check out International Federation of American Football 2011 Schedule, Matches and Rosters here.

    IFAF World Cup 2011