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Training camp begins for U.S. National Team

Forty-eight men from across the United States have reported for training camp at the University of Akron in preparation for the 2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship. The U.S. Men’s National Team will spend 10 days in training at the Northeast Ohio campus prior to the tournament July 9-18 at Tom Benson …

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U.S. wide receiver Trent Steelman knows well the honor of representing his country

Photo courtesy the U.S. Military Academy For most members of the 2015 U.S. Men’s National football team, the concept of playing for their country will be a new one. But after four years at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Trent Steelman knows that feeling very well, and he is excited to get another …

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U.S. Men’s National Team opens 10-day training camp Monday at University of Akron

The University of Akron will be home to the 2015 U.S. Men’s National Team from Sunday, June 28, to Tuesday, July 7, as players and coaches prepare for the fifth International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship. The U.S. roster includes 48 players – 45 of which will be selected to play in the …

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U.S. offensive coordinator Paul Wulff brings decades of experience at highest levels

Photo courtesy Washington State University For the first time in nearly three decades, Paul Wulff has nowhere to be this fall. He can kick back, enjoy his weekends and, hopefully, talk about how he won his gold medal. A veteran coach on the college and NFL levels, Wulff is serving as the U.S. Men’s National …

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U.S. linebacker Beatty to reunite with Japanese teammates through IFAF World Championship

Most U.S. football players grow up, compete and leave the game without ever lining up opposite a player born in another country. This summer, the 2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship will give the 45 members of the U.S. Men’s National Team an opportunity to play against teams from six other countries …

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Game officials spanning 15 countries to call 2015 IFAF World Championship games

Twenty-eight (28) game officials representing 15 countries on five continents will officiate the 2015 IFAF World Championship in Canton, Ohio. Games are July 9-18 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Officials will be assigned in rotating eight-person crews led by referees Einar Bolstad of Norway, Jim Briggs of Great Britain and Nana Hiroyasu of …

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U.S. defensive coordinator Robert Tucker excited to be home for 2015 tournament

International football is nothing new for Robert Tucker. A former club coach in France, Tucker coordinated the French defense at the 2011 International Federation of American Football World Championship. Now, Tucker is back home in the United States, recently leaving West Hills Community College to take a head coaching job at Los Angeles Valley College. …

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Japan’s Wakisaka prepares for fifth IFAF World Championship

Photo courtesy Kaz Nagatsuka Defensive lineman Yasuo Wakisaka will return to the world stage 16 years after playing in the inaugural International Federation of American Football event in 1999 in Palermo, Italy. Japan National Team head coach Kiyoyuki Mori confirmed that the 46-year-old Wakisaka, who plays for Panasonic in his country’s X League, will be among …

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Mount Union teammates set to reunite on U.S. Men’s National Team

When the U.S. Men’s National Team comes together for its first practice June 28, most players will have to adjust to competing with a whole new group of teammates. Quarterback Kevin Burke and wide receiver Luc Meacham will face no such obstacle. After teaming up for four years at the University of Mount Union, a …

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New role, same expectations for U.S. quarterbacks coach Cody Hawkins

Already familiar with the thrill of victory at the International Federation of American Football World Championship, Cody Hawkins is ready to experience the tournament from a new perspective. With Hawkins at quarterback, the U.S. team was dominant at the 2011 IFAF event in Austria, outscoring its opponents, 176-21, in four games, including a 50-7 rout …