June 3, 2009

Yale Newcomer Playing in World Championships

June 3, 2009

Kurt Stottlemyer (Bothell, Wash.), a member of Yale Football's Class of 2013, has been selected by USA Football to compete on its team in the International Federation of American Football's (IFAF) 2009 Junior World Championship.

The inaugural tournament features teams from eight nations spanning four continents - Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States - and will be played in Fawcett Stadium adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, from June 27 to July 5.

A standout all-around performer at Bothell High School, Stottlemyer was named Seattle Times King County 4A Crown Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year while being named first-team defensive back, first-team offense (kick returner) and second-team offense (receiver). A team captain in three sports (football, basketball and baseball), Stottlemyer also earned the Scholar Athlete Award from Seattle's Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

USA Football's Junior National Team is led by head coach CHUCK KYLE of Cleveland St. Ignatius, who has led his Wildcats to 10 large-school Ohio state titles and two USA TODAY "national championships." Team USA will practice at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, from June 14-25. All sessions will be free and open to the public with details announced soon.

The Championship Game for the inaugural 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship kicks off at Fawcett Stadium at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, between the two Wednesday semi-final winners.

Tickets for football's first junior world championship are now available at www.jwcfootball.com or by calling 1-800 574-5874. All-day general admission tickets are $10; reserved tickets to all 12 tournament games are $50. All-inclusive travel packages to Canton with tournament game tickets are available by calling 1-888-310-4255 (Continental U.S. and Canada) or through www.usafootball.com/jwc/tickets.

2009 IFAF Junior World Championship Game Schedule

All Games will be played at Fawcett Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Saturday, June 27

10am Game 1 Canada vs. New Zealand

1pm Game 2 Japan vs. Germany

4pm Game 3 Mexico vs. Sweden

7pm Opening Ceremony

8pm Game 4 United States vs. France

Wednesday, July 1

10am Game 5 Losing team Game 2 (JAP/GER) vs. Losing team Game 1 (CAN/NZ)

1pm Game 6 Losing team Game 3 (MEX/SWE) vs. Losing team Game 4 (USA/FRA)

4pm Game 7 Winning team Game 1 (CAN/NZ) vs. Winning team Game 2 (JAP/GER)

7pm Game 8 Winning team Game 4 (USA/FRA) vs. Winning team Game 3 (MEX/SWE)

Saturday, July 4

1pm 7th place playoff Losing team Game 6 vs. Losing team Game 5

4pm 5th place playoff Winning team Game 5 vs. Winning team Game 6

7pm Bronze Medal Game Losing team Game 8 vs. Losing team Game 7

Sunday, July 5

1pm Gold Medal game Winning team Game 7 vs. Winning team Game 8

* Home teams to be determined; all times local (ET)

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