AUSTIN (KXAN) - Regardless of the sport, men and women rarely compete together, much less at the international level. But that is what two Austinites are preparing to do at the World Games, an international competition similar to the Olympics that began Thursday in Cali, Columbia.
Cara Crouch and Mike Natenberg will compete as teammates on the USA Ultimate Frisbee team. Ultimate is an international sport but is rarely coed.
Crouch and Natenberg are short on shared on-field experience, but they do have a special chemistry. They've been married since 2011.
"We have the same hobby and we've experienced the process and journey and the highs and lows together, but we're experiencing it separately because we have different teams, typically," Crouch said. "It's really been cool to work for a common goal with a common team."
Natenberg and Crouch were picked to the team of seven men and six women from a nationwide pool of over 500 players.
The Ultimate competition – referred to as "flying disc" at the World Games – begins July 28. The U.S. faces Australia in its opening game.
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