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USA Football’s U.S. Men’s and Women’s Flag Football National Teams won gold medals in front of an international crowd of approximately 1,000 spectators at the conclusion of the 2023 IFAF Americas Continental Flag Football Championship on UNC Charlotte’s campus Friday, July 7.

The Americas Continental Flag Football Championship was hosted by USA Football, the sport’s governing body, and sanctioned by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the international governing body for the sport of American football. The championship is part of the biggest-ever cycle of global flag football competition in the run up to the 2024 IFAF Flag Football World Championships, in Lahti, Finland.  


The U.S. National Teams faced the best teams from North and South America and emerged undefeated. The gold medal match reunited rivals as both the men’s and women’s teams defeated Mexico 40-36 and 26-21, respectively. Former NC State star, NFL Legend and NFL Global Flag Football Ambassador Torry Holt, Carolina Panthers Legends Steve Smith Sr., Mike Rucker and Mike Tolbert, and current Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn were in attendance during the week to take in the exciting action.

Recapping the 2023 IFAF Americas Championship

Women's Gold Medal Game

The World Champions added the IFAF Americas Flag Football World Championship to their collection on a balmy Friday night in North Carolina, but it was close as the United States edged Mexico 26-21.

Women's Game Recap
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Men's Gold Medal Game

Only four points out of 76 scored in a thrilling men’s Gold Medal game at the IFAF Americas Flag Football Championships separated the United States and Mexico, with the Americans narrowly coming out on top.

Men's Game Recap
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