IFAF Names All-Tournament Team

By Michael Preston

July 5, 2009, revised July 5, 2009


USA running back David Wilson is named tournament MVP as IFAF reveals the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship all-star team.

Japan won the fair play award

Japan won the fair play award

CANTON, OHIO - The 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship All-Tournament first and second teams have been announced following the Gold Medal game that was played at Fawcett Stadium adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The selections were made based on a combination of votes cast by the head coaches of the eight competing teams and the tournament statistics.

Japan head coach Takao Yamazaki was named the All Tournament Team head coach having guided his team to a Bronze Medal and a 2-1 finish and Japan was also honored with the Fair Play Team award.

USA running back David Wilson, who rushed for a combined 425 yards and 8 touchdowns during the course of three games, was named the tournament Most Valuable Player as he helped the United States win the Gold Medal game.

The United States led the way with 14 first team all-tournament selections, followed by Germany with five, Canada with three and Japan with two, including quarterback Yuichiro Arakai, who threw for 686 yards and nine touchdowns and only one interception during the course of three games.

1st ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

OFFENSE

QB YUICHIRO ARAKI, JAPAN

RB DAVID WILSON, USA

RB STEVEN LUMBALA, CAN

TE JOHN PLASENCIA, USA

WR JUMPEI YOSHIMOTO, JAPAN

WR JULIAN BAILEY, CANADA

OL ODAY ABUSHI, USA

OL JACK MEWHORT, USA

OL EVAN SWINDALL, USA

OL AARON PRICE, USA

OL KIRBY FABIEN, CANADA

DEFENSE

DL LUKAS MULLER, GERMANY

DL PRESTIN BROWN, USA

DL CHRIS HENDERSON, USA

DL BJÍRN WERNER, GERMANY

LB STORM KLEIN, USA

LB CHRIS NORMAN, USA

LB ALEXANDER BORGS, GERMANY

DB SHAMARKO THOMAS, USA

DB MARK NZECHO, GERMANY

DB COREY LILLARD, USA

DB JORDAN POYER, USA

K/P MIKE LOFTUS, USA

PR/KR NIKO LESTER, GERMANY

2nd ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

OFFENSE

QB BRYCE PETTY, USA

RB RANDALL PAYNE, GERMANY

RB HAMPUS HELLEMARK, SWEDEN

TE LOAN TEMMING, GERMANY

WR JUAN CARLOS MAYA, MEXICO

WR SHOMA ENDO, JAPA

OL CARSON ROCKHILL, CANADA

OL DANNY GROULX, CANADA

OL BRIAN WINTERS, USA

OL ALEXANDER ODERBERGER, GERMANY

OL HIROSHI ITO, JAPAN

DEFENSE

DL JAKE THOMAS, CANADA

DL TYLER DIPPEL, USA

DL YOSHIAKI FUJII, JAPAN

DL MARTIN SOHLBERG, SWEDEN

LB MEHDI ABDESMAD, CANADA

LB TARIQ EDWARDS, USA

LB BYRON PEREZ-ARCHAMBAULT, CANADA

DB DOCTOR CASSAMA, SWE

DB YUDAI MARUMARA, JAPAN

DB CHRIS PAYNE, USA

DB JEAN-PHILIPPE BOLDUC, CANADA

K/P LIRIM HAJRULLAHU, CANADA

PR/KR ERIK LORA, USA