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Brody Biedermann selected for youth national water polo team
Brody Biedermann
Brody Biedermann is defended by U.S. Olympic team member Ryder Dodd at the Senior Nationals. ALICIA BIEDERMANN/Courtesy photo

Road trip.

Brody Biedermann
Brody Biedermann of Ripon is one of 40 athletes in the country picked to compete with the Future World 2007 Nationals Water Polo National water polo team in Hungary. ALICIA BIEDERMANN/Courtesy photo
Ripon senior Brody Biedermann is one of the top 40 athletes nationally in his age group and will

be competing on the Future World 2007 Nationals Water Polo Team at the end of this month in Hungary with 2007 indicating the birth year for the team members. The Future World 2006 team will also be making the trip to Hungary.

“I am really nervous, but I am really excited to go to a different country and represent the USA,” Brody said. “I get to play against the top teams in the world like Hungary, Serbia, Croatia.

“I can’t wait to go and have this experience.”

Brody, sophomore sister Reyna and freshman sister Emery were all selected to try out for the National team. While Brody was the only one to get the call this year, in 2023 Reyna made the 14U National Development Team, but she was aged up this year to try out for the 15-16 National Development Team.

Brody was invited to play at the United States Senior National Championships in San Diego at the beginning of June and this afforded him an opportunity to compete against Olympians. He got to go toe-toe-toe with the likes of UCLA’s Ryder Dodd, who is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team.

More than just performing in the pool will be measured in Hungary. Attention will also be paid to how well the athletes do with the grind of international competition.

In addition to the Hungary trip, Biedermann was selected for the Senior National ‘B’ team, which will compete until the 2027 World Junior Championships.

After Hungary, the international competition will be on hiatus until December, after the high school season ends, when the qualifying camps start back up again.