List of Ultimus Bowl champions

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ISFL Ultimus Trophy
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Given forWinning the Ultimus Bowl
Presented byISFL
History
First awardUltimus Bowl I
Most winsOrange County Otters - Arizona Outlaws (8 Wins)
Most recentAustin Copperheads (2 wins)

The Ultimus Bowl is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the International Simulation Football League (ISFL). The game culminates a season that begins in the previous calendar year and is the conclusion of the ISFL playoffs. Since January 2016, the winner of the American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the ISFL playoffs. Previously, the contest was held in the city of the home team, but starting in Season 29, the host city for the Ultimus was left up to community choice.

The ASFC leads in Ultimus Bowl wins with 28, while the NSFC has won 15. Thirteen franchises have won the Ultimus Bowl, with the Berlin Fire Salamanders as the lone remaining ISFL teams without a championship win. The Arizona Outlaws are the most recent winners of the Ultimus.

The Orange County Otters (8-2), and Arizona Outlaws (8-3) are tied for most Ultimus Bowls with eight championships each. New Orleans Second Line (3-4) and San Jose Sabercats (3-1) have three wins, the Baltimore Hawks (2-6), and Sarasota Sailfish (2-0), and New York Silverbacks (2-0), and Philadelphia Liberty (2-3) have two wins, while Austin Copperheads (1-2), and Colorado Yeti (1–5) each have one win. Orange County and Yellowknife have the most Ultimus Bowl appearances with ten. Orange County, Baltimore, Yellowknife and New Orleans have the most consecutive appearances with four. The Baltimore Hawks and Yellowknife Wraiths have each lost a record six Ultimus Bowls. The record for consecutive wins is three and is shared by two franchises: the Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowl IIII), and the Orange County Otters (Ultimus Bowl IVVI and Ultimus Bowl XVIIXIX). The only team with multiple Ultimus Bowl appearances and no losses is the Sarasota Sailfish. Just eight times in history, the Liberty, (Ultimus Bowl VII), the Copperheads (Ultimus Bowl XX), the Yeti (Ultimus Bowl XXII), the Otters (Ultimus Bowl XVII, Ultimus Bowl XVIII, and Ultimus Bowl XIX), and the Sabercats (Ultimus Bowl XXIV-XXV) has a team claimed the championship by winning the Ultimus Bowl on the road. Only one Ultimus Bowl has gone to overtime; Ultimus Bowl XI, between New Orleans and Baltimore.


Ultimus Bowl championship (2016–present)

Numbers in parentheses in the table are Ultimus Bowl appearances as of the date of that Ultimus Bowl and are used as follows:

  • Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a Ultimus Bowl as well as each respective teams' Ultimus Bowl record to date.
  • Venue column indicates number of times that stadium has hosted a Ultimus Bowl.
  • City column indicates number of times that metropolitan area has hosted a Ultimus Bowl.
Championships table key and summary
(2016 (S1)–present)
National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC)
NSFC championN
(43, 15–28)
American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC)
ASFC championA
(43, 28–15)

Game Date/Season Winning team Score Losing team Venue City Attendance Ref
I 22 January, 2017 (2016 (S1)) Arizona Outlaws
(1, 1–0)
29–6 Colorado Yeti
(1, 0–1)
Outlaw Stadium Phoenix, Arizona 60,936 [1]
II 28 January, 2018 (2017 (S2)) Arizona Outlaws
(2, 2–0)
33–6 Baltimore Hawks
(1, 0–1)
Outlaw Stadium (2) Phoenix, Arizona (2) 61,368 [2]
III 27 January, 2019 (2018 (S3)) Arizona Outlaws
(3, 3–0)
49–12 Baltimore Hawks
(2, 0–2)
Outlaw Stadium (3) Phoenix, Arizona (3) 62,140 [3]
IV 26 January, 2020 (2019 (S4)) Orange County Otters
(1, 1–0)
30–23 Yellowknife Wraiths
(1, 0–1)
The Dam Santa Ana, California 60,848 [4]
V 24 January, 2021 (2020 (S5)) Orange County Otters
(2, 2–0)
26–15 Yellowknife Wraiths
(2, 0–2)
The Dam (2) Santa Ana, California (2) 61,753 [5]
VI 23 January, 2022 (2021 (S6)) Orange County Otters
(3, 3–0)
23–17 Philadelphia Liberty
(1, 0–1)
The Dam (3) Santa Ana, California (3) 62,677 [6]
VII 29 January, 2023 (2022 (S7)) Philadelphia Liberty
(2, 1–1)
28–19 Orange County Otters
(4, 3–1)
The Dam (4) Santa Ana, California (4) 61,569 [7]
VIII 28 January, 2024 (2023 (S8)) Yellowknife Wraiths
(3, 1–2)
24–13 New Orleans Second Line
(1, 0–1)
Burial Grounds Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 66,667 [8]
IX 26 January, 2025 (2024 (S9)) New Orleans Second Line
(2, 1–1)
37–24 Baltimore Hawks
(3, 0–3)
The Meme Coliseum New Orleans, Louisiana 60,000 [9]
X 25 January, 2026 (2025 (S10)) Baltimore Hawks
(4, 1–3)
29–23 New Orleans Second Line
(3, 1–2)
The Aviary Baltimore, Maryland 100,000 [10]
XI 24 January, 2027 (2026 (S11)) New Orleans Second Line
(4, 2–2)
42–36 (OT) Baltimore Hawks
(5, 1–4)
The Meme Coliseum (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (2) 60,000 [11]
XII 23 January, 2028 (2027 (S12)) Orange County Otters
(5, 4–1)
48–24 Baltimore Hawks
(6, 1–5)
The Dam (5) Santa Ana, California (5) 9,000 [12]
XIII 28 January, 2029 (2028 (S13)) Orange County Otters
(6, 5–1)
24–21 Colorado Yeti
(2, 0–2)
The Dam (6) Santa Ana, California (6) 9,000 [13]
XIV 27 January, 2030 (2029 (S14)) San Jose Sabercats
(1, 1–0)
36–24 Philadelphia Liberty
(3, 1–2)
HP Pavilion San Jose, California 78,000 [14]
XV 26 January, 2031 (2030 (S15)) Baltimore Hawks
(7, 2–5)
49–0 San Jose Sabercats
(2, 1–1)
The Aviary (2) Baltimore, Maryland (2) 100,000 [15]
XVI 25 January, 2032 (2031 (S16)) Arizona Outlaws
(4, 4–0)
34–30 Philadelphia Liberty
(4, 1–3)
Outlaw Stadium (4) Phoenix, Arizona (4) 63,400 [16]
XVII 23 January, 2033 (2032 (S17)) Orange County Otters
(7, 6–1)
28–17 Baltimore Hawks
(8, 2–6)
The Aviary (3) Baltimore, Maryland (3) 100,000 [17]
XVIII 29 January, 2034 (2033 (S18)) Orange County Otters
(8, 7–1)
16–10 Yellowknife Wraiths
(4, 1–3)
Burial Grounds (2) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (2) 66,667 [18]
XIX 28 January, 2035 (2034 (S19)) Orange County Otters
(9, 8–1)
30–27 Yellowknife Wraiths
(5, 1–4)
Burial Grounds (3) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (3) 66,667 [19]
XX 27 January, 2036 (2035 (S20)) Austin Copperheads
(1, 1–0)
37–20 Yellowknife Wraiths
(6, 1–5)
Burial Grounds (4) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (4) 66,667 [20]
XXI 25 January, 2037 (2036 (S21)) New Orleans Second Line
(5, 3–2)
33–13 Yellowknife Wraiths
(7, 1–6)
The Meme Coliseum (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (3) 60,000 [21]
XXII 24 January, 2038 (2037 (S22)) Colorado Yeti
(3, 1–2)
25–24 Orange County Otters
(10, 8–2)
The Dam (7) Santa Ana, California (7) 9,000 [22]
XXIII 06 February, 2039 (2038 (S23)) Yellowknife Wraiths
(8, 2–6)
38–13 Austin Copperheads
(2, 1–1)
The Frostlands Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (5) 66,667 [23]
XXIV 12 February, 2040 (2039 (S24)) San Jose Sabercats
(3, 2–1)
17–12 Colorado Yeti
(4, 1–3)
Yeti Stadium Denver, Colorado 75,000 [24]
XXV 10 February, 2041 (2040 (S25)) San Jose Sabercats
(4, 3–1)
34–17 Colorado Yeti
(5, 1–4)
Yeti Stadium (2) Denver, Colorado (2) 75,000 [25]
XXVI 09 February, 2042 (2041 (S26)) Yellowknife Wraiths
(9, 3–6)
49–17 New Orleans Second Line
(6, 3–3)
The Frostlands (2) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (6) 66,667 [26]
XXVII 08 February, 2043 (2042 (S27)) Sarasota Sailfish
(1, 1–0)
34–10 New Orleans Second Line
(7, 3–4)
Fishnet Stadium Sarasota, Florida 75,000 [27]
XXVIII 07 February, 2044 (2043 (S28)) Yellowknife Wraiths
(10, 4–6)
24–19 Austin Copperheads
(3, 1–2)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Milan, Italy 66,667 [28]
XXIX 05 February, 2045 (2044 (S29)) New York Silverbacks
(1, 1–0)
40–20 Berlin Fire Salamanders
(1, 0–1)
Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario 81,555 [29]
XXX 11 February, 2046 (2045 (S30)) Sarasota Sailfish
(2, 2–0)
27–10 Arizona Outlaws
(5, 4–1)
Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas 106,572 [30]
XXXI 10 February, 2047 (2046 (S31)) Honolulu Hahalua
(1, 1–0)
30–27 Colorado Yeti
(6, 1–5)
Kai Tak Sports Park Kowloon, Hongkong 50,000 [31]
XXXII 09 February, 2048 (2047 (S32)) New York Silverbacks
(2, 2–0)
27–24 Berlin Fire Salamanders
(2, 0–2)
Perth Arena Perth, Western Australia 50,000 [32]
XXXIII 07 February, 2049 (2048 (S33)) Baltimore Hawks
(9, 3–6)
41–38 Orange County Otters
(11, 8–3)
Seoul Olympic Stadium Seoul, South Korea 50,000 [33]
XXXIV 06 February, 2050 (2049 (S34)) Chicago Butchers
(1, 1–0)
33–27 (OT) Honolulu Hahalua
(2, 1–1)
Allianz Arena Munich, Germany 50,000 [34]
XXXV 12 February, 2051 (2050 (S35)) Honolulu Hahalua
(3, 2–1)
24–13 Baltimore Hawks
(10, 3–7)
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 50,000 [35]
XXXVI 11 February, 2052 (2051 (S36)) Honolulu Hahalua
(4, 3–1)
31-28 Sarasota Sailfish
(3, 2–1)
Olympic Stadium of Athens Athens, Greece 69,600 [36]
XXXVII 09 February, 2053 (2052 (S37)) Arizona Outlaws
(6, 5–1)
31-11 Sarasota Sailfish
(4, 2–2)
Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 89,000 [37]
XXXVIII 08 February, 2054 (2053 (S38)) Arizona Outlaws
(7, 6–1)
23-21 Berlin Fire Salamanders
(3, 0–3)
Japan National Stadium Tokyo, Japan 80,000 [38]
XXXIX 07 February, 2055 (2054 (S39)) Yellowknife Wraiths
(11, 5–6)
34-6 Arizona Outlaws
(8, 6–2)
Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada 71,000 [39]
XL 06 February, 2056 (2055 (S40)) Arizona Outlaws
(9, 7–2)
45-21 Yellowknife Wraiths
(12, 5–7)
Stadium Australia Sydney, Australia 80,000 [40]
XLI 11 February, 2057 (2056 (S41)) Cape Town Crash
(5, 2–3)
20-18 Arizona Outlaws
(10, 7–3)
Croke Park Dublin, Ireland 80,000 [41]
XLII 10 February, 2058 (2057 (S42)) Arizona Outlaws
(11, 8–3)
38-14 Berlin Fire Salamanders
(4, 0–4)
Ullevaal Stadion Oslo, Norway 80,000 [42]
XLIII 09 February, 2059 (2058 (S43)) Baltimore Hawks
(11, 4–7)
16-10 New York Silverbacks
(3, 2–1)
Hanga Roa Stadium Easter Island, Chile 2,500 [43]
XLIV 08 February, 2060 (2059 (S44)) Honolulu Hahalua
(5, 4–1)
43-36 Cape Town Crash
(6, 2–4)
Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenneessee 101,915 [44]
XLV 06 February, 2061 (2060 (S45)) Austin Copperheads
(4, 2–2)
34-31 Sarasota Sailfish
(5, 2–3)
Base Camp Mount Everest, Nepal 10 [45]

Consecutive winners

Four franchises have won consecutive Ultimus Bowls:

  • Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowls I, II, and III), (XXXVII, XXXVIII)
  • Orange County Otters (IV, V, and VI), (XII and XIII), and (XVII, XVIII, XIX)
  • San Jose Sabercats (XXIV, XXV)
  • Honolulu Hahalua (XXXV, XXXVI)

Two franchises have won three Ultimus Bowls in a row:

  • Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowls I, II, and III)
  • Orange County Otters (IV, V, and VI) and (XVII, XVIII, XIX)

No franchise has yet won four Ultimus Bowls in a row, although two have come close:

  • The Orange County Otters won three consecutive Ultimus Bowls (IV, V, and VI); the following season they were eliminated in the Ultimus Bowl by the Philadelphia Liberty.
  • The Arizona Outlaws made four consecutive Ultimus Bowls (XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XXXX); They won three of them, but lost the season 39 championship to Yellowknife

Consecutive losers

Five franchises have lost consecutive Ultimus Bowls:

  • Baltimore Hawks (Ultimus Bowls II - III and XI - XII)
  • Yellowknife Wraiths (Ultimus Bowls IV-V and XVIII-XXI)
  • Colorado Yeti (XXIV, XXV)
  • New Orleans Second Line (XXVI, XXVII)
  • Sarasota Sailfish (XXXVI, XXXVII)

Ultimus Bowl appearances by team

NSFC teams (16 wins) ASFC teams (28 wins)

In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by number of years since last appearing in an Ultimus Bowl. In the "Seasons" column, bold years indicate winning seasons, and italic years indicate games not yet completed.

Team Wins Losses Winning
percentage
Appearances Seasons (champions in bold)
Yellowknife Wraiths 5 7 .416 12 2019, 2020, 2023, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2038, 2041, 2043, 2054, 2055
Arizona Outlaws 8 3 .727 11 2016, 2017, 2018, 2031, 2045, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057,
Orange County Otters 8 3 .727 11 IV (2020, S4), V (2021, S5), VI (2022, S6), VII (2023, S7), XII (2028, S12), XIII (2029, S13), XVII (2033, S17), XVIII (2034, S18), XIX (2035, S19), XXII (2038, S22), XXXIII (2049, S33)
Baltimore Hawks 4 7 .364 11 2017, 2018, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2030, 2032, 2048, 2050, 2058
Las Vegas Legion / New Orleans Second Line 3 4 .429 7 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2036, 2041, 2042
Denver Grizzlies / Colorado Yeti 1 5 .166 6 2016, 2028, 2037, 2039, 2040, 2046
San Jose Sabercats 3 1 .750 4 2029, 2030, 2039, 2040
Honolulu Hahalua 4 1 .800 5 2046, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2059
Sarasota Sailfish 2 3 .400 5 2042, 2045, 2051, 2052, 2060
Philadelphia Liberty/Cape Town Crash 2 4 .333 6 2021, 2022, 2029, 2031, 2056, 2059
Austin Copperheads 2 2 .500 4 2035, 2038, 2043, 2060
New York Silverbacks 2 1 .666 3 2044, 2047, 2058
Berlin Fire Salamanders 0 4 .000 4 2044, 2047, 2053, 2059
Chicago Butchers 1 0 1.000 1 2049

Team with Ultimus Bowl appearance but no victories

The Berlin Fire Salamanders (0-4) are the only team to have an Ultimus appearance and not a win.

Berlin Fire Salamanders holds the record for most Ultimus Bowl appearances before winning their first championship, with four failed attempts before their first win.

Berlin Fire Salamanders holds the record for worst win-ratio in the Ultimus Bowl, at 0.000.

Ultimus Bowl rematches

The following teams have faced each other more than once in the Ultimus Bowl:

  • Orange County Otters and Yellowknife Wraiths (4) – Ultimus Bowl IV, V, XVIII, and XIX were all won by Orange County.
  • Yellowknife Wraiths and New Orleans Second Line (3) - Ultimus Bowls VIII and XXVI were won by Yellowknife, XXI was won by New Orleans.
  • Baltimore Hawks and New Orleans Second Line (3) – Ultimus Bowl IX and XI were won by New Orleans, Ultimus Bowl X was won by Baltimore.
  • Yellowknife Wraiths and Austin Copperheads (3) - Ultimus Bowl XX was won by Austin, Ultimus Bowl XXIII and XXVIII were won by Yellowknife.
  • Arizona Outlaws and Baltimore Hawks (2) – Ultimus Bowls II and III were both won by Arizona.
  • Orange County Otters and Philadelphia Liberty (2) – Ultimus Bowl VI was won by Orange Country, Ultimus Bowl VII was won by Philadelphia.
  • Orange County Otters and Colorado Yeti (2) – Ultimus Bowl XIII was won by Orange Country, Ultimus Bowl XXII was won by Colorado.
  • Colorado Yeti and San Jose Sabercats (2) - Ultimus Bowl XXIV and XXV were both won by San Jose.
  • New York Silverbacks and Berlin Salamanders (2) - Ultimus Bowl XXIX and XXXII were both won by New York.
  • Arizona Outlaws and Yellowknife Wraiths (2) - Ultimus Bowl XXXIX was won by Yellowknife, Ultimus Bowl XXXX was won by Arizona