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The United States FreesTYle Federation is the governing body of the USA freesTYle dunk community.  ​Our mission is to organize, connect and advocate for the American dunking community while developing and providing training opportunities, competitive opportunities and performance opportunities.

We are helping create dunk superstars!

We believe the future of the American FreesTYle dunking community must be guided, shaped and molded by the dunkers who make up its ranks and those whose shoulders they stand on.

Every amateur, professional and retired freesTYle dunker in the country is invited to join our ranks. If you fall into one of those categories and want to be a part of the movement, tell us your story here. 


FRSTYL DUNK USA fielded a team to compete at BuDUNKpest 2016, the first ever international freesTYle dunk contest hosted by Face Team and the Dunking Devils.

Seven of some of the best freesTYle dunk athletes in America journeyed to Budapest and over the course of three 2 hour training sessions prepared a 2nd place team performance and a 1st place solo championship (Kit Ackermann).

BuDUNKpest 2016 aired live on Budapest TV and every dunker present understood the significance of the event. We knew we were marking a milestone that would alter the trajectory of our sport. 



In September of 2018, ACRODUNK partnered with the USFDF to send a 7 man team with 1 judge and 2 coaches to BuDUNKpest 2018. As a result bonds were strengthened with the international dunk community and more American dunkers got a taste of what is possible when we host #SLAMERICA in the USA.  


September 14, 2019, USA DUNK partnered with ACRODUNK again to send an 8 man team, a judge and a coach to #BuDUNKpest2019. Instead of training in the states, the team went early to Budapest and trained there and won.

Back 2 Back Champions

The covid pandemic put the Acrobatic Basketball World Cup on hold for 2020 & 2021 and many DNKRs were forced to focus their attention and gifts elsewhere. Members of our 2019 Championship team became fathers, expanded into other businesses and took on many other roles and challenges during this pause. When it came time to field a team for the 2022 World Cup, only four 2019 Championship team DNKRs were able to commit to being a part of the team. We were faced with budget issues and a talent deficiency. 

Three athletes who would be first time World Cup team members were lined up to go and a returning DNKR from the 2016 team committed to contribute. A combination of passport issues and missed flights left us with a 6 member team which came together in person for the first time on the Wednesday before the Saturday competition.

Kyle Gudde, Richard Smith, Brandon Sarver, Demitri Briggs, Chad Layton and Joshua Bastien took on the challenge of defending our title as the best Acrobatic Basketball team on the planet.

The Legacy of Flight was the theme of our show. From the Wright Brothers to the Cobb Brothers and beyond. We relied on the decades of experience we collectively brought to the table. Ideas were floated and carefully scrutinized and were either allowed to glide into the show or crash dive into a pile of possibility.

We were the first to compete. This is generally considered a disadvantage but we made it our mission to send a message to the judges and the other teams that we came to stake our claim. We set out to present a show so hot it would rise straight out the fire and brand the USA DUNK logo into the heart of every person witnessing our ascension!

Once again, members of the team respectfully navigated who did what and ceded the spotlight when necessary. They rose to the occasion in fine fashion as true professionals having clocked hundreds, even thousands of shows over their years in the game. 

We look forward to defending our championship in the coming competitions. 


Many amateur dunkers are joining the sport and every one of us deserves to experience the thrill of putting our skills to the test. 


Every time you launch yourself off the trampoline and take flight, you embody what it means to pursue your passion, to do what you love, to follow your dreams and to contribute to the USA DUNK legacy.


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United States FreesTYle Dunk Federation


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