Thursday, November 16, 2006

Year of the Gator, pt. I: Frisbee team wins 1st title ::

In Columbia, SC, I played Ultimate with a bunch of guys from work. 100 degree heat, non-stop sprinting (more than soccer, I'd guess, since all areas of the field are active) and all of the guys are smokin' pot on th sidelines.

Must. Find. Championship. T-shirt.

Frisbee team wins 1st title ::: "Frisbee team wins 1st title

By Jenna Marina Independent Florida Alligator

June 1, 2006

Gainesville, FL (CSTV U-WIRE) -- The UF men's ultimate Frisbee team won its first national championship at the 2006 Ultimate Players Association College Ultimate Championships on Sunday against Wisconsin by a score of 15-12.

The team earned its bid to the championships after winning all 11 games of its sectional and regional tournaments. It was victorious in all six games it competed in at the championship tournament.

'By the numbers, this was the most impressive season of any college Frisbee team ever,' co-captain Cyle Van Auken said. 'But more importantly, this was the best team that could have been created. Top to bottom, everybody was committed to the ideals and goals of the season.'

In addition to winning the championship, second-year graduate student Tim Gehert won the Callahan Award, which is given to the most valuable player in college ultimate as voted by his peers.

'It's a dream come true,' Gehert said. 'I always thought that I'd have a shot at winning it, but never did I actually, really believe I could win it. It's an honor.'"


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