Apr

30

Ultimate (Frisbee) Kicks Ass at Regionals

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 -The Uptown Local Team

Columbia’s Ultimate Frisbee (the sport is also called Ultimate) team Uptown Local gained some national cred this past weekend, finishing an impressive fourth in regional competition.

The team‘s meteoric rise began the weekend of April 18th when they surprised the competition in Sectionals. Though the team was the 8th seed out of 15 competitors, they won six straight games, losing to first-place Vassar by only two points. But if you think about it, Ultimate Frisbee must be to hippie Vassar kids what cynicism is to Columbians, so it was an understandable loss. Rebounding from the Vassar game, the Columbia team beat the College of New Jersey, which, as our governor knows, loses because its in New Jersey, to place second. Vassar and Columbia then headed to Regionals, beating out NYU and Princeton, which aside from outdoing Yale, are the best things a Columbia team can do.

Entering this Regional competition, the team was seeded 15th out of 16, but won over the 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th ranked teams to place fourth. Only the top two Regional teams go to Nationals, so the team’s impressive rise ended there for the year. But, with only three graduating members, Uptown is ready to go farther in the coming seasons. 

As senior captain Tim Pennucci put it, “The men of Uptown Local now want to work toward…winning a bid to…Nationals.  Our club has gained some attention and respect in the Region, and is now certainly feared within the Section.”

Apparently the team’s secret is a mix of Ultimate strategies imported from around the globe: an offensive system from the West Coast and a defensive system fresh from Japan. Now if Uptown could somehow incorporate our school’s cynicism into their play, they’ll become national champs.

-DJB

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24 Comments

  1. can we  

    have a moratorium on mentioning Yale in Bwog posts?

  2. Nobler  

    I thought the AI lunch advertised on the sidebar was a meal served by robots and Haley Joel Osment. Pff... Arts initiative.

  3. actually  

    the team's secret is nick stephens. they wouldn't be where they are without him.

  4. no,  

    its Dillen Roggensinger. they're nothing really without him

  5. 7th Floor  

    Nice job Ryan Sun!

  6. hahahahah  

    DILLEN!

    I hope you read this and weep.

    We're better without you.

  7. you're all wrong!  

    let's be real here- milo snyder is the real whiz bang boom of the team.

  8. wooooooooooooo  

    Ryan is on a roll. he also won casino night if I am correct

  9. ......  

    tim penucci is so sexy

  10. I thought you Knew  

    Jason Sun is a rising star on that team and definitely an unrealized asset. The fact that he's so good an only a freshman is really impressive. We're going to look for great things from him in the next few years.

  11. ummmm  

    wait so where were the regional competitions held? NYC? Was the team gone the whole weekend?

  12. ...  

    nicely done, guys!

  13. !!!!  

    OMG RYAN SUN I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOU'RE SO GOOD AT FRISBEE AND AT LIFE, CAN I HAVE YOUR BABIES?

  14. nice  

    good work uptown local!

    also kudos to the women's ultimate team for making it to regionals as well!

  15. Ryan Sun is Hot!  

    Ryan yur so umazin! I just want to be a frisbee so you grip me hard

  16. ...  

    and you're a gay man's wet dream! =) =)

  17. dafsafsdf

    jason sun
    real name
    ju sun

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