Ultimate Frisbee club takes on Canadian tournament

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Tova Breen

South frisbee players prepare for tournament.

Ella Kressel, Staff Writer

This last weekend South’s very own Ultimate Frisbee team took their yearly trip to Winnipeg, Canada. The team embarked on a nine hour car ride for the annual, “Hold Back The Snow”, frisbee tournament. The tournaments were day in and day out; they played four, hour and a half long games per day.

Some students greatly looked forward to the trip and getting back into the more competitive side of Ultimate, seeing as their fall season mostly consists of casual Saturday morning games and 3 weekly practices. When I asked south senior, Ruby Mitchell, what she looked forward to about her competitive weekend she gladly replied with, “Well, I have fun playing casually but it’s more rewarding playing intense games, the way we did in Canada.”

On day 1 of the tournament the team played very well, winning 3 of 4 games and lost their final game against the Canadian Huskies, at Universe point. Meaning the game was tied and the next team to make the point takes the win. South took a total of 5 wins home, and were ranked 6th overall.

The tournament was mostly Canadian teams, there was only 3 from the U.S., including South, Hopkins and Como Park.

18 players accompanied by 6 chaperones went on the trip. The tournament was co-ed so both genders participated; 8 girls and 10 boys. The players were selected by captains based on some requirements; skill level, how often you attend practice, and you must be a returning player from last spring. The chaperones consisted of parents who volunteered and a number of coaches.

This Sunday, the 25th, at Bossom park, the Frisbee team invites you to join them for Squalloween! A day to help fundraise the team in a fun and festive way. It costs 10 dollars to join them for a day of food, frisbee and fun, costumes welcome!