Next Stop for the Pain Train: Ultimate Frisbee Nationals

Dartmouth’s men’s ultimate frisbee team made history this season, winning the New England open regional tournament for the first time. The victory punched the team’s ticket to the national tournament, where Dartmouth will make its second appearance in the history of the program.

According to captain Watson Sallay ‘08, this year’s team is the best he has seen in his four years at Dartmouth, both on and off the field.

“In terms of on paper, this is the best team that Dartmouth has ever had, because this is the first team ever to win regionals,” Sallay said. “We went to nationals for the first time five years ago, but that was when there were three spots, so winning regionals was really special. Off the field, this has been the best team ever in terms of becoming friends and teammates with each other on and off the field. …


Washington in Its Element

This year, the UW is dominating the competition in one ultimate sport: Ultimate Frisbee.

The Washington women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, called Element, is the best women’s team in the United States and second in the league to the University of British Columbia (UBC). The team is ranked second overall in the Ultimate Players Association and is headed to nationals for the first time since 2005, when UW finished second overall to Stanford.

“I was actually playing for the team the first time we went in 2005 when we went the first time,” coach Miranda Roth said. “There are a couple of the girls on the team back then. Most of these girls have never been before. I expect them to be very excited.”

They certainly are.

“Oh, hell yes,” player Jillian Goodreau said when asked if she was excited for nationals.

The University of British Columbia has …


Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals Press Release


Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals, Towed by Malibu, Set for May 16-18 in Boulder, Colo.

(Boulder, CO) – The nation’s top 15 collegiate wakeboarding teams will battle it out at the 2008 Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals from Boulder, Colo., May 16-18.  For the third consecutive year, the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals is part of CBS College Sports Network’s COLLEGIATE NATIONALS, a festival of events that crowns national champions in 11 categories.  Malibu Boats serves as the official towboat for the event.  The event will be held at the Boulder Reservoir and admission is free.

Extensive television coverage of the Collegiate Nationals kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch eight consecutive days of Olympic-style programming on CBS College Sports Network, followed by individual sport highlight shows.

Last year’s …


Ultimate Domination: Wake Forest

Usually when Frisbees are seen on campus students are playing Frisbee golf or leisurely tossing a disc on the Quad, but not these girls. The women’s Ultimate Frisbee club team can be found on Poteat field three days a week practising intensely.

RUCKUS, the women’s ultimate Frisbee team, poses after the win at Easterns. The team travels to nationals in Colorado May 16-18. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Dayton)

But these women are no longer practising for any normal tournament. They have achieved a milestone in the program’s history – qualifying for Nationals.

The women’s team consists of 26 ladies that participate in 4-5 tournaments each semester, with 8-16 teams in each tournament.

Coming off of a 23-16 season last year, the team has made enormous strides this season.

They are currently ranked No.5 in the nation out of 222 women’s teams and improved their record this season …