Wild Weekend of College Ultimate
With just two weekends left in the 2022 college regular season, the twists and turns keep coming!
At Women’s Centex
, #18 Florida State
defeated #17 Pittsburgh
11-10 in the final to take home the crown. FSU got their best win of the season in the semifinals, 11-10 over #8 Tufts
, part of an undefeated weekend that included wins over #19 Northeastern
and #24 Michigan
At Men’s Centex
at a different field site in Austin, it was not a surprise to see top-seeded #13 Texas
win their home tournament, but their competitor in the final – McGill
, a university in Montreal – was a big one. McGill got wins over UC Santa Barbara
, #3 D-III team and defending D-III national champion Oklahoma Christian
, and Dartmouth
en route to a 12-10 loss to Texas in the final.
The other big tournament on the calendar was Missouri Loves Company
. #17 Northeastern
topped #16 Michigan
14-11 in the final after the teams upset #9 Minnesota
and #11 Vermont
, respectively. The most impressive team at the tournament, though, was BYU
, who went 5-0 in their games on Saturday and won all of them by at least five goals. That included wins over Minnesota and Vermont.
Joe Seidler Retiring from Ultimate
Joe Seidler, the founder of ultimatehistory.com
and the publisher of ultimate’s authoritative history books ‘Ultimate: The First Five Decades Vol. I and II’, has announced that he is stepping away from ultimate. He has spent decades tracking team and individual accomplishments in ultimate and maintaining a database of the sport’s results.
“Ultimate is the best sport I ever watched and ultimate players are the best ‘people’ I ever knew,” he wrote in an email. “I hope ultimate stays as it has always been and the players remain motivated to win only to show they are the best.”
William “Brody” Brotman, the founder of the Pitt Ultimate program and a photographer for UltiPhotos, is taking over the reins of the ultimate history site on his own website, Ultimate-Reference.com
Con10ent Tour Returning This Weekend
The Con10ent Tour
, which held three all-Black showcase games in 2021, announced earlier this month that it will be hosting its next showcase event at the YULA Invite in Arlington, Virginia, on March 26th.