by Jacob Millay
Ultimate frisbee is a very popular activity around Whitworth’s campus. Walking around the Loop on a sunny day, it is hard to avoid the frisbees flying through the air. It is only natural that Whitworth would have their own Ultimate Frisbee Club.
The club is primarily based around the Bangarang Ultimate Team, which is a competitive ultimate frisbee team that travels to various tournaments around the country to play other college-based teams.
Ultimate frisbee has grown in popularity so much that there are now multiple college leagues that give universities, even smaller ones like Whitworth, a chance to play in national tournaments. The Whitworth Men’s competitive team has been only one game away from attending the national tournament for the past two years, so the team has had some success.
However, the Ultimate Frisbee Club is more than just a competitive team. It also allows beginners to learn the game of ultimate frisbee in a friendly environment.
The club is trying to expand the sport of ultimate frisbee to as many people as it can, regardless of gender or athletic ability. There are around 25 members of the club, and the team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 P.M. for team practices and Saturdays at 1:00 P.M. The practices take place at Holmberg Park.
There are also various other meetings for tournaments, frolfing, casual frisbee play or just to hang out. The Ultimate Frisbee club is a great way to get to know more about this ever-growing sport and get to know people who you can play with. It is also a great way to get active outside.