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3rd place finish and one hell of a 2010 Season

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in Ultimate | 1 comment

2nd Place Finish at Worlds.

Tied for 3rd at Nationals.

Another season full of great memories with a terrific cast of characters has come to an end. 2010 has been one of the best years of my life. I got hitched. Was able to travel across Europe with friends and family. And was coaxed out of retirement/time-off to join the fish for another magical run through Nationals where surprises (good and bad) seem to lurk around every corner.

I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded with so many wonderful and inspiring people in my life (and BJ). Thanks to everyone who called/texted me with happy birthday thoughts, I am anxious to get back to Seattle to see everyone.

What does the future have in store for me? I don’t know and I’m not ready just yet to move on from this season.

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On to the Semifinals

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in Ultimate | 0 comments

Sockeye has just defeated the defending national champions, Chain Lightning, with a score of 15-10.  Sockeye competes in the Semifinals today against Ironside at 1:15 EST.  Real time scores will be available here.

If Sockeye beats Ironside, they will compete in the live video-streamed finals tomorrow at 11:45 EST.

Go Fish!!!

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Nationals, here we come…

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Ultimate | 1 comment

Nationals, here we come…

For the sixth straight year, I’ll be heading across the country to Sarasota, FL for the USA Ultimate Club Championships. We’ve had an up and down season since our dream run at Worlds, but none of that matters because Sockeye has made it to big show! Anything can happen!

You can follow the tournament action here

Stay posted for updates.

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2nd Place Finish at the 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in Travel, Ultimate | 2 comments

Sorry for the brief blogging hiatus… We’re back and settled in.

It finally happened.  Legitimate coverage of Ultimate Frisbee on the homepage of ESPN. Check out this clip of Andrew Fleming from Sockeye making a sick grab to keep us ahead 16-14 in the quarterfinals.  (There’s a 10-second ad at at the beginning – sit through it, its worth it!)

[ THIS JUST IN: FLEMING'S CATCH DEBUTED ON ESPN TOP 10 PLAYS AT NUMBER #1!]

Wow. It feels surreal to think that our team was 4 points shy of a World Championship. We entered this tournament with modest expectations: to advance to the quarterfinals and to continue our team building process. After all the turnover we’ve had in recent years and along with a new offense to figure out, this tournament was a great chance for us to bro-down and create some momentum for the rest of the season.

Here’s a summary of our path to the finals:

Quarterfinals :: Sockeye vs Ironside (Boston), 17-15, Win

Semifinals :: Sockeye vs Chain Lightning (Atlanta), 16-15, Win

Finals :: Sockeye vs Revolver (San Francisco), 13-17, Loss

Captains Huddle

Sockeye on the cover of Disquito, the daily tournament newsletter.

Playing in these games was an incredible honor. It’s a rare opportunity to be a representative of the sport to which I’ve dedicated so much of my life.

Sockeye finished in 2nd place and earned the silver medal.  We also won the Spirit Award for the entire open division of the tournament.  (After each game, each team gives their opponent a spirit score based on sportsmanship and integrity, and Sockeye scored the highest.)

I left Prague feeling so proud of this team.

The latest edition to the disc shrine in the man den.

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Sockeye to Compete in World Championship Finals Tomorrow!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Travel, Ultimate | 1 comment

Sockeye to Compete in World Championship Finals Tomorrow!

I’m excited to announce that Sockeye beat their opponent Chain Lightning in the Semifinals yesterday, 16-15.  This means that tomorrow the team will compete in the FINALS for the World Championship!  Sockeye will be playing Revolver, also from the United States.

For early risers or East-Coasters, the Open Finals will be streamed live online starting at 5am Saturday morning here: http://www.strizna.cz/

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The Quest for a Medal is Still Alive

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Travel, Ultimate | 0 comments

I’m posting this entry on behalf of Raybies, who is still in Prague and kicking ass!  Sockeye won their Power Pool game on Thursday morning against Phoenix from Canada with a score of 17-8.  They also won their Playoff game on Thursday evening against Ironside from the U.S. with a score of 17-15.  This means that Sockeye has qualified for the semi-finals! According to Ray, this will be one of the most memorable games of his career.  Sockeye will be playing Chain Lightning from the United States tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Czech time (11:30 p.m. tonight, Seattle time).  So far Chain Lightning is undefeated at this tournament, so it is sure to be a great game.

You can see a nearly real-time scorecard for Sockeye here.  I will also be updating the blog as soon as I have more news.

Go Sockeye!

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