My Ultimate Career
2002: A lost season. I had a great time at the 2002
Kaimana Klassik in Hawaii, then had knee
surgery that sidelined me until August. I played surprisingly
well in my comeback tournament (we won) in Tahoe, but sprained my
"good" knee at the World Championships and missed the
2001: A continuation
of the trend towards playing fewer tournaments. My knee continued
to deteriorate, and I found other things to fill my time, so Ultimate
is becoming less important in my life. I play co-ed just about exclusively,
with Red Fish Blue Fish. I had a great time at a tournament in Rimini
in Italy, and enjoyed Poultry Days as always. I played
fairly well at Nationals, but we lost in semis by one point to Blue
less play than in 1998.
Picked up at a few tournaments with various teams; troubled by a
foot problem (plantar fasciitis) following Potlatch. Won the
World Championships in the coed division, in Scotland,
with Red Fish Blue Fish.
We lost in finals at the U.S. National Championships in November.
tournaments with a group of Saucy Jack players, soon before they
joined up with Double Happiness in the Bay Area's latest attempt
to build a "superteam". Then I joined Sick Of It All)
and played two tournaments with them before I was cut in August.
Thereafter, I picked up at a few tournaments, and finally finished
out the season in the co-ed division with Red Fish Blue Fish, where
we won the first ever UPA Co-ed National Championships, in
1993-1997 Various teams in the S.F. Bay Area: Flambe',
Spin Doctors/Dr. Seuss,
(see the photos---not for the faint of heart!---from Spin
Doctor Reunion at Fools 2000.) Also played with Stonehenge
(we're old, we don't move, and nobody understands why we're positioned
that way), Fran Tarkenton, and Calistona, all of which qualified
for Regionals. Played (and still play) coed with Red
Fish Blue Fish.l Worlds Masters with Seven Sages in 1997.
of Kentucky*, Lexington, KY. Team captain from 1988-1992. We struggled
through some lean years in the late 80's (few players, poor tournament
records), but things started picking up around 1989, and Lexington
currently has a healthy Ultimate community, and hosted Nationals
College*, Oberlin, Ohio. My introduction to the sport.
Teammates included Aeneas Long and Bruce Heller, both of whom I
see at Bay Area pickup games.