Ultimate Frisbee to “Make History” this Saturday

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"[The Ultimate team] are the nicest people I have ever met. Everyone is so genuine and kind," said Ethan Warnock. Photo Courtesy of Snow College Ultimate Frisbee

“[The Ultimate team] are the nicest people I have ever met. Everyone is so genuine and kind,” said Ethan Warnock. Photo Courtesy of Snow College Ultimate Frisbee

This school year marked the first year of having an official ultimate frisbee team at Snow College. These athletes have jumped right into the action. They now prepare to host a game this Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M.

A few months ago, the ultimate frisbee team played in a collegiate frisbee tournament, and now they have invited Southern Utah University (SUU) to the Snow College campus to play again. “I guess you could say that this will be the Rumble in the Jungle, part two” said Phil Allred, a member of the team.

Captain Ethan Warnock is looking forward to this game. “It’s going to be really action packed,” said Warnock. “We went to them for the tournament, now they are coming to us, and we really are grateful to them for that.”

While this is the first official year for the team at Snow, SUU’s team has been established for four years. However, this does not intimidate the Badgers. “We aren’t engaged on how long we’ve played as a team, but by how much we’ve all been playing on our own,” said Warnock.

Jose Espindola, another member of the team, is also unaffected by the newness of the team. “We have been putting in three or four hours of practice in, five days a week,” said Espindola. “By that standard, we are right up there with them.”

With each game brings new experience that lets the team see their shortcomings and find places to improve. “Our biggest problem in the tournament was handling. Catching the Frisbee and passing it smoothly,” said Warnock. “Over the time that we’ve put in, our handling has gotten a lot better, and that will get us closer to [the level SUU] was.”

As well as preparing for the game, the team is also recruiting for next year. “We encourage everyone to come play with us, but to be an official member of the team, there will be a small fee that will be used for jerseys and travelling and things,” said Warnock. “Any money you put in will be used to your benefit.”

The game against SUU will take place this Saturday at 10:00 am on the practice field. “This game is going to be great,” said Espindola. “History will be made on Saturday.”

Emily Suckow is a twenty year-old sophomore at Snow College. She grew up in South Jordan and graduated from Bingham High School in 2014. Being well-to do in the oboe, flute, and English horn, she was drawn to Snow for their four-year music major program, but has since switched her major and is pursuing a degree in Public Relations at this time. Emily spent her sophomore year at Snow College as Webmaster and Vice President of the Snowdrift, Snow College's student newspaper. When she was 13, Emily was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, but is currently cancer-free and loving life.

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