Over the April 13-14 weekend the Aspengrove Ultimate Frisbee team travelled to Burlington, Washington to compete in the high school tournament, Spring Reign. Spring Reign is an annual tournament that attracts ultimate teams from across the west side of North America with teams from Washington, Oregon, and BC playing. The weather was tough to play in with the high winds, low temperature, and rain making the disc even harder than normal to throw.
The team traveled to Washington on Friday evening and competed in three games on Saturday and then three more games the next day. This gave the 20 players, ranging from Grade 8 – 12, a taste for what competitive ultimate looks like. The team lost all six games but the intention of traveling to this tournament was to give the players experience with the game and showcase the spirit of the sport. Ultimate Frisbee is known for the sportsmanlike manner its participants exhibit, and Spring Reign put a high emphasis on this aspect of the game. Ultimate is entirely self-refereed, and players have to know when and how to make rule calls. The Aspengrove players fit in well with this culture and many other teams commented on their enjoyment when playing our team.
The ultimate season continues into early June with practices on Friday afternoons. Students in Grade 8 – 12 are welcome to participate. The team has also been invited to compete in a BC provincial tournament at the end of May.
— D. Reindl, Coach
Student Aujin L. put together this brief report and a video about the trip. Enjoy!
I wanted to share with you the compilation video of our trip to Washington this past weekend! As we always have on this trip, the team had a great load of fun and on behalf of the team I would just like to say thank you for your support of us! Though ultimate is a bit of a niche sport, it has been a great, unique experience for all the players and I truly believe Mr. Riendl has created something really special with the frisbee group! I hope you enjoy the video highlighting the great time we had!