Club sports add ultimate frisbee to roster

Teams search for new members

By Destinee Whitehead
On September 22, 2016

There is an upcoming sports team starting this semester at Angelo State. This team is a combination of both Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee. 

 “It is a great opportunity to learn sports you may not have in your home countries, meet people and have great experiences to bring back home to your friends,” co-president Michael Adayemo said.

Frisbee Golf consists of throwing a Frisbee at targets. This game is a non-contact sport, no running involved and friendly competition. Frisbee Golf is featured in the fall and interested students are able to play anytime with disc golf targets across campus.

Cesar Escajeda, freshman, recommended this sport because it is easy to get in. Frisbee golf is still growing, and students can make money if they become good enough. July 30 this past year, Escajeda won second place at the Uvalde Competition with a prize of $75 in cash.

Ultimate Frisbee however, consists of two teams. Their goal is to score touchdowns. It is not a full-contact sport, there is running involved, no off sides and involves a lot of competitiveness. Ultimate Frisbee is featured in the spring.

“I play because it`s not a talent game,” Sean Steph, freshman, said. “It`s not who`s the strongest or fastest. It`s about who`s going to go out there and leave it all on the field. It`s about who`s got the most heart.”

One of the Ultimate Frisbee teams is led by a student organization with President Michael Abarca in charge. This student organization is full however, but will accept anyone looking to play on the weekends 4 p.m. -6 p.m. at the intramural fields. Ultimate Frisbee is featured in the spring and is perfect for those who are competitive and like to be active.

The Ultimate Frisbee team is now featured by the activities of UREC, led by Daniel Ramirez and Michael Adayemo, both graduate assistants who are looking for players in Ultimate and Disc Golf. Interested students can join the UREC Frisbee teams of Ultimate Frisbee, or Disc golf by contacting either dramirez23@angelo.edu, or mayedemo@angelo.edu. 

These graduate assistants will lead both of the teams. In addition, this UREC Frisbee team received a grant from the USA Ultimate Frisbee Organization. The grant applied by Scottie Moler (pre-grad assistant) consisted of brand new disc golf sets and kits to help out the new team.

 As of now, the roster is pending but the team may play at the Texas A&M Conference in a few months and are able to travel to other schools, which is a great opportunity. ESPN also shows and records matches at many colleges. 

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