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Tournament Results

Indiana Weslyan Cooldown Tournament Results

On October 27th, the Butler Ultimate Frisbee Team traveled to Indiana Weslyan for a tournament. About an hour north, our team arrived as a motley crew of excited, enthusiastic, players ready to prove themselves on the field. Here are the results from the seven hour day of straight Ultimate

Game 1: Butler 9 , ISU 11

**A tight contest from the very beginning, often we were tied or behind by a single score. This was a great first showing for our first matchup of the day.

Game 2: Butler 8 , IU-B 11

**After we pulled out to an early lead, IU battled back to tie the game at 8. We fought hard but ultimately lost. This was arguably our best game of the day: IU had twice as many players as we did; we had just finished our game against ISU; and IU has a legitimate coach.

Game 3: Butler 11 , UIndy 13

**After 5 of our players went home for other obligations, we were left with only 10 players, which was effectively 9 following an injury sustained in the IU matchup. We staged a 5 point comeback, complete with incredible defensive stands and flawless offense, before eventually giving up the final point.

Game 4: Butler 13 , IWU-B 2

**This was a fun game against a fun team. There was never a doubt of whether we would win the game, and we had opportunities to unleash the dreaded Spartan Defense and Dinosaur Offense.

Final standings after wins and point differences:

  1. Anderson
  2. Ball State
  3. IU
  4. IWU A
  5. Mackerel
  6. ISU
  7. IUPUI
  8. UIndy
  9. Butler
  10. Bethel
  11. Huntington
  12. IWU B

 

Our current overall record is 2-3.

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New Jerseys!!!

 

Today ends our time outdoors for the winter. We had another legit practice¬† (by legit, we mean warming up, stretching, running drills, learning techniques on individual and group levels–all feats that have previously remained foreign to the ultimate club).

All of this has culminated in us looking better on the field than we ever have before. Our team is entering into a flow, and it gets better every week. My goal as president is to keep that flow improving through the winter months, meaning we’ll look for an indoor space to practice, preferably the West Gym of the Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Ending the practice with a rousing cheer, we were greeted with a surprise: New Jerseys!!! Enjoy the images below, we sure will be enjoying them ourselves. Keep follow us to find out how we performed at the Indiana-Wesleyen Tournament this weekend, and what our plans for the year are.

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Practice Practice Practice

What has Butler Ultimate been up to? Well I’ll tell you right now: we’re revolutionizing the sport of Ultimate Frisbee on Butler’s campus.

The team out at practice. Photos courtesy of the Butler Collegian.

Are we using new equipment? New fields? Going to new tournaments? I answer yes to all of them, but that’s not how we are changing our image. What we have had to do is take a few steps backwards in order for giant steps forward to be possible.

After getting in contact with Nate, a Butler staff member who plays extensively with club teams in the Indianapolis area, he agreed to get a few of his buddies and come out to run a practice. It was a great moment. Not only were the freshmen learning basics that had slipped through the cracks, but the older players were learning just as much. I was corrected twice as much as I expected to and half as much as I wanted to.

These practices signal a change from playing casual games of pick-up into a more serious look into the mechanics of the game. As long as the weather remains above freezing and the it doesn’t get too dark out, we hope to have as many similar practices in the future.