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Ultimate frisbee takes club sports team to new heights this season

Asst. Sports Editor Kyle Issacs has the scoop on Xavier’s ultimate frisbee club teamin

By Kyle Issacs
On October 19, 2012

The madness this Saturday at Cintas Center will not be the only big sporting event this weekend for Xavier.
While the basketball team begins
their practice, the ultimate frisbee team will be hosting a tournament
this Saturday and Sunday in Clarksville, Ohio.
The tournament, which is free for all who attend, includes some notable teams such as the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Wright State University and the University of Kentucky.
The club team, named B.L.O.B. in connection with Xavier, will play four games, starting at 9 a.m. and concluding with a 3 p.m. contest,
on Saturday.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, they will compete in three more games, with a possible fourth game to be determined based on how B.L.O.B. does in its previous matches.
The ultimate frisbee team has been in existence at Xavier since 2005.
Michael Rimler coaches this year's 40-person squad.
The team has played in two tournaments this season, though they competed as a split-squad in both.
Instead of dividing their team into two equally talented teams, they will compete as a full squad for the first time this upcoming weekend.
The squad plans to participate in four tournaments in their fall and spring regular season throughout
Alabama, Tennessee and possibly
Georgia.
This does not include a possible
trip to Nationals in the spring, where only 16 teams from across the nation are invited to compete.
"We only lost two seniors to graduation from last year and we have brought in a very talented freshman class," club president John Cassidy said. "We expect to be competing for the Nationals bid out of our region."
When asked about the team, Cassidy was excited about the new faces on the team and their commitment
to the club thus far. "We sometimes refer to the team as a family because [we] are really close and hang out a lot outside of ultimate,"
Cassidy said.
For those interested in attending
this weekend's competition,
the games will take place at Gulley Park in Clarksville at 2168 Middleboro Rd.
Xavier's ultimate frisbee team will play at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the team has at least three games, including the 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. contests.


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