Ultimate Frisbee prepares for a new season

Adithi Ramakrishnan and Uzma Rentia

[See the September 2017 print issue of tjTODAY for more photos and quotes from Ultimate Frisbee]

Junior Daniel Shen gives an Ultimate Frisbee tournament his all. Shen enjoys playing Ultimate due to the competitive and cooperative atmosphere; he is also interested in pursuing a club team in college.

“At games and tournaments, there’s always an atmosphere of competitiveness as well as a community and mutual respect among players. All of us love getting outside to run and throw the disc and meeting new people and games and tournaments.” -junior Daniel Shen

Photo courtesy of Daniel Shen
Senior Michael Krause passes the frisbee to a teammate during an Ultimate Frisbee game. The team practices twice a week during its fall season and three to four times a week during its spring season in preparation for weekly games, weekend tournaments and the Virginia State Ultimate Tournament in the spring.

Although [Ultimate Frisbee] can be put on a college application, just like any other sport, people play ultimate because they genuinely enjoy the sport.” -senior Ik Ogbonna

Photo courtesy of Daniel Shen
Coach Jared Seyler, a Design and Technology teacher at Jefferson who has been coaching the team for three years, stops to discuss with students.