Monday, May 25, 2009

Congrats Carleton and Will Neff!

Congratulations to Carleton on their national title with a 15 - 9 victory over Colorado. Another congratulations is due to Great Lakes member, Will Neff of Michigan for receiving the Callahan Award. Neff came through against Black Tide to lead Michigan to a quarter finals appearance against Colorado. Although Neff and Michigan gave the Mamabirds a run for their money, Colorado pulled through in the end. I took some video and here are a few samples that should give some insight... There will be a compiled highlight reel from Nats as soon as I get it all put together. Until then, I hope this satisfies your thirst for some ultimate footage

This briefly shows one of Colorado's styles of warming up their hands before a big game. Maybe they are onto something. They don't the Black Tide's style of "spray" that our very own Addison is so fond of, but this seems to work slightly more effectively. When watching these videos may I suggest following the video title link to Vimeo to be able to view the clips in HD. (Just a little sharper)

Pretty solid layout right here. Although the Texas guy had somewhat of a stumble, there is no way Wisconsin was going to let the disc get to him. Texas ended up winning the game though, 13 -12 over the Hodags.I hope you enjoyed these little clips and that they also get you pumped up. It's Memorial Day, but practice is still from 6-8. Watch some ultimate, get your blood flowing, then get ready for some solid scrimmaging tonight.

One more video for you from the Great Lakes region, and one from Texas. I could not decide which to upload, so I chose both. Although Illinois didn't manage to come out victorious (at all) this weekend, they managed to turn some heads. So again, watch these videos until you get an adrenaline rush then come to practice tonight and do the same.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

First Week of Practice

Enigma, great first week of practice. Consistent numbers are going to be clutch when it comes to developing this team. Nationals is this weekend, and I would highly recommend spectating if you get a chance. Another national competition being held in Columbus is a great opportunity for you to see how to throw that break mark just a little better, or maybe to get the edge on laying out or skying the competition.

The top 20 teams in the nation will be gathered here in Ohio, including Carleton (1), Colorado (2), Wisconsin (3), and Virginia (4). The Great Lakes are being represented by Illinois (8) and Michigan (9), being led by callahan candidate Will Neff. This weekend could lead to some excellent insight onto what Enigma needs to make a fall appearance in Sarasota, FL. These next 3 days of ultimate will be full of spectacular ultimate, followed by a fourth day to determine the next UPA national champion.

Whatever you do this weekend, get ready for the next week of practice with the premier Dayton club team, Enigma.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Practice & Tournaments

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the premier Dayton club team. We will be having open practices Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the remainder of this week and all of next week. Practices will be held from 6-8 at the lacrosse fields near Stewart and Brown St.

If you are interested in playing with Enigma, and you have not contacted us yet, come to practice or send us an e-mail. Josh Foor and Chris Powers will be the captains this season, following last year's captain and founder of Enigma, Addison Hoover.

Send us an e-mail to let us know your interested:

Josh Foor

Chris Powers

No Surf : 6/20 - 6/21
Scinny : 6/27 - 6/28
Hoosier Hoedown : 7/11 - 7/12
The Rock : 8/1 - 8/2
Sectionals TBA

I am pumped for this season, and I hope that if you are reading this you are equally as excited to tear up some ultimate