Big Plans for Fall 2012

The 2011-2012 academic school year may be over, but nothing slows down for Bellarmine’s ultimate frisbee team’s brass as it looks forward to the Fall 2012 semester.

After competing in its first-ever tournaments in 2011, the Knights are looking to build upon that next fall.  In addition to officially registering with USA Ultimate, the team hopes to compete in more tournaments in the fall, while also possibly bringing nearby teams such as Louisville and Northern Kentucky to Bellarmine to compete in friendly matches.

But the team’s biggest plan for the fall is the hosting of its own tournament.  After traveling around Kentucky and Indiana, the Knights are hoping to bring teams from the Kentucky and Indiana areas in to Louisville.

Hosting a tournament is not an easy task, which is why the team is going to have members working on organization and planning throughout the summer, contacting teams, reserving fields, working with area hotels, among other tasks that need to be completed.  A successful hosting of a tournament will not only spread Bellarmine’s name in the frisbee community, but also brings forth the potential hosting of future tournaments, so a lot is riding on the success of this fall’s tournament.

2011-2012 Year in Review

As the 2011-2012 academic year comes to a close, we’ll take a look back at the year that was for Bellarmine’s ultimate frisbee team.

The year started off with the team making a name for itself in the frisbee world by winning the Five Ultimate sponsorship contest with the video that can be seen here

Although the team has been around since 2009, 2011-2012 marked the first time the team competed in a tournament.  In October, the team traveled to Richmond, KY and Bowling Green, KY for separate tournaments.   During the spring, the team competed in tournaments in Evansville, IN, and Richmond, IN. Photo albums for the tournaments can be found under the Photos tab on the home page.

In addition to tournaments, the team has had several team-building activities.  The team went on a camping trip in February and made several trips to watch Kentucky’s own professional frisbee team, the Bluegrass Revolution, compete in the first season of the AUDL.  Members of Bellarmine’s team have also joined the Louisville Ultimate Frisbee Association Spring League, a city-wide frisbee league.

Road Trip to Lexington, Revolution move to 3-0

Bellarmine’s frisbee team may have missed Saturday’s hail storm for the decade in Louisville, but they did get to see Kentucky’s own Bluegrass Revolution defeat the Columbus Cranes by a 12-8 count in a game cut short due to weather to remain undefeated in the inaugural season of the AUDL.

Several members of Bellarmine’s team traveled to Lexington despite the bad weather and despite it being the last weekend before finals.  For the handful that went, it was a valuable learning experience as they had the opportunity to watch some of the state’s best frisbee players compete in person.  Fast-paced yet smooth, crisp, and composed, the Revolution and Cranes showed how frisbee is “supposed” to be played, and gave Bellarmine’s team an idea of how they can improve.

The Revolution are one of two undefeated teams left in the AUDL.  Their next game is against the Detroit Mechanix in the Pontiac Silver Dome on May 12.  They return to Lexington May 20 to take on the Indianapolis Alley Cats.

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AUDL Season Begins; Bluegrass Revolution 2-0

With the start of the inaugural AUDL season, ultimate frisbee has entered into the scene of professional sports.

The American Ultimate Disc League is a professional ultimate frisbee league that just began play April 14, 2012.  It features eight teams, including Kentucky’s own Bluegrass Revolution.

The Revolution, based in Lexington, KY, features some of the best players from the state of Kentucky and the region.  The team has opened the season 2-0, winning its home opener against the Detroit Mechanix in comeback fashion 19-17 before going on the road and defeating the Indianapolis Alley Cats and YouTube frisbee sensation Brodie Smith by a 20-18 count.

The Revolution look to stay undefeated Saturday as the Columbus Cranes come to town.  The game will start at 7 pm at Henry Clay High School Jack Bell Stadium.

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Intramural Champs!

The frisbee team was asked last minute to throw together a group for Bellarmine’s intramural ultimate frisbee tournament.  The team wound up winning the tournament in convincing fashion.

Pictures are up!

Pictures are now up from the team’s most recent tournaments, The Ides of March Tournament and Flava Fest 2012.



Team Places Sixth in First Tourney of 2012

Bellarmine’s ultimate frisbee team competed in its first tournament of 2012 this past weekend, placing sixth out of eight teams at the Ides of March Tournament hosted by the University of Southern Indiana.

The tournament featured quality competition from around the region including Ball State, Western Kentucky, and Rose-Hulman as well as a team from Wisconsin, providing Bellarmine with a tough early season test.

“We got put in a tough pool, but I think it was a great experience for us,” said William Waun.  “Going against competition like that early on shows us where we stand right now and where we need to get to.”

Bellarmine played six games over the course of the weekend, finishing 2-4.  Despite the record, it was not all bad for the Knights.  They mounted a furious comeback against an experienced alumni team, rallied from a 7-3 to deficit against the team from Wisconsin, and beat Indiana State twice.

“We didn’t play our best all the way through games, we had a tendency to start out slow and it took a while to adjust,” said Jamie Marsh.  “But even when we were down, we showed a lot of heart, and that really helped us show the teams we played against that we do have a good thing going here and we’re only going to get better.”

The Knights had competed in two tournaments during the fall, but have been limited to practicing twice a week this semester as they waited for the weather to clear up and tournaments to get going.

“We’ve been out going hard every Friday and Sunday trying to get better,” said Joe Dininger.  “We’ve all seen a lot of improvement from everyone just from where we were in January.  And now having finally gotten to see where we rank against other teams, we know we just have to keep on working and getting better as individuals and as a team.”

Next up is a tournament in Richmond, IN this Saturday and Sunday.  The team is also working on setting up a home game against the University of Louisville for later this spring.