What we love about ultimate is not the winning. Winning, in the words of Bowen, is merely a celebration of the hours of blood, sweat, and tears that we put in with our teams. The bonds we form with our teammates is what makes the game — and all sport — special. The friendships many make playing ultimate are some of the deepest in their lives.
A sideline is a living, breathing organism that needs to be stoked and fed.
I hope that we can elevate the level of coverage and respect for women’s ultimate so that young women can dream of being the greatest in the women’s game and be held in the same regard as the best in the men’s.
After another remarkable year in ultimate, we now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows in our annual superlatives list. 2013 was Ultiworld’s first full year as a publication, so we are especially excited to look back on the biggest and best moments.
Central Florida’s John Best caught this huge score with a well-timed layout in the quarterfinals of CCC against Tulane. Presented by Spin Ultimate.
The Top 10 Plays from the 2013 National Championships!
So can we all agree to gently nudge our future, hypothetical children towards ultimate now?
Yes we can!
As someone who was still a very shy, not confident (at all) child when I started playing, this is perfectly spot on.
4 years later, I AM a tiger!