The UC San Diego's Men's Ultimate program is considered one of the top programs in the country. This year the team is young, but they are returning a large number of players whose athletic ability is a step above the competition. As always, the A team continues its pursuit of a national title while the B team consistently takes down some big name A Teams from other schools. Anyone who loves frisbee, fun, competition, and camaraderie should give the infamous Air Squids a try.
The Air Squids put together a great effort this past year and could only be stopped by a worldwide pandemic. As the season progressed the more experienced players on the team became extremely reliable in their roles as the new guys began to fully develop their game sense. This deadly combination led to impressive performances against some of the nation's highest-ranked teams. Due to Coronavirus, the season was cut short before the Air Squids could show the world what they were all about at the national competition in May, however, it has left the team more ambitious and determined than ever.
The Sport of Ultimate
Ultimate combines elements of soccer, football and basketball in a fast-paced game, played with a frisbee, where everyone is a quarterback and everyone is a receiver.
Ultimate began in 1968 in Maplewood, New Jersey when a group of Columbia High School students first played on an asphalt parking lot at their high school. As those students graduated from high school, the game spread to the college level. The first intercollegiate Ultimate game occurred on Nov. 6, 1972, between Princeton and Rutgers, in New Brunswick, NJ. They played on the anniversary of the first ever intercollegiate football game, also played between those same two schools.
Today, the game is played competitively by over 25,000 UPA and WFDF amateur athletes in over 35 countries, as well as countless casual players. Ultimate is played by people from all walks of life. From high school students, to the still thriving college game, to the highly competitive club teams all over the world, to the many thousands of people who play in informal summer leagues, Ultimate is a game for everyone.
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NEWS AND RESULTS
This past weekend, the Air Squids A-team made the long journey up north to Santa Cruz to play in the annual Sean Ryan Memorial tournament, an unsanctioned 2-day preseason tournament hosted by UC Santa Cruz. This was the first tournament this year with the official A-team roster, and although the team was missing some key pieces, they left the tournament with a 5-1 record and an impressive 3rd place finish. Read More>>
This weekend, November 17-18, the University of California, San Diego Air Squids kicked off the 2018 - 2019 season by hosting the Kendra Fallon Memorial Tournament. For much of the team, this tournament was the first of the year, and as per tradition, the Air Squids split into three teams: T, U, and V. Read More>
As the Air Squids drove up to Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 2nd, they were met with dark, overcast clouds and light drizzling. Weather conditions were not ideal, but they were still very playable for Ultimate Frisbee. The team was fortunate enough to secure two tournament bids, and as a result the team was split evenly and each Read More>