Living Life at 11

Knee surgery – Part 1

As mentioned a few weeks agomy knee has not been in the best of conditions and that some surgical operations would be required in order to make it more stable. I thought I would provide a few updates so that those of you that are may experience the same issues know what to expect. I’m also writing this out as for those interested in the medical fields. Last November I side stepped aggressively and reached back to grab a disc.

Posted

#Commentary #Interesting

Credit where credit is due

There’s been plenty of gnashing of teeth this week from Ontario teams about the reallocation of C4UC bids. Ultimate Canada has since posted a statement of apologythat provides a few details as to why the situation occurred. Even the most cynical amongst us need to give credit to Ultimate Canada. UC could have ignored this issue and let it die down but instead they have responded with an apology in a relatively short time period.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate

How many bids exactly?

There is controversy brewingbetween Ultimate Canada and Ontario with regards to C4UC. This past weekend OUC was held with the tournament format arranged to send 8 teams to Nationals. This was based upon the websitewhich at the time indicated 8 bids for Ontario. Following the tournament the bids were reallocated with Ontario now receiving 7 bids. This has ignited criticism from Ultimate Canada members in Ontario for a few reasons with the primary one being that bids for the regions should have been determined prior to regionals.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Cuc #Mixed #Ouc #Tournaments

2017 OUC 4v4 – Results

Yesterday the OUC 4v4swrapped up with 18 teams competing for 8 bids to National Championships. The results (with initial seed) are as follows: Tune Squad (4) Crazy Cat Ladies (5) Tetraphobia (2) Last Call (3) Swift (6) Waitlisted (1) Quality Control (10) Oasis (9) Max Power (8) Force (11) You can watch some of the live stream on our Videos page on Facebook. National Championshipsare less than one month away, March 18-19, at Louis Riel Dome in Ottawa.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Cuc #Ouc #Tournaments

OUC 4v4

Coming up later today and on Sunday morning shall be a live stream of the Ontario Ultimate Championships from Varsity Stadium in Toronto. Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date with the stream as well as events. Go to IAmUltimate on Facebook.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Ouc #Tournaments

Not So Ultimate

The last few years have been tough. My work life has consisted of founding/co-founding startups or being an executive at more established companies. This has left little time for Ultimate and as a result my fitness and readiness to play at a high level has taken a hit. In November I suffered a serious setback when I reached back for a disc and had my knee buckle. Unlike 8 years ago, when I partially tore my ACL, I was unable to walk/hobble/put any pressure on my left leg for several days.

Posted

#Uncategorized

CUC Mixed 2016 – Recap

Why is it that you play Ultimate? Do you play because of your friends/teammates? Love of the game? Or for money and adulation? Why do we push ourselves to play year after year despite recurring injuries, the financial strain of training and travel, and the horrific weather conditions that send players in more popular sports scurrying for shelter. What are we chasing? What are we addicted to?

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Cuc #Mixed

2016 Not-ionals – Results

On Sunday the 2016 Not-ionalswrapped up after two grueling days of play at the Barrie Sports Complex. Ontario opted to send 6 teams despite having 10 bids while the other regions opted not to send any teams. The result was an excellent opportunity for Ontario to capture strength bids for next year’s Not-ionals. The final standings are: Quick & Dirty/Trail Mix (ON) Force (ON) Thunder (ON) Raft (ON) Zen (ON) MMV (ON) Congratulations to Quick & Dirty aka Trail Mix on their performance and their first Not-ionals win.

Posted

#Uncategorized

CUC Mixed 2016 – Quarters and Semis

On Sunday the 3rd place game followed by the gold medal game shall be played at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. The journey to this point has not been easy with hot weather, hecklers, and late nights. But I have persevered through all of this to bring you this recap of the top teams at CUC Mixed 2016. If you want to read up on my predictions for Saturday you may do so here or you may read onwards for the results.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Cuc #Mixed

CUC 2016 Mixed – Now I can guess

Day 2 and the pre-quarters have concluded setting up 8 teams for the quarterfinals and an intense day of Ultimate. The weather has been hot and humid but, fortunately, without any rain. Also fortunate is that the seeds have shaken out and I can now boldly say that: 3 of the teams in the quarterfinals shall medal. Read on to find out which ones.

Posted

#Canadian-Ultimate #Cuc #Mixed