By Nolan Sheow
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a frisbee? Soaring through the sky at high speeds, the spinning disc glides into the hands of LC’s frisbee team.
Although unknown to many, La Cañada’s frisbee club is no joke. The team went 10-1 this past season. Their only loss was to South Pasadena, the number one team in Southern California, but the frisbee team stayed strong and finished 1-1 against their rival.
Practicing everything from trick shots to Hail Mary’s every Friday at Hahamongna Park, the team is ready for anything the game can throw at them.
The team is led by senior team captains and frisbee enthusiasts Rudra Menon and Mike Palmer. Rudra founded the club in the summer of 2014, and the team has been running ever since.
“Ultimate Frisbee is a sport where winning isn’t everything,” said captain Mike Palmer, “It’s all about the spirit of the game.”
The team currently consists of 25 players. Most of the team are seniors, including Titan Burl, John Solis, Mark Gannon, Victor Pauken, Marco Rabottini, Alex Smith, Bryan Soto, Alex St. Hippolyte, Ali Sahimi, Chris Walch, Peter Ferguson, Blake Cornell, Ryan Breneman, Mehran Rahman, and Suren Krikorian.
Hudson Harbolt, one of the two freshman currently on the team, said, “I really like how it’s a little more laid back than most sports, but stays competitive and fun at the same time.”
With a team of only two freshman, the two captains are on the hunt for new recruits.
“We are hoping to find more underclassmen to take our place” said Rudra, hoping that the strong tradition of flying disks won’t hit the floor.
The team is not official; it is a club that organizes games with the frisbee clubs at other schools. If you’re interested in joining the club, you can contact anyone on the team.
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