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Fall Ultimate co-op created with Washburn

Rita Li
CATCH. Senior McKinley Garner lunges to catch the frisbee. The game was one from the 2023 spring season.

Ultimate Frisbee has joined Washburn HS for co-op fall play. Ultimate Frisbee has been a long-standing spring club sport on campus, but this year they wanted an opportunity for more games.

Originally, the players planned to join with Great River but that fell through because of a miscommunication between the Great River coaches.

Captains then posted through a Facebook group in search of teams that need more players and Washburn responded.

The fall team has games every Saturday either at Lake Nokomis Park or West Minnehaha Rec Center, and practices together 2-3 times a week.

Veteran players from the spring team Theo Bonin, Henry Hilton, Theo Zimmerman, McKinley Garner, and Declan Monahan are the Spartans playing in the co-op.

For the ultimate team in the spring, there are a number of players who are just starting with the sport; consequently there is a wide range of skill.

“I’d say everyone on this [fall] team has a lot of experience,” Zimmerman said. “It allows everyone to … try out a lot of new strategies.”

I’d say everyone on this team has a lot of experience.

— Theo Zimmerman

As of Oct. 12 the team has played against Hopkins, Minneapolis South, Great River, and White Bear Lake. They are undefeated with close games against Hopkins and White Bear Lake and celebrated blowout wins against Minneapolis South and Great River.

“We’ve been super welcomed and … playing really well together,” Monahan said.

“Everyone on the team is super nice,” Bonin said.

The SPA and Washburn styles of play have come together to create winning strategies, and friendships.

“It feels like we’re all one team, which is what you want,” Zimmerman said.

The partnership both on the scoreboard and in personal player relationships has been an ultimate success.

The team’s next game will be Oct. 28 against Apple Valley at Lake Nakomis Park Field B.

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