Check out this fun, competitive club on campus.
By Ryan Walker, Staff Writer
At Huntington University, there are many athletic teams, intramurals, clubs and much more to do as a student on campus. But one of the more unique organizations that started up in 2018 stands out a little more from the others. The Ultimate Frisbee Club at HU has seen serious growth and interest among students here, despite starting just a few years ago by Nick Kight, who works in admissions.
Ultimate frisbee is a game that has similarities to football, but with a frisbee, of course. A fast-paced, constant running game to get open for a throw or to defend one will keep you on your feet for the entire match and involved in every facet of the game. Jesse Grim, a Junior captain on the club team, says that the game involves a community of about 15-20 members that participate at their weekly practices and adds to the community of the team.
“It’s not as intensive as other sports like Huntington baseball or basketball,” Grim said. “We’re still considered a club, so we only practice two times a week for two hours each time. So it’s not, like, a super intense time-consuming club.”
To make the club more exciting, tournaments are held on the weekends to play neighboring schools, specifically in the Crossroads League, who host their own tournaments. Places like Indiana Wesleyan, Taylor, Grace, Goshen and many more compete in these matches, creating a great competitive atmosphere of which students can be a part. The tournaments vary, but a typical competition could have up to five games in a day. Teams will play for the day and ultimately have a champion.
How can you get involved? Contacting some of the players on the team would be a great start. The club can add anyone on their roster at any time, and the commitment is entirely up to you. Members of the team will occasionally wear uniforms that say “Timber” on them with a nice design of Forester green and white.
Members of the team that you can contact are Jesse Grim, Brock Perry, Rose Thomas and Nick Childs. Look out for posters around campus for details.