Ultimate Frisbee Club welcomes incoming freshmen

Club teaches fundamentals to freshmen; runs round robin tournament in afternoon

FIRST-YEAR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ULTIMATE FRISBEE NRB EVENT PRACTICE their throws of the disc. The participants worked with members of RPI TRUDGE, the on-campus frisbee club.

Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond events were held on August 20, including ultimate frisbee at Upper Renwyck Field. In order to advance the interest of the sport and provide an opportunity for fitness and challenge amongst other RPI undergraduates, students tested their abilities through collaboration and sharpened their skills simultaneously, even the neophytes. In the morning, concentration was placed upon fundamental skills including throwing and catching, defense and coordination.

In the afternoon, students participated in a round robin tournament. I had the chance to chat with the president of the Frisbee Club, Charles Mehrota ’15, who furthered elaborated on the focus of this specific program. As RPI students graduate year by year, “it is essential,” he states, “to recruit incoming students interested in this unique sport.” Given RPI’s reputation (it is one of the oldest universities in the U.S. to offer this sport) and successful record in this sport, it is no surprise that ultimate frisbee “is one of the most sought-after events in NRB” and “one of the earliest to get full.”

If you are interested in information on or joining RPI TRUDGE, you can contact Mehrota via email mehroc@gmail.com or speak to him directly. According to their website at http://frisbee.union.rpi.edu/index.php, two competitive A and B teams compete in tournaments around the Capital region. They also “attend weekend tournaments throughout the Northeast to compete with other colleges such as Clarkson, Binghamton, Albany, Union, Ithaca, and Geneseo.”