TSC October Competition Highlights

With October wrapping up, we’re highlighting our Sport Clubs performances all across the board. This month’s competitions took place on grass fields, dirt trails, and waters across North America! From small competitions, regional battles and National Championships – our ‘Birds saw a variety of competition and a lot of success. Here’s how our Sports Clubs did in the month of October!


UBC Sailing SC finishing third in the Gold Fleet amongst top Pacific schools.

Cascadia Cup – Seattle, WA | October 15-16

Sailing SC went to Cascadia Cup hosted by UW last weekend. They sent two teams, one completed in gold and the other in silver. The team competing in the gold fleet were quick placed 3rd. Their silver fleet team had a great opportunity to get to know the FJ and work on racing in larger fleets with variable winds.

CICSA Fleet Racing Nationals – Montreal, QC | October 29-30

The top 12 Canadian University Teams from across Canada competed in Montreal for the chance to be crowned national champions! Before the tournament, UBC was ranked 16th in the country due to their limited tournament appearances. Although some of the sailors haven’t practiced with each other, they sent their finest to compete with the Canada’s best. Light winds made racing on Saturday tricky. UBC sailors worked hard all day to climb up the leader board. Both A and B fleet had top 3 finishes on Saturday. Sunday saw light winds and no races. As a result of the Saturday races, the team placed 5th – the best of any western team at the tournament. Congratulations, sailors!


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Men’s Ultimate

Canadian Western University Ultimate Championships – Burnaby, BC | October 1st

This was the annual qualifying tournament for Canadian University Ultimate Championships. This year, BC was only granted one bid to the tournament, so the Thunderbirds had to fight for that bid against UVic and UBC B. UBC was able to take down UVic 129 in the first game, with a dominant performance from their defensive line. UBC then took down the UBC B Team in a blowout gameand finally won in double game point against the UBC Alumni teamThus, the Thunderbirds were able to take the bid granted to BC, and qualified for the Canadian University Ultimate Championships, taking place from October 1516 in Brampton, Ontario.

Canadian University National Championships – Brampton, ON | October 15-16

Coming off a Western Canadian Championship sweep, UBC Men’s Ultimate looked to continue their momentum into Nationals. With only 4 practices together under their belt, this team came together and battled against Canada’s best to see how they stacked up against the competition. Ultimately, the team came 5th after a solid effort. The team is now focused on preparing the American circuit in the coming new year, with a lot of athletes also looking to sharpen their skills for U24 Team Canada Tryouts. Read more about it here.


Quidditch Canada Western Divisionals – Vancouver, BC | October 23

UBC Quidditch SC is so thrilled to officially be the best university team in Western Canada (West of Ontario)! They came third overall in the Western Canadian Divisionals with Vancouver Vanguard and the Alberta Clippers taking 1st and 2nd respectively. They are very excited to go up against the best teams from all of Canada in Edmonton on December 3rd and 4th at the Quidditch Canada National Championships. A couple highlights:
  • This was the first tournament for rookies Drew, Ali, Cassidy, Alicia, and Isaac.
  • There were some hat tricks and huge scores from Drew (80 points), Mike (60 points), Naomi (50 points) and Wesley (40 points).


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Cycling saw a lot of success as they entered the Cyclocross (CX) season. Riders Helena Sverak and Bridget Meyboom showed out and put up podium finishes at every CX race this season!

Coquitlam CX Circuit – Coquitlam, BC | October 1st
Riders from UBC Cycling attended the Cyclocross Circuit hosted by Thrasher Bike Club,  on Saturday, October 1st – their second cyclocross event of the season! Following up on some success from the Vanier CX, riders built off on their momentum to show up and show out! Kolby Mullen took 2nd place in the Men’s Intermediate race, improving on his 3rd place finish from the Vanier CX. Helena Sverak dominated once again, adding another 1st place finish to her accolades – this time in the Women’s Intermediate race. Bridget Meyboom took 2nd in the Women’s Intermediate race, earning her first silver of the Cyclocross circuit!


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Physiomoves JunkYard Cross CX – Surrey, BC | October 23

Cycling SC raced SORCE Bike Club’s Junkyard CX race this Sunday, worked really hard and had a ton of fun. They came away with Helena Sverak and Bridget Meyboom taking 1st and 3rd in the Women’s Intermediate race, and Cole gar-Aouy coming 4th in the Men’s Elite race.

Helena Svevrak and Bridget Meyboom bring home their 3rd podium finishes of the CX season.

Pumpkin Cross – Maple Ridge, BC | October 30

This Sunday, October 30th, the Birds were out in Maple Ridge for Pumpkin Cross – an annual cyclocross race with a Halloween theme! It was during a torrential downpour but spirits were high and all six racers had a ton of fun riding through knee-high puddles and mud pits. It was Hannah Fennell’s first race as a Thunderbird, and she made her debut in the Women’s Elite race dressed in a bright pink 80s costume. Kolby Mullen made his debut at the Elite level as well. Bridget Meyboom brought home a silver medal (or in this case, a second place cookie medal) dressed as a penguin.

Riders Hannah Fennell and Kolby Mullen post-race after their Elite Division debuts.

Bridget Meyboom celebrating her 2nd Place finish dressed as a penguin!

Great Trek Highlights

Great Trek – Vancouver, BC | October 22

Formerly known as the Fall Classic, the Great Trek is put on by UBC in partnership with RUNVAN® as their fourth and final event of the year. This year, athletes all across the TSC-Sphere ran different races at the Great Trek. Athletes from Alpine Skiing SC, Nordic Skiing SC, Men’s and Women’s Tennis SC, and our Triathlon Sport Club competed on race day and crushed some PB’s! 4 athletes ran Hat-Trick and more got on the podium in the 10km and 5 km races. Check out the blog here for results from the race.


The birds battled through monsoon-like rain on their late Saturday night game in Coquitlam. After a slow start going down 6-1, the birds bounced back and made it 6-5. Although short on numbers, the team put up a good fight against the reigning provincial champions of the CWFLL in an 11-5 loss. Unfortunately for Nicolaas Fernandes’s highlight real, his glorious shovel-shot goal while turning away from the net was not recorded. Although, the attendees of the game can testify to how nice of a goal it was. On another note, Cameron Bailey did an excellent job stepping up on long-pole defense to alleviate the absence of other defensive players.

Our Lacrosse SC has been competing in the Canada West Field Lacrosse League (CWFLL). The boys posted a 0-3 record in the month of October, contributing to an overall record of 1-3. They hope to come back positive in the month of November. With a game scheduled against cross-town university rivals, SFU on November 11th, they hope to make a statement then!

Table Tennis

2022 ITTF World Team Championships – Chengdu, China | September 30 – October 9

Table Tennis Club Lead, Ivy Liao, represented Canada at the 2022 ITTF World Team Championships in China. Playing in all matches in her group, Ivy held her own amongst the world’s finest table tennis players. Check out her highlights in her match against China’s Chen Meng below.


That’s all for now! Stay tuned with us on Instagram @ubctsc for when we release October’s Athlete of the Month and to keep up with what’s going on in the TSC world.