About the Team

We are a competitive Thunderbird Sport Club (TSC) team that participates in the USA Ultimate Division I College Series. Our season runs from October to May with competition starting in late January. The goal for the season is to produce a strong team that can excel at the regional level and earn a place at the College Championships. We will be holding tryouts for the 2023-24 season in late September. For recruitment, general inquiries, and sponsorship or donation inquiries please contact us at mensultimate.sc@ubc.ca. Follow us @ubcmensultimate on Instagram or our Twitter @ubcmensultimate for more!

 

The best way to join our team is to come to tryouts! Tryouts are held in September and are open to all UBC students wishing to try out for this Men’s Ultimate team. Open practices will be held before tryouts start and these are a great and informal way to meet members of the team and brush up on your skills before tryouts start. There is a small tryout fee of $15. Closed tryouts are held after open tryouts and the roster is published in late November.

If you are a high school student who plays ultimate and considering UBC for your post-secondary education, feel free to contact the team via email or Instagram if you have any questions. You will be directed to an executive who can help you out. We’d love to hear from you!

2023 Results (USAU)

Final Result: 5th Place Northwest Region

Overall Record: 22-9

Highlights:

  • Northwest Challenge – 1st Place
  • Cascadia Sectionals – 1st Place
  • 2023 U24 Team Canada Selections: Kevin Tong, Justin Podnar, Yuchi Lin, Devon Bridgeland-Powel, Abeer Lamba, Filip Kragl

 

2022 Results (USAU)

Final Result: 5th place Northwest Region

Overall Record: 5-8

Highlights: 

  • 2022 U20 Team Canada Selections: Davis Toth, Wesley Wong

2019 Results (USAU)

Final Result: 8th Place, Northwest Region

Overall Record: 17-17

Highlights:

  • Santa Barbara Invite – 2nd Place

 

2018 Results (USAU)

Final Result: 5th Place, Northwest Region

Overall Record: 10-12

Highlights:

  • All-Region First Team – Hugh Knapp

 

2017 Results (USAU)

Final Result:13th Place, USAU College Nationals

Overall Record: 24-14

Highlights:

  • Second ever appearance at USAU College Nationals
  • Northwest Challenge – 1st Place
  • All-Region First Team – Hugh Knapp

 

2016 Results (USAU)

Final Result:5th Place, Northwest Region

Overall Record: 26-10

Highlights:

  • Santa Barbara Invite – 3rd Place
  • President’s Day Invite – 3rd Place
  • All-Region First Team – Peter Yu

 

Non-USAU Highlights 

  • Canadian Western Ultimate Championships – 1st Place (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 2019 Team Canada U24 Selections: Cole Keffer, Jonah Lee-Ash, Trevor McCann, Ty Barbieri, Vince Bulloch
  • 2018 Team Canada U24 Selections: Connor McFadyen, Hugh Knapp
  • 2016 Team Canada U23 Selections: Brayden Gee, Edward Guo, Fred Lam, Hugh Knapp, Nick Lin, Peter Yu
  • 2016 Team Canada U20 Selections: Josh Lam, Kyle Chan

The UBC Men’s Ultimate Team was first formed in 1996 as an AMS Club by Alex “Swigger” Rosenczweig, and quickly rose to be a top competitor. In the inaugural year, the team finished 7th in North America and beat the previous semifinalists from Nationals at Regionals, all while being the only team with two women, VY Chow and Tally Vertinsky.

The following year, the team finished 3rd in North America, and finished 7th in 1998. However, due to imbalances in the bid allocation system, UBC failed to qualify for Nationals each year, as the top two teams in the nation held onto the two bids allocated to the West. In 2005 and 2011, the team qualified for Nationals in the USAU College Series, seeded 7th and 5th respectively, and was one win away from qualifying in 2009, 2010, and 2015. In the 2017 season, UBC qualified again and ended in a tie for 13th place.

While competing in the USAU College Series, the team usually competes in 2-3 tournaments prior to the final playoff tournaments. In 2011, the team won the Santa Barbara Invite and President’s Day Invite, and came 2nd at Centex, despite having only 16 players. In addition, the team also competes in the Canadian University Ultimate Championships on a regular basis, having won it in 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2012. However, the high cost of travel across the country prevents the team from competing in CUUC when hosted in Eastern Canada.

In the late 1990’s, the team became a Varsity Club, but was disbanded in the early 2000’s. In the 2016 season, the competitive team split from the recreational club and is now an official Thunderbird Sports Club (TSC) under UBC Athletics and Recreation.

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The most up-to-date information on the team can be found on our Instagram (@ubcmensultimate) or Twitter (@ubcmensultimate).

Many updates on the college season can be found on Ultiworld.



UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Men's Ultimate
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


mensultimate.sc@ubc.ca

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