Of course, the tournament lived up to its name here in Washing-ton. It absolutely poured . . . for all six hours of the tournament. After the first game, I was completely soaked, and by the second, water was literally running down my face! It was crazy. Thank goodness I brought a change of clothes! :0)
Yeah, as you can see, I got pretty wet/muddy. There was a competition for the muddiest player, believe it or not, but I eventually decided I would rather change into my dry clothes than try to win the contest. :0)
There were a total of 12 teams. My team (team green, see my bandana) was pretty decent, though we had a couple of smaller kids on the team. We won our first two games 6-1 and 6-4, but then we lost to the yellow team (Valerie's team) 7-2, nocking us out of the competition (it became a common joke among my friends that I was beat by my sister). ;0) I took some comfort in the fact that the only team to beat mine was the team that eventually took second place. Yes, Valerie (who, FTR, I barely convinced to play) ended up playing in the championship game! Way to go, sis! As she said after it was all over, "Well, I made you proud!"
To which I responded, "Or jealous." ;0)
The following pics are from our first game against team brown (our 6-1 win!)
It got pretty intense sometimes!
The white-shirted dude is a good friend from church. Though he would probably beg to differ, it looks like I just batted down a pass intended for him in this pic. He done got nothin' on me! (quite a bit of smack was exchanged during the course of the game, of course) ;0)
Being tall is awesome
And here's some pics of Valerie (you can tell that it was really pouring during this game!)
She did really good!
Though this would definitely be considered a short pass, hey, Valerie was accurate! (well, hopefully)
In this picture is what we call "floaters": where the Frisbee gets some air and about five or six players gather under it, waiting for it to come down. As you can guess, I love floaters (due to being 6'5"). ;0)
We were so wet!
As with trap shooting from last year, I have really gotten into Ultimate Frisbee! It is officially my new hobby. ;0) It is really fun having a constructive avenue for my competitive spirit to roam free. I have been playing pretty consistently the last few months and plan to continue as time permits. It is going to be hard waiting for the next tournament! ;0)
P.S. Make sure to set your clocks back tonight! Goodnight!