Led by Head Coach Ryo Kawaoka and captaining trio Lucas Dallmann, Greg Cohen, and Beau Kittredge, the San Francisco FlameThrowers are expected to make a big splash in the West. All three of this year’s FlameThrowers captains have competed together as teammates in the past, most recently on Revolver in 2016.  Dallmann served as one

Silicon Valley Business Journal, April 10, 2014 – Cisco Systems No. 2 executive Rob Lloyd grew up in Canada and is a lifelong fan of hockey and the Montreal Canadians.

Ultimate Goes Pro in Silicon Valley

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 by

Silicon Valley Business Journal, February 26, 2014 — Professional Ultimate Frisbee will hit San Jose this year in true Silicon Valley style — with a league owned by Cisco Systems’ No. 2 executive and a team backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

“A huge percentage of ultimate players work in high tech,” said Peter Nieh, the Lightspeed partner behind the VC firm’s sponsorship of the new San Jose Spiders team of the American Ultimate Disc League.

Ultiworld, January 6, 2014 – It was hard to imagine a year ago that 2013 might eclipse 2012 as a year of growth for ultimate. 2012 hosted the first-ever “professional” ultimate game, referees were suddenly a part of some high-level games, and ultimate was growing faster than ever.

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International Ultimate by the Numbers

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 by

Get Horizontal, December 4, 2013 – Check out this very cool infographic featuring disc related sports around the world. Created by the World Flying Disc Federation, published in the fall edition of the USA Ultimate magazine.

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Ultimate Frisbee Goes Pro

Monday, 07 October 2013 by

Time Magazine, Oct. 7, 2013 – Disc warriors fling hippie past as they launch a professional league and cross over into SportsCenter. You may remember Ultimate Frisbee — a team game that combines elements of soccer and football with a Frisbee — from your college days. Grad students hogging the quad, treating an intramural game like it was the World Cup. But Ultimate players may soon show up on ESPN, where they might finally attain status as genuine athletes, not a bunch of toked-up hippies tossing saucers.

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