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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.

Callahan Award winner and multiple national champion Alex Nord joins the San Francisco FlameThrowers.

San Francisco, February 14, 2014 – The San Francisco FlameThrowers are pleased to announce that Alex Nord will play with the team for the 2014 season. Truly a player that needs no introduction, Alex won the Callahan Award as the top college player with CUT at Carleton, a team he also led to a national championship. He continued to transform the game in Seattle where he added three more titles with Sockeye.

Multiple national and 2009 World Games champion “Sammy C-K” joins the San Francisco FlameThrowers.

San Francisco, February 14, 2014 – Continuing their already strong recruiting for the 2014 inaugural season, The San Francisco FlameThrowers have added Sam Chatterton-Kirchmeier to their roster. Sammy grew up with a disc in his hand, playing in Seattle’s well-established youth scene from a young age. A mainstay wherever he’s played, he earned 3 national titles with Seattle Sockeye and a gold medal in Taiwan as a member of the 2009 US World Games team.

Eli Janin, Nick Slovan, and Zane Rankin join the San Francisco FlameThrowers.

San Francisco, February 13, 2014 –The San Francisco FlameThrowers are pleased to announce that Eli Janin, Nick Slovan, and Zane Rankin have signed with the team for the 2014 season. Eli and Nick won a championship with Blackbird in 2012, and Zane brings young leadership as captain of UC Berkeley UGMO.

Patrick Baylis, Lucas Dallmann, Eric Greenwood, Andrew Hagen, and Taylor Lahey join the San Francisco FlameThrowers’ lineup.

San Francisco, February 6, 2014—The San Francisco FlameThrowers are pleased to announce that Patrick Baylis, Lucas Dallmann, Eric Greenwood, Andrew Hagen, and Taylor Lahey have signed with the team for the 2014 season. All five currently play for Revolver, San Francisco’s leading men’s amateur club team, and have all played highly competitive Ultimate for many years with college, club, mixed, and pro teams.

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