A Team to Notice
April 2014

“A Team to Notice,” New Era, Apr. 2014, 44

A Team to Notice

boys playing Frisbee

Photograph courtesy of Quinn A.

Ultimate (also known as Ultimate Frisbee™) is a fast-paced sport that combines the running of soccer, the aerial passing of football, and the vertical leaps of basketball. The game is played by millions in the United States alone, with competitions held around the country.

However, don’t expect the number-one nationally ranked high school team to attend any competition held on Sunday.

Three years ago, Lone Peak High School in Utah started an Ultimate team. “Every single person on the team said we were not going to play on Sundays,” explains Quinn A., a recent graduate who’s played on the team since the first year.

Skipping Sunday competitions (and there are a lot of them) hasn’t limited the team’s success. Not only are they ranked number one, but they’re also respected throughout the sport. For example, at a major national Ultimate competition—the Chicago Invite—judges allowed Lone Peak Ultimate to play all their games on Saturday even though the event took place on Saturday and Sunday.

They also have a reputation for being one of the friendliest teams around no matter where they go. “We always come out with friends,” Quinn says. “Every single game.”

Quinn is now helping to coach the team while he prepares to serve a full-time mission.

Photographs courtesy of Quinn A.