Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Wins D-III Nationals

Wasabi, Colorado College’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, won D-III Nationals for the first time in CC history. 

Wasabi was undefeated all weekend and ultimately beat Middlebury College 15-11 to take home the national title.

“I have had the honor of captaining Wasabi for the last two years and winning this title to cap off my senior year is a testament not only to the work everyone on the team has put in, but also to the culture the team has cultivated,” says team captain Lincoln Grench ’23. “There was a moment after our semifinal victory against the University of Richmond where we all sat in a circle and talked about what the moment meant for us and what the team meant to us. Each person went around and expressed their love for the team and the main takeaway I got from that circle was that no matter the result, we were all just happy to have created these relationships with one another. Being able to create a team mindset and team goals where having a great team culture is as high a priority, if not higher, as winning is a difficult task but our team was up for it, and I believe that is a huge reason for why we were able to win the championship.

“Wasabi played like the best team at this tournament because, frankly, they were,” a writer for Ulti World wrote. “Their perfect blend of star power, depth, adaptability, and athleticism was a recipe for national success.”

“The win means so much to me and I'm so proud of my teammates for all they accomplished during this season,” says Grench. “But what means more to me are the relationships I was able to build with my teammates and coaches throughout this season and the three prior seasons.”

The D-III National College Championships took place May 20-22 in Obetz, Ohio.

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