The 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships are happening right now in Ohio, so we’ve asked a few bears and ex-bears who are going some quick questions about frisbee and the WUCC.
Next up we have Kristofer Kerswell, who is playing for SMOG in the Mixed division.
1)How long have you been playing frisbee, and how did you start?
Started October 2011 as a fresher at Warwick. It seemed a welcoming and friendly club at sports fair and I became hooked after trying a taster session.
2)What’s your preferred role on the team(defence/offence, handler/cutter)?
I like many different roles! I enjoy defence as it’s very satisfying to create a turnover and score a break. You can also challenge yourself with who you mark and try to win that matchup. But I also really enjoy offence; running long and scoring, and also throwing the assist.
3)What’s your favourite frisbee experience?
I have a few of these:
My first Windoors was great seeing the talent and the history of Bears.
5th place at nationals in the final year was a good but emotional send off from uni, and I also enjoyed playing 2014 worlds with EMO in Lecco Italy.
4)What advice would you give to someone aiming to play at Worlds in the future?
Stick at it! Some players will leave uni with a good foundation of skills but still need to build with their local clubs. Go out and throw, even if it is by yourself in a field!
5)Are there any teams in particular that people should be on the lookout for this tournament?
SMOG (not biased ). I’d say GRUT in the mixed division. Young and unorthodox.
Colombia’s revelution in the women’s should challenge the Americans.
Clapham in the men’s contain many ex Bears and will be looking for a podium questions.
You can find a schedule of all of the games this week here, along with links to watch them live!