Hey all! It’s been a while since I posted anything team related what with player spotlights going up every week, but Wreck has been killing it at back-to-back tournaments, and I want to give y’all a two for one update!
February 4-5: Queen City Tune Up (Charlotte, NC)
Perhaps you didn’t know, but Wreck has a giant roster. We took 30+ people to QCTU and we all gave it all we had–even though some of us didn’t get a lot of playing time. On Saturday, the team went 3-1 losing only to the 2nd seed: Virginia. We saw a lot of strong, and talented women out there, including our long-lost and much-beloved former-captain JULIA TING! Unfortunately, Saturday also saw us take a few major Ls in terms of injuries that will carry through the season, but Wreck’s heart didn’t let that get us down. On Sunday we came out and played some fire ultimate, losing to Tufts (who would end up winning the tournament), winning against North Carolina, and then wrapping up the day with a loss against Virginia to put us at 6th place. That means that we BROKE SEED at this very competitive tournament! It was lovely to see Wreck’s spirit in action at our first tournament of the season, and also great to get on the field and play some spicy ultimate against some of the best frisbee ladies in the nation!
Oh hai Julia!
February 11-12: Luminous (Atlanta, GA)
Luminous was a great learning tournament for Wreck. Remember how not everyone played at QCTU? Well those people played at Luminous while our QCTU stars supported them! This meant that the team got a lot of experience playing in positions they might not usually play, and playing with people they don’t usually get the opportunity to! The first day of the tournament, Wreck finished 3rd in our pool, so we played UTC for the 9th place quarters. On Sunday, we brought back the heat for our game against Emory and then finally the 11th place game against Mississippi. It was awesome having players come off injuries and show us what they had (yay Kelsey and Madeleyne!), and having our rookies and even our returners getting lots of touches and lots of experience. Woohoo!
Name: Aimee Gerold (aka Aimster, Aims)
Superpower: Cute Type Moves like Assist, Fake Out, or
Often Found: Skipping Around Joyfully
Signature Move: Nonchalant Hair Flip
Aimee is a little ball of energy; catch her sipping
peppermint mochas, making oreo balls, or chasing down discs.
Aimee is dedicated to improvement, and you'll find her in
the gym or throwing all the time, in addition to work and
her Biomedical Engineering classes. Her energy also helps
the team on the field, where she's always going deep for
huge gains, shutting down her girl on defense, or just
lifting everyone's spirit with her bubbly personality.
Name: Julia Ting (Joolz, JT, Jtizzle, Yung Joolz, Wild Ting,
Ting Ting, Tingja, Lil Ting/T)
Superpower: Super Smiling Bouncy Feel Good Bubblies
Often Found: Sippin Matcha Green Tea Lattes
Not-So-Secret Talent: Dad Jokes
Occupation: Masters Student née Googler
Dominance: Yes. But also Lefty.
Julia almost left us. Almost. A lot can be said about her
beautiful throws and beautiful self, but you can also
check out her sweet Callahan Nom video in our videos tab.
On the field, Julia is energetic and unstoppable, and brings
a smile and a fresh rush of excitement to Wreck. Off the
field, Julia warms our hearts with her relatability, love
of food, and kickass women-in-STEM successfulness. Catch her
dancing, eating, or writing.
Name: Allison Wong (aka Alli)
Superpower: Dancing Better Than You
Sucker For: A Good Underdog Story
Signature Move: Flailing Limbs
Unique Talent: Banana Opening
Alli is the one doing cool things, obvi.
Say hi to Ms. Alli Wong, a handler from the far North that
brings a lot of experience and style to Wreck. From stunning
fakes to getting super low, Alli is a beauty to watch. Off
the field, Alli lights up our life with crazy food eating
skills, manages to be involved in everything and then some,
and is rocking the socks off the BME world. Teammates agree
that Alli is an inspiration, both for her impressive frisbee
prowess, and the fact that she's got her life so in order.
Name: Pamela Shwayri (aka Pam)
Position: Cutler (Hatter? Hutter? Candler?)
Celebrity Twin: Olaf
Superpower: Transmits Information on the Field via
Major: Industrial Engineering
Everyone say hi to Pam. Like her twinsie Olaf, you can
find Pam making everyone's day brighter. Her lexicon is
75% references to a Disney movie, HIMYM, Friends, asdf,
etc... and 25% super complicated engineering stuff. On
the field, Ms. Shwayri does it all; she cuts and handles
like a boss. Pam is leaving us in the spring, and we're
sad, but proud of her. Love you Pam!
Name: Megan Ramsey (aka Ramsey, Ram, Mary Poppins)
Superpower: Taking Care of Everyone
Often Found: Yelling "UP!"
Memorable Quote: "If you're white, put on sunscreen!"
Signature Move: Taking a deep breath with Frisbee
Meet Megan Ramsey, the most graceful and vocal player on
Wreck. You'll always see her stepping around her defender
and communicating to her cutters with graceful fakes that
honestly look like they were choreographed by Balanchine.
Ramsey is easy to identify because you can always hear her
helping out by yelling "up" and helping out us youngsters
on the sideline. We're so incredibly proud of Megan who
graduated in the Fall of 2016 with a degree in Industrial
and Systems Engineering. She plans to continue playing
ultimate in the Metro Atlanta area. Way to go girl!!!
My ancestor Alexander the Great would be proud of Wreck’s victory in Athens.
Alexander, as well as the rest of the crew Genghis, DJ Khaled, and Charlemagne, can confirm that the key to winning every battle is a huge energetic sideline, and watching the disc all the way into your hands.
Highlights from the tournament are too many to list, but a few are
- the one point where Ollie, Taylor and Jenny laid out in succession
- a full rookie (+1) lineup breaking against Georgia
- Emma caught a disc in the end-zone and didn’t look confused
- Maria laid out for that trash dishy I tossed her (thank you)
- Sam’s fire on the field and on the twitter
- LJ trashing every defender they put on her
- Those beer glasses they gave us for winning
- Every one of Ashley’s throws (glad to have her back!)
- Andy’s jersey #Wreckresent
- All the amazing women we played with and played against are a highlight! Love you all so much ♥
So yeah! We add another spikeball set to the empire and wrap up our fall tournaments with a KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOOM!
Taylor was doing the wrong thing in literally every picture. Good job Taylor.
Wreck showed up to Tuscaloosa armed with tents and Heavenly Donuts and turned up the heat at the Gulf Coast Warm-Up.
Since this tournament was unsanctioned, we were able to bring 2 teams to give everyone a ton of playing time, and to be able to do so we brought back some older players. All the rookies and even the returners learned a lot from the experience that Jackie, Pre, and Alyx brought to the field — I know I forsure did!
Both teams went home the first day undefeated, and the next day we came back and played each other in the true finals which was the best game of the tournament. Wreck was able to both have fun and play some super intense ultimate and everyone had an amazing game.
With the support of Tyrannosaurus X, Rex Y was able to beat the Ole Miss Landsharks in the fake finals to take the SpikeBall set. What. A. Tournament.
I spy with my little eye: one happy Yvonne and 30+ winners.
MVPs of Tyrannosaurus X were Alyx for her godly backhands and incredible cutting, and Ollie for being a rookie star.
MVPs of Rex Y were Alli Wong for her leadership as a handler and Maria Saito for them BREAKTHROWS.
Congrats to the MVPs and to the teams for a great tourney. Special thanks to our beloved coaches Maddy, Anna, and Richard. I love y’all all so much!
This weekend was an exciting time for Wreck. Not only did we compete and win the rookie roundup, but we finally got to see the amazing progress our rookies have made already! Everyone got plenty of playing time and everyone had an incredible tournament. So many highlights!
From layouts to siiiiiiiick handblocks, our rookies stole the show. So proud *wipes away tear*. For the full recap of the games we played, check out our twitter feed (can be found here).
It was hot, but we were hotter.
I skated over this, but WE WON OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT! Congrats to every girl on the team for leaving it all on the field, and supporting the girls that were playing. We go up from here guys!
Also can we talk about the fact that they are all so beautiful and smart and strong?
Mark your calendars ladies and gents! It’s time to support Wreck in every way we can: whether by baking or by volunteering!
I, for one, will be making the foods of my homelands: baklava (Greece), and fudge (Michigan) among other goodies!
We will have a table on Skiles Walkway (aka Tech Walkway) from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12.
Bake for us and de-stress, or work at the table for a short time, or share the event to friends, or just buy our yummy goodies. Please please please help Wreck make $$$ so we can travel and do fun stuff!
Click HERE to sign up to volunteer.
And here is the link to the Facebook event for you to share and invite people to!