Name: Ashley Brown (aka Trashley) Number: 12 Plays: Handler Superpower: Pulling into their endzone Special Talents: Captaining Unique Fact: has Double-Jointed Thumbs Meet Ashley Brown, our main handler, with a mean backhand break-throw and a burning passion for the sport of ultimate. Although she is out with an ACL injury, Ashley is still one of our beloved captains, and a huge treasure trove of knowledge for the team. The team agrees that Ashley is a dominant force on the field--especially when paired with team twinsie Julia Ting--and a lot of fun off the field. Ashley commands respect in many areas: in the game, in the kitchen, and on the dance floor. We're gonna miss her beautiful self when she graduates in the spring with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (∞ respect).
Name: Jennifer Yu (aka Dora the Injured Explorer, Jen) Number: 33 Superpower: Them Hucks Team Twinsie: Allison Wong Signature Move: Risky IOs Pet Peeves: Brookwood Boys Happy Place: Crisp Morning Throwing of Tournament Days Like her favorite supervillain Loki, Jen isn't actually all that scary, and she and Tom Hiddleston are super cute. Jen is known for scaring the rookies, and being a solid solid handler. Teammates love Jen's dedication and sweet throws, but wish she would take better care of herself. No disc is uncatchable for Jen. At tournaments, you can find her on the ground--either from laying out, or being tired from giving it her all every single game. Catch her in the awesome remake of Top Gun where she flies everywhere catching discs to the tune of Danger Zone. Watch out Tom Cruise.
Name: Sam Loop (aka Sloop, Samela, Spam) Number: 64 From: New Jersey Superpower: Chocolate Chip Cookies Unique Talent: Speaks Italian (mamma mia!) Joined Wreck: Fall 2015 Sam brings the experience of an NPR reporter to our twitter and the fire of a thousand suns to our field. You always see her outrunning her defender or getting glorious Ds out of nowhere. Her teammates call her hilarious, inspirational, and entertaining. When not playing frisbee, Sam is likely to be slaying bad-guys with her bomb-ass cookies, risking it all for the perfect forbidden gym selfie, or doing math that I probably wouldn't understand. Keep an eye out for the the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster of her life Lam Soop, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular queen.
Name: Kylie Cordova Number: 10 Superpower: Making Cute Noises Often Found: Eating Kiwis Whole Position: Cutter Unique Talent: Horse Riding From: Florida Say hello to my rookie friend. Kylie is a little weird bundle of joy and that's why I love her so much. From eating things in strange ways to the interesting squeaks she makes when uncomfortable (or randomly) Kylie brings a giggle to the team. You can find Kylie looking confused at practice, or hanging out with buddy Teja who lovingly-picks-on her, much to our amusement.
Name: Kelsey Tjen Number: 11 Catch Her Sipping: Lemonade! Frisbae: Madeleyne Immune To: Failure Major: Biomedical Engineering Spirit Animal: Phoenix Nothing phases Ms. Kelsey Tjen, and she's such a solid member of Wreck. From being a super fire and calm offensive handler, to being a huge knowledge resource on the sidelines, Kelsey helps bring order to the world. With her and bae Madeleyne back from injury-land, expect handler lines that dreams are made of. When she graduates in Spring 2017, Kelsey's going to use her BME degree to revolutionize personalized medicine. Atta girl!
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!
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) Number: 3 Superpower: Cute Type Moves like Assist, Fake Out, or Play Nice Often Found: Skipping Around Joyfully Position: Cutter Signature Move: Nonchalant Hair Flip From: Florida 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) Number: 4 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) Number: 71 Superpower: Dancing Better Than You Sucker For: A Good Underdog Story Signature Move: Flailing Limbs Unique Talent: Banana Opening
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) Number: 77 Position: Cutler (Hatter? Hutter? Candler?) Celebrity Twin: Olaf Superpower: Transmits Information on the Field via Head-Nod 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!