Senior Spotlight: The Funnest

Name: Ashley Brown (aka Trashley)
Number: 12
Plays: Handler
Superpower: Pulling into their endzone
Special Talents: Captaining
Unique Fact: has Double-Jointed Thumbs

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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).

Player Spotlight: The “Scary” One

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
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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.

Player Spotlight: The Funniest

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

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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.

Player Spotlight: The Weird One

Name: Kylie Cordova
Number: 10
Superpower: Making Cute Noises
Often Found: Eating Kiwis Whole
Position: Cutter
Unique Talent: Horse Riding
From: Florida
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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.

Senior Spotlight: The Calmest, Coolest, and Most Collected-est

Name: Kelsey Tjen
Number: 11
Catch Her Sipping: Lemonade!
Frisbae: Madeleyne 
Immune To: Failure 
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Spirit Animal: Phoenix
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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!

BOGO Blog Post

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!

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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!

Player Spotlight: The Bubbly One

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
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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.

Super Senior Spotlight: The Master

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.
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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.

Player Spotlight: The Social Butterfly

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
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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.

Senior Spotlight: The Cutest

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

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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!