40-Somethings Qualify for Ultimate Nationals

There’s only one thing better than spending a sunny day playing Ultimate with your 40-something friends and not getting hurt.

And that’s spending a sunny day playing Ultimate with your 40-something friends, not getting hurt and qualifying for Nationals.

That’s how I spent my Saturday, as our New York Ultimate team qualified in Boston for Grand Masters Nationals in Cincinnati July 9-10. (That’s me in the Gonzaga ‘Zags’ jersey.)

Yeah, we’re old. But we’re still out there having fun.

And to make us feel extra old, they also held the High School Ultimate Championships on fields right near ours. Those kids are less than half our age!

Having played in College, Open, Mixed, Masters and now Grand Masters Nationals, it doesn’t get old.

And the good thing is it’s the weekend between the LeBron James Skills Academy and the Peach Jam, so I’ll be able to play some disc in between the two events.

For more on Ultimate, check out this video we did a few years back on ESPN’s ‘Cold Pizza.’

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