The Ball State men’s ultimate frisbee team travel to Alabama this weekend for the T-Town Throwdown. Team captain Nik Risser said the team should compete with other teams.
“There will be a lot of competition and I like to see us stick with that competition,” Risser said. “I want us to compete with the teams we will see later in the season.”
This weekend, the team will see both Kentucky and Purdue at this tournament. Risser said if they beat these teams, they could be set for Regionals.
“This has been a long shot to compete at Regionals,” Riser said.
In this tournament, the ultimate team is in a pool with Alabama, Kennesaw State, and Southern Mississippi. Team captain Garrett Fuelling said that he wants his team to compete.
“We do not want to psychic ourselves out and go into a game thinking ‘We are going to lose’,” said Fuelling. “We want to go into thinking we are better than the other team.”
Freshman Justin Hess is a new player on the team this year. Hess said there is no reason why the team can not compete.
“We have a really good roster, we could easily get top five at this tourney,” said Hess.
Senior Will Hanna hopes the team to break seed this weekend.
“I know it is going to be difficult for us going in, because we have not played outside a whole lot,” said Hanna. “But I want us to surprise some teams at this tournament.”
The first game starts at 9 a.m. on Feb. 11 against Southern Miss. The second and third games are against Kennesaw State and Alabama, respectively.