Ultimate Frisbee Booms in the Triangle

Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-growing sport in the area. The Triangle is home to nearly 3,000 Ultimate Frisbee players, ranging from ages 6 to 60. Triangle Ultimate, the local nonprofit that organizes and promotes the sport in the Triangle, has helped support and grow the local Ultimate Frisbee community for nearly three decades.

Just this past year, Triangle Ultimate has had teams of all ages com- pete on the national and world stages. Triangle Ultimate’s under-20 girls team, Warhawks, has won the Youth National Championship for the past three years. Triforce, the under-20 boys team, has made the semifinals or better the past seven years, winning it all in three of those years.

The Triangle is home to nearly 3,000 Ultimate Frisbee players, ranging from ages 6 to 60.

At the college level, Darkside, UNC-Chapel Hill’s men’s Ultimate team has been to the semifinals the past six years. The team reached the finals in two of those years and won the National Championship twice in 2015 and 2018. Other local college teams, UNC Women’s Pleiades, NC State Men’s Alpha and NC State Women’s Jaga, have been top teams in the country each earning bids and competing at the National Championship Tournament over the past two years.

Adults in the Triangle are competing at the highest levels, as well. The Triangle is home to the Raleigh Flyers and the Raleigh Radiance, the local men’s and women’s semiprofessional teams. The Flyers have been a top team in their league since they were founded in 2015, and the Raleigh Radiance reached the championship game in its inaugural season in 2019. Local club teams like Raleigh Ring of Fire (men’s), Raleigh Phoenix (wom- en’s) and Durham Toro (mixed) are all ranked in the top 10 of the country and will be competing for a National Championship in October.

The Triangle Ultimate community does not stop there. In the Masters division of Ultimate, which is for ages 32 and older, local team Boneyard are the reigning World Champions. The team took home the World Championship title in 2018. Ripe, the Masters Women’s team, has reached the National semifinals the past two years.

For those ages 50 and older, the Triangle even has its own Great GrandMasters teams, TriAged and Clouds, that both compete nationally. Clouds is sponsored by the local brewery, Clouds, which has been a large supporter of the entire Ultimate community in the Triangle.

Triangle Ultimate’s vision is to build, grow and sustain a happy, healthy and thriving community for people in the Triangle region of North Carolina through the sport of Ultimate. Triangle Ultimate organizes seasonal leagues, tournaments, clinics and camps for all ages. There are beginner-friendly and competitive opportunities for every age and gender, so there’s no excuse not to play.

Find Us Online

You can find out more about TRIANGLE ULTIMATE and their local opportunities to play for all ages at: WWW.TRIANGLEULTIMATE.ORG .


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