T-Town Throwdown XI Team List

Team List for T-Town Throwdown XI as of 1/19/2015

Alabama
Davidson College
Emory 
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
Indiana
Indiana Wesleyan
Kentucky
Kennesaw State
LSU
Mississippi State
Ohio State
Ole Miss
Spring Hill College
Tennessee
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Alabama-Huntsville
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Vanderbilt

2014-2015 A Team

Congratulations to the following players who will be competing for Alabama this year!

Andrew Wick
Austin Taylor (Captain)
Cameron Elmore
Chase Maze
Chris Fort
Clay Tylka
Craig Lenoir
Daniel Conner
Denis O’Sullivan
Henry Mccabe
Jacob Baxter
James Poe
Jeremiah McLeroy
Joshua Campbell
Kevin Allen
Liam Holthaus
Matt Mccay
Matthew Bryant
Matthew Johnson (Captain)
Matthew Pettepher
Michael Fort
Michael Gryder
Michael Kirkpatrick
Nate Oaks
Nathan Mulder
Payton Garlington
Preston Thompson
Taylor Garlington
Terren Moore
Turner McCabe

Coaches:
Brian Moore
David Neder

Join us!

Are you an incoming freshman?  Played sports in high school?  Looking for a way to stay fit with a great group of guys?  Bama Ultimate is the team for you!

We’ve won our section (SEC West) 5 years in a row.  We get to travel all over the southeast, from Virginia to Louisiana, and beyond.  And we know the Muffin Man.  He’s cool. 

So join us, and you’ll get to see one of the ugliest mustaches in the country.  Fill out our interest form and we’ll be in touch!

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Champions.

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That was awesome.

We started the season going 2-6 at CCC and 2-5 at Ttown Throwdown.  The car rides home weren’t happy.  We were yelling at each other.  Our rookies were raw.  We couldn’t find an identity on either side of the disc.

The whole time, our coaches were telling us to keep pushing.  To run on our off days.  To throw between classes.  To crush those weekly sprint practices.  To show up to practice, even when the wind chill was -40 and we had 8 tests each the next morning. 

We bought in.

Slowly but surely, we improved.  As the weather improved, so did our tournament results.  We won Mardi Gras.  Made semis at Tally.  Won our pool at Terminus.  We came together as a team.  We started running on weekends, taking care of our bodies, and giving everything at practice.  The day before sectionals, we had 20 people throwing on the quad for two hours. 

Sometimes, effort trumps talent.  Most of our team had never touched a disc before starting with us.  We didn’t win by having superstars, we won by giving more sweat, blood, and tears than everyone else. 

Running sprint workouts in the parking lot when practice is cancelled isn’t “cool.”  It’s not something you want to tweet about, or brag to your friends about.  But if the other team cancelled practice that night, you’ve done more than them.  And that’s all that matters.  At the end of each day, that you’ve worked harder than that player you measure yourself against.  And when you have enough days like that- when you’ve gotten better than that player- they have to catch up to you.