Frisbee prepares for regional
Mr. Yuk, the Carnegie Mellon ultimate Frisbee A team, traveled across Pennsylvania the past two weekends to compete against other teams for a spot at the upcoming Ohio Valley Regionals.
The team participated in the Western Pennsylvania Conference Tournament that was held April 14–15 in Trafford, Pa. The University of Pittsburgh was the first seed, followed by Shippensburg University and Pennsylvania State University as the second and third seeds, respectively. Mr. Yuk was seeded fourth.
Only the top six from the tournament advance to the Ohio Valley Regionals. Ohio University, Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, Toledo University, University of Dayton, Wright State, Millersville University, and University of Pennsylvania have already advanced from the Ohio and East Pennsylvania Conferences.
On the first day of competition, Mr. Yuk faced the Edinboro University Fighting Scots and won 15–11. After, they fell to the University of Pittsburgh Panthers 15–9. Mr. Yuk took the next game against Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks 15–9, before finally falling 15–8 to the Penn State Nittany Lions.
On Sunday, Mr. Yuk won both of its games. First the team beat West Virginia University 15–4, and then the team was victorious over the Shippensburg University Raiders, 15–9.
Because of the team’s victories at the Western Pennsylvania Conference Tournament, Mr. Yuk advanced to the third seed for the regional tournament in State College, Pa., next weekend. Ultimate Frisbee teams from the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State will also participate and will provide tough competition for Mr. Yuk.
The top two finishing teams at the Ohio Valley Regionals will advance to college nationals in Boulder, Colo.