WHO: Lis and 5 team-worths of ultimate players
WHAT: Lay Out Sky Dive Hat Tournament
WHERE: Tahoe City’s North Lake Tahoe High and Pomin fields
WHEN: June 16, 2012
Last weekend Tahoe’s ultimate frisbee community had a rare treat: a tournament in our own backyard! Organized by Tahoe local and UNR student Morgan Paulson, Lay Out Sky Dive is an annual hat tournament, which means players sign up individually and are placed on a team according to their skill/athletic level. Hat tournament teams tend to be pretty equal in skill with beginners and advanced players spread among the teams, so it makes for some fun play.
I got lucky and was placed on a particularly skilled team that went 4-1 for the day, winning the finals round in the end. Here we are pictured on the line below about to “pull” to our opponents (I’m hands on knees at far right). Our fans (er, hecklers) are on the sideline enjoying the finals BBQ while we sweated in out in a heated battle for the title.
This is a must-play event for any ultimate fan. The finals take place at Pomin field at Lake Forest, which affords a dip in the lake after playing. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Lole Movement Shorts
Nalgene Tritan OTG Bottle
SmartWool Microweight Tee
I’m Tahoe Mountain Sports’ web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow’s good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe’s beaches in summer.