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Ultimate Frisbee Power Rankings: The Top Ten Ultimate Players

Al RiegerCorrespondent IFebruary 9, 2012

Ultimate Frisbee Power Rankings: The Top Ten Ultimate Players

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    They lay-out, sky, and bid more than the everyone else in the sport of Ultimate. At seven o'clock Sunday morning, when everyone is sore and the winds are howling, they are the ones getting their teammates pumped for upcoming games.  

    The big names in Ultimate are not well-known to the general public.  Very rarely are their highlights on SportsCenter like celebrity athletes in the NBA and NFL. But to those who play Ultimate, these guys are the elite, the bar at which excellence is marked.  

    Here is a list of the top ten Ultimate players going into the 2012 season.          

Oscar Pottinger

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    Who: #25 Oscar Pottinger

    Team: Furious George

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: Vancouver, B.C


    • USA Ultimate Club Champion, 2002, 2003, 2005
    • Canadian Ultimate Champion, 2003, 2007, 2011
    • Canadian University Ultimate Champion, 2001, 2003
    • World Ultimate Games Champion, 2004, 2008
    • World Juniors Ultimate Champion, 2002
    • Northwest Conference Freshman of the Year, 2002
    • Northwest All-Region Team, 2004 

Bart Watson

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    Who: #29 Bart Watson

    Team: Revolver

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN


    • USA Ultimate Open College Champion, 2002
    • USA Ultimate Open Club Champion, 2008, 2010, 2011
    • World Games, Team USA Champion, 2005, 2009
    • World Games, (Revolver) Champion 2010
    • Northwest All-Region, 2002-2004
    • Farricker Spirit Award, 2010

Robbie Cahill

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    Who: #10 Robbie Cahill

    Team: Revolver

    Position: Handler

    Hometown: San Francisco, CA


    • USA Ultimate Club Champion, 2010, 2011
    • Northwest Conference All-Region, 2005-2007
    • Callahan Nominee (fourth in voting), 2007
    • Farricker Award, 2009

Ken Porter

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    Who: #00 Ken Porter

    Team: Ring of Fire

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC


    • Fastest recorded 40 yd dash in Ultimate (4.64seconds)

John Hassell

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    Who: #38 John Hassel

    Team: GOAT

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: Toronto, ON


    • Canadian Ultimate Champion, 2002, 2006, 2010
    • Canadian University Ultimate Champion, 1998
    • World Flying Disc Federation World Ultimate Guts Champion, 2004, 2008

George Stubbs

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    Who: #3 George Stubbs

    Team: Ironside

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: Cambridge, MA


    • World Junior Ultimate Champion, 2006, 2008
    • USA Ultimate Mixed Youth Club Champion, 2007 

Dylan Tunnel

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    Who: #78 Dylan Tunnell

    Team: Chain Lightning

    Position: Handler

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA


    • World Open Championship with Team USA, 2009
    • University of Georgia Callahan nominee, 2007

Brodie Smith

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    Who: #10, Brodie Smith

    Team: Double Wide

    Position: Handler

    Hometown: Chicago, IL


    • USA Ultimate College Champion, 2006, 2010

Beau Kittredge

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    Who: #50 Beau Kittredge

    Team: Revolver

    Position: Cutter

    Hometown: Fairbanks, AK


    • USA Ultimate Club Champion, 2010, 2011
    • USA Ultimate College Champion, 2004
    • World Ultimate Club Champion, 2010
    • World Games, Team USA, 2009
    • Callahan nominee (top 5), 2009 

Kurt Gibson

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    Who: #20 Kurt Gibson 

    Team: Double Wide

    Position: Handler

    Hometown: New York, NY


    • USA Ultimate College Champion, 2006

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