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Frisbee

Frisbee is one of the most popular activities at Carleton. All students receive their first Carleton Frisbee in the annual New Student Week Frisbee toss, and many hold on to it through graduation.

Ultimate Frisbee is also a competitive club sport here. The game works like this: teams toss a disc between players, moving it down the field until it is knocked down by the opposing team or caught in the end zone for a score. The Carleton student body's devotion to Ultimate is immense. Carleton's most serious squads—CUT (men's), Syzygy (women's), Gods of Plastic (men's), and Eclipse (women's)—are often contenders for the national championships.

Prefer to toss one around just for the fun of it? You'll be in good company. Head for the Bald Spot, where you can find someone to share a friendly toss-and-catch almost any sunny day.

Check out the videos (left) for tips on your Frisbee-throwing technique, and a quick overview of Ultimate Frisbee at Carleton.

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    A CUT member dives for the Frisbee.
  • Carleton Ultimate (CUT), the 2011 USA Ultimate Collegiate National Champions.
    Carleton Ultimate (CUT), the 2011 USA Ultimate Collegiate National Champions.
  • Ultimate Frisbee
    At Carleton, Ultimate Frisbee is a hugely popular intramural sport and nearly every dorm floor has a team. There are also organized men's (CUT) and women's (Syzygy) club teams which participate against teams from other colleges and universities. The success of the club teams is phenomenal. CUT has been to the national tournament every year since 1990 and was a finalist in 1996. Syzygy has been to nationals every year since 1988 and was a finalist in 1998 and 1999. Ultimate Frisbee was born at New Jersey high school in 1967. The game is played by two teams of seven players each on a field roughly comparable to a football field. The object of the game is to pass the disc (i.e. Frisbee) from player to player, all the way up the field and catch the disc in the end zone. The disc may only be moved by passing. The thrower can pivot (like basketball), but is not allowed to take any steps. Any time a pass is incomplete, intercepted, goes out of bounds, or is knocked down, the other team picks up the disc where it lands and works to score in the other direction. Ultimate involves team members of all abilities and is an excellent coed sport. It is non-contact, and it is a foul to hit another player or to hit the disc while it is being held. Picking (as in basketball) is illegal. In general, no player may intentionally prevent another player from having a fair chance to catch the disc or make a defensive play.
  • Sunshine and Frisbee

    Sunshine and Frisbee

    Barefeet, Frisbee, Sunshine.

    Photo:

    Emir Murathanoglu

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  • Frisbee

    Frisbee

    Hope the disc doesn't slam into those guys...

    Photo:

    Alanna Bares '16
  • Frisbee or Ballet?

    Frisbee or Ballet?

    Catching a disc on the Bald Spot

    Photo:

    Jaime Anthony '06
  • Friday Afternoon

    Friday Afternoon

    Frisbee in the mini Bald Spot on the east side of campus.

    Photo:

    Peter Varnum '08

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  • Freshman Frisbee Toss
    Freshman Frisbee Toss
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    syzygy

    Photo:

    Marlena Hartman-Filson, '13
  • syzygy
    syzygy

    Photo:

    Marlena Hartman-Filson, '13