Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ultimate Frisbee Masters Team

Before I go into Border Collies, I used to play Ultimate Frisbee. In 1992, I was the Captain of the USA Women's Team for the Ultimate Frisbee World Championship. It was played in Japan.

Jeff "Getty" Freeman played on the Masters Team. We meet in the San Francisco Airport, hung out and the rest, as they say, is history. Can you find him in this photo?

Ultimate consumed a large portion of my life back then. I traveled all over and meet tons of people. I played in several World Championship and Nationals Championship. I got a Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal in Worlds on the Masters Team (I was the only women playing) and it was well worth it then.

I'll have to dig up some of me and post them later. I used to be 105 lbs and be able to run for hours on end. Now I weigh more and only run 400 yards up the field. I retired in 2000 when Tess and I discovered sheepdog trialing. I miss it sometimes but as the years go by, a lot less.

I don't miss the cracked ribs, concussions or swollen knees. Now, all I have is my pride wounded at the post and bruises on my feet from the sheep stepping on them.

What was your journey to get into trialing?


Monique said...

Once upon a time there was a wee red bitch who belonged to a friend of mine. She stole my heart and the rest is history...

Janet said...

After seven years as an animal shelter volunteer, I fostered (and kept) my first herding breed - Mattie the Smithfield. Her desire to be a farm dog introduced to me to you and Border Collies (and Del Mar Scott) and now I can hardly wait to get my next BC trial dog (or two?).

An English Shepherd said...

What a great sport, not sure they have it in the UK.

No trialing for but the Boss does flyball with the others and Agility training but I am a bit young yet :-(

Wizz :-)