Ultimate frisbee hosts Super Smash Bros. Tournament

The ultimate frisbee team hosted a Super Smash Bros. Tournament after school on Thursday in the cafeteria to raise money to go the ultimate frisbee state tournament in June. At least 28 students competed, and in the championship round, Ted Gross, ‘19, defeated Matthew Gade, ‘19, in a best of three matchup. Participants could play on four consoles, including one on the projector screen.

“We knew that a lot of kids on our team actually play Smash, and so does the coach and myself, so we decided why not just host a Smash tournament because we knew that Smash Ultimate had just come out, we figured if we threw a tournament for that, we would get a lot of turnout,” ultimate frisbee team player Jacob Glorioso, ‘19, said. He added that that the turnout was more than the team expected.

Gross said he thinks he won this tournament because of the way he plays online. “I go into a bunch of battlefields online, which is just a bunch of random people, and I came across this one group of people that were really good, like there was the best Ganon [a character in the game] in Texas or whatever, and I just play and practice with them all the time,” Gross said. This was Gross’s first time winning a tournament.

He added, “The competition was pretty tough. There was some people that really gave me a run for my money. Props to all of those players. Matthew Gade, he was really tough. It was not an easy one.”

For winning the tournament, Gross got to choose his own 3D printed player from the game. Gross chose Lucas. “I was deciding between Lucas and Toon Link, but I felt like since I used Lucas in the championship, I felt like he deserves to be 3D printed out,” Gross said.

The team looks to build off this tournament. “I was talking to some of the other players that competed in other tournaments, and we we were just talking about having more monitors so that we could have more rounds going on at the same time, and it would allow us to have more people participating as well,” Ultimate Frisbee coach Jeff Robinson, who also competed in the tournament, said. He added that they might have another tournament before the end of the year.

“If other clubs want to help spread the word, we can make this Ultimate Frisbee and some other club host [this tournament], that would be great,” Glorioso said.

Isaac Goffin

Isaac is the Sports Editor and a senior at Conant. This is his third year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Isaac is also a member of PRIDE and the Principal Advisory Board. Outside of school, Isaac likes to watch sports or read about them. An interesting fact about Isaac is that he has been to 35 states.

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