This didn't mean we didn't want to play frisbee though! We love it and we'll always love it so a new team has formed called Raleighwood! The entire premise of this team is to have fun with people we like and the sport we love. We are only doing one practice per week which is a far cry from what was required with wHagonweel. It's a much more laid back season this year. I wasn't completely on board with it at first. Change is always hard and Derrick and I are just so used to devoting our summers through October to ultimate that I feared I was going to miss it. But, now that we're into it I think it was the best choice for both of us. This is my first summer in real estate and it can be really unpredictable. Derrick has also had to increase his hours at work so the fact that we don't have practice during the week has been a huge help to us.
This past weekend we had our first tournament up in Axton, VA. Derrick and I came up Sunday since we had the wedding on Saturday. The team went 3 and 1 on Saturday only losing to Cahoots (out of Asheville) 10-13. On Sunday, Jack also came with us. We were a little short on numbers for this tournament and we figured the guys could use some extra legs on the second day of our first tournament.
Jack.was.awesome! Holy cow! He was cutting all over the place, skying people, and being very patient with the disc. I was so proud and it was so cool for him to be on my team. The best part was that the rest of the team loved him too. They completely accepted him onto the team and trusted him on the field. No one thought twice about throwing it to the rookie from Wilmington and he ended up throwing our game winning goal to win the tournament for us! It was a very tight game against Cahoots and I put him in on double game point. He cut in for a huge gain and then sent it into the endzone to Dave to win! It was so awesome.
The best news is that the team has asked him to join the team for good! I am so proud and so excited to get to play with him in the competitive club atmosphere. I think he will be a great addition to the team and I also think the team will teach him a lot.
I am so excited for Raleighwood. I think it's the perfect team for Derrick and I this year and the people on the team are fantastic! The picture below is after we won the tournament. It was sponsored by Savage Ultimate so I stole this off their facebook page. We are the team in green at the bottom. The top team is from the other division.