The California Condors, the spectacular Ultimate frisbee team based in Santa Barbara, played in the World Championship games in Finland, representing the whole United States. Greg Husak, a doctoral candidate in Geography, is a Condor and is making a lot of points toward the team’s current winnings. In the first round of this year’s World Championship games, for instance, Husak ranked sixth of all the players around the world in the number of points he contributed to the games.
In Round 1, the Condors won all five games they played. In Round 2, the Condors won four out of five games, losing only to Canada. Canada won all in one round and won all but one in the other round. The United States and Canada, the top two contenders, played the final game Saturday. Although the Condors were ahead early in the game, the Canadians won 14-12. Second in the world isn’t bad for a sports team. They certainly are winners to many in the Geography Department. But, of course, the team had hoped for first place, so was understandably disappointed.
Open division: (1) Canada, (2) USA [Yea! Condors!], (3) Australia
Women’s division: (1) Canada, (2) Finland, (3) USA
Mixed division: (1) USA, (2) Canada, (3) New Zealand
Masters division (all players 32 and older): (1) USA, (2) Canada, (3) Great Britain
Junior Open division: (1) USA, (2) Canada, (3) Germany
Junior Women’s division: (1) Canada, (2) USA, (3) Sweden.