Have included, but are not limited to: E, Halvey, Bluey, Red, Ginger, Gingey, Duracell, Zanahoria, Andres, Earwig, The Cannon, The Candyman, Diaberic, Doogie Howser, Opie, Ron Howard, Jackalope
Date of birth:
10 June 1983
Place of birth:
Current city of residence:
Systems Specialist at the City of Sacramento
UC Davis Dogs (played 2002-2005, coached 2007-2010)
*Thank you, Nick Williams, for wearing me down (like water on rock) to finally give this sport a try.
San Francisco Jam (2005)
“2006 Best Wingman” award for Revolver
“2008 Best Wingman” award for Revolver
“2010 Best Wingman” award for Revolver
1st place in 5th-8th grade school spelling bees
How I came to join Revolver:
I was cut by Justice League after Solstice in 2006. Nick Handler called me up a couple of days later, having heard this news, and invited me to play with his new team. He said that they needed a tall downfield cutter with good throws and that redheads were underrepresented. By the end of that season I knew that I wanted to play for Revolver for as long as possible.
Funniest moment or joke on Revolver:
1. The “pigeon story,” as performed by Nick Chapman.
2. The second, third, and fourth times that Louis Eisenberg lost credit card roulette. And that after each loss he maintained that he wouldn’t stop participating because, “The odds are always in my favor!”
3. Watching his parents meet “Seth,” Adam Fagin’s over-21 alter ego, at a restaurant in Seattle that apparently required everyone to show ID after 3:00p. Awkward!
Favorite game or tournament moment on Revolver:
Revolver expressed its deepest ethic and values at 2006 Northwest Regionals, all the way through. What a rollicking, rewarding tournament for such a young team.
Favorite game or tournament moment outside of Revolver:
In 2007 Ono took down the juggernaut Nada Mooger, which hadn’t lost in six years, in the finals at the Kaimana Klassik in Hawaii. Then… we lounged.
Favorite Ultimate player(s) in formative years:
In order, from the beginning of my career…
1. Jeff Eastham for his demeanor and humility.
2. Kevin Cissna for his intensity.
3. Ron Kubalanza for his forehand.
4. Mike Payne for his leadership.
5. Daryl Nounnan for his patience.
*To the youngsters out there — I advise learning patience as one of your first values, not your last.
Club Nationals, mostly for the pint glass.
What makes ___ so dangerous?
The five pieces of metal inside my body.
Change socks. Then check on my wingman to ensure that he’s sunscreened, hydrated, snacked, and relaxed.
What I like to eat on Saturday night of a tournament:
Pasta with tomato sauce, chicken, and vegetables. And dessert. As my 91-year-old grandmother still says, “I believe in dessert.”
If I didn’t play Ultimate, my main pastime outside of work would be:
Trying to avoid injury while playing tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, and golf.
Favorite sports team outside of Ultimate:
FC Barcelona — algun dia mi hermanita me comprara un billete para el partido en el Estadi Camp Nou. Zach’s not invited.
Two truths and a lie:
1. Last season I threw a hammer to win Revolver’s first national championship. To that point, I had not thrown a single hammer in a game that entire season.
2. I played the entire WUCC 2010 tournament in Prague with a painful thrombosed hemorrhoid. Every step hurt.
3. After losing to Johnny Bravo on Saturday at Labor Day last year, I asked the waitress at Sushi Totoro to water down everyone’s drinks in hopes that we would play better on Sunday. It worked.