Joel Schlachet 2011

*Photo used with permission from: Danica May

Joel Schlachet

Jersey #


Date of birth:
4 March 1987

Place of birth:
San Diego, CA

Current city of residence:
Berkeley, CA

Operations Manager at Everlaw

College team(s):
Cal-Berkeley UgMo (2006-2009)

Former teams:
Thunder Hatchet Bear Claw (2007)
Revolver (2008-present)

Revolver Best Castro Bearbait (2008)
Northwest All-Region (2009)

How I came to join Revolver:
In 2008, my college coach Ryo really pushed me to try out for Revolver, and the rest is history.

Funniest moment or joke on Revolver:
1. Chuck Kindred playing “Get Down On It” on the fiddle during a long break at practice.
2. Upon landing in Austin for Texas Shootout, riding in the car with Tom when the only sentence he seemed able to say was, “We have to go to Whataburger! We have to go to Whataburger!” and staring out the window like a little kid. And then we found a Whataburger and it was the best fast food meal I’ve ever had at a tournament.
3. Anything that happens at Sushi Totoro – tons of sushi, beer hockey, and credit card roulette.

Favorite game or tournament moment on Revolver:
2010 Worlds (WUCC). Being halfway around the world in Prague playing Ultimate against the best teams in the world was an amazing experience.

Favorite game or tournament moment outside of Revolver:
1. Catching the game-winning huck to qualify for 2009 College Nationals. I still smile when I think about it.
2. Winning Kaimana Klassik in 2010.

Favorite Ultimate player(s) in formative years:
1. Favorite player to watch – Jeff Cruickshank. His throws were so perfect, I could only dream about throwing like him.
2. Biggest influence – Ryo Kawaoka and Alexander Ghesquiere. As my college coaches, I just ate up everything they said.

Favorite tournament:

What makes ___ so dangerous?
3/4 length tights.

Theme song:
AC/DC – For Those About to Rock

Pre-game ritual:
Taking forever to put on cleats, then drinking some sort of fake energy before warm-up.

What I like to eat on Saturday night of a tournament:

If I didn’t play Ultimate, my main pastime outside of work would be:
Reading, cooking, and napping.

Favorite sports team outside of Ultimate:
Colorado Avalanche

In terms of Kanners, how tan are you?
Farmer’s tan – 0.6 Kanners. Everything else – a centiKanner.

Something unknown about me:
I know kung fu. Or tae kwon do. Or, at least, I used to.