Joel Schlachet


Number: 4
Age: 31
Date of birth: 3/4/1987
Place of birth: San Diego, CA
Height: 5′ 9″
College team(s): UC Berkeley UGMO
Current city of residence: Berkeley, CA
Occupation: World Traveller


Previous club team(s): 
Thunder Hatchet Bear Claw (2007)

USAU National Champion: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

WUCC Champion: 2010, 2014, 2018

WUGC Champion: 2012, 2016

World Games: 2017 (alternate)

How I came to join Revolver:
In 2008, my college coach Ryo Kawaoka really pushed me to try out for Revolver because playing club makes you better for college ultimate. The rest is history.

Favorite game or tournament moment on Revolver:
Every worlds tournament – tournaments are the best part of ultimate, and being in a tournament setting for a whole week, nothing is better.

Favorite game or tournament moment outside Revolver:
Catching the game-winning huck to qualify for 2009 College Nationals. I still smile when I think about it.

Favorite ultimate player(s) in my formative years: 
Jeff Cruickshank – best thrower of the time, I could only dream about throwing like him.

Robbie Cahill – The most complete player of the time (and that I’ve seen to date)

Ryo Kawaoka, Alexander Ghesquiere, Nick Handler, Chris McManus, and Mike Payne – they all taught me the fundamentals of the sport and how to play the right way

Favorite movie as a kid:
The Mighty Ducks

Pre-game ritual:
Old man warm up with the old people on the team.

What I like to eat Saturday night of a tournament:
A complete meal, the second dinner.

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

Favorite sports team outside of Ultimate:
I don’t really watch sports.

Something unknown about me:
I once — with roommates — raised rabbits from birth to plate.