On the weekend of Sept. 19, Apex Ultimate Frisbee won the first tournament of the season, Fall Brawl, at Holly Springs High School. They won all six games in back to back years. It’s another vital win for the program as they push to set up a fresh line of freshmen and sophomores for next year. Currently there are only two juniors playing, with no new underclassmen on the roster. Players Nathan Williams and Logan Fox, both seniors, showed up to play in hopes of learning more about the game before joining the roster. Joe Lawrence, a junior transfer from Cary High School to Apex High School this year, came to play this weekend.
Apex Ultimate was third in North Carolina last year, with an overall record of 40-10. While the team’s high average age is an advantage now, their lack of replacements could pose an issue for the future. Due to this, Captain Rhys Gretsch hopes that the team will recruit underclassmen to live up to the accomplishments of last year’s team.
In all, Apex was very satisfied to win the tournament for the second time in a row against Pine-Richland Ultimate who were sent packing back to Pennsylvania. Apex practices at Davis Drive every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 to approximately 4:45. Whether one knows how to throw a disc regardless of skill, the team is looking to train underclassmen to carry on the tradition. Ultimate was established at Apex High School in 2010, and each year has left an inspiring mark and a high expectation for each proceeding line of players.