About

Sockeye is an Ultimate Frisbee club from Seattle, Washington, and has been one of the most dominant Ultimate teams of the past two decades. Sockeye competes annually at the USA Ultimate Club Championships where they qualified every year but one since 2000 and are three-time champions.

In 2008 Sockeye represented America as Team USA at the World Ultimate Championships in Vancouver, Canada earning silver. Sockeye also traveled to the World Ultimate Club Championships twice, winning silver in both Prague (2010) and Lecco (2014).

The team is composed of amateur athletes who dedicate themselves to being the best Ultimate players in the world. Many players are coaches, leading Youth and College teams around the Northwest.

In recent years, Sockeye has led camps and clinics internationally, teaching Ultimate to players in Colombia, Russia, the Philippines, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and all across the continent of Europe.

USA Ultimate Club Championships (since 2000)

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Qualifications

Out of 18

Quarterfinals Appearances Semifinals Appearances Finals Appearances National Championships

2004, 2006, 2007

The Catch

At the 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships, Sockeye player Andrew Fleming made one of the most incredible plays in Ultimate frisbee history.In a tight quarterfinal matchup, with the score 15-14 Sockeye, Aaron Talbot threw a long backhand huck in front of Fleming.What came next was the greatest demonstration of speed and athleticism in the sport.Fleming closed in on the disc at top speed, layed out into the air, and grabbed the disc just before hitting the ground.Sockeye went on to win the game 17-15.