Viking of the week: Daniel Wear (Ultimate Frisbee)

Photo by Shane Farrell.

Senior Daniel Wear threw his fifth career game winning point this weekend at the sectionals tournament for the ultimate frisbee team. In his four years at Lawrence, Wear has set multiple team records: assists (180), points (60) and turnovers (349). The ultimate team looked to make it to regionals after a successful spring break trip but barely missed coming third overall in the tournament.



Shane Farrell: How does it feel being done with your college ultimate career?


Daniel Wear: It’s definitely an interesting feeling, I haven’t quite processed it all yet. I am sure as the term goes on and I see the new leadership taking hold I definitely will be able to finalize that in my mind. I’m excited to see what the future holds for this team.


SF: How do you feel you and the team played?


DW: Sectionals was definitely a tough experience. I think the team didn’t quite reach the ceiling we set for ourselves. I think my personal play was reflected on the play of the team. While there was some good playing throughout the day, I think everyone wants to end on a high note. Unfortunately our team was not able to do that.


SF: Over the last 4 years, do you have any memories that particularly stand out?


DW: It is always fun to push yourself and try to make a new play that you haven’t done before, whether it be a throw or a diving play on defense. My favorite memories are definitely every year at spring break. It is a great way to combine a relaxing week away from Lawrence and away from the Midwest with a good playing experience against teams we don’t usually face during the regular season.


SF: Why should people come support or even join the Frisbee team?


DW: People should definitely come out and join the Frisbee team! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before, most of the guys on the team never played until coming to Lawrence. It is a super fun and relaxed sport with a great group of people. If you want a nice team dynamic without the rigors of a true sport, and want some exercise, join Frisbee.


SF: Will you continue playing after you graduate?


DW: Definitely! I’m looking at couple club teams in Madison and Chicago to try out for because that is the next level up for college graduates. And if for some reason I don’t make those, I will look for a rec league to curb my desires.