Huck it: Biohazard takes the field for a new season

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Lindsay Vanderhooght

If ever you were looking for an opportunity to make friends, have fun and compete in an exciting sport, look no further than Biohazard — Guilford College’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

In Ultimate Frisbee, a team of seven players advances the frisbee by tossing the disc from player to player, and a team scores by catching a throw in the opponent’s end zone.

So, why the name Biohazard?

“During the time the team was forming into an official club, a student in the graduating class of ‘96 had a roll of orange biohazard stickers and was placing them all over campus,” said Half-Time Professor of Art Charlie Tefft. “It was one of several names that we talked about, and in the end won out over others.”

Students wandering idly around campus on a given weekday have the perfect opportunity to see the running, catching and fun from the practices of the Ultimate Frisbee team.

“The actual sport of Ultimate Frisbee is really fun, and it is a great workout,” said sophomore Faith Krech.

The Biohazard team is composed of students from all year levels and genders and offers more than just cardio — it also provides a team atmosphere and positive attitudes.

“One thing I like about the club is that we are all dedicated and treat each other positively,” said sophomore Darius Mangum. “At the same time, we are not afraid to tell each other what we are doing wrong.”

Krech feels the same.

“Everyone is so helpful and supportive,” said Krech.

The Biohazard team stays busy throughout the course of their three month season with scheduled practices, individual matches and weekend tournaments.

“We have practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,” said Mangum. “We have games on occasion and tournaments coming up in the next two weeks.”

Theses matches provide the student-athletes with a chance to expand upon their social networks while enjoying the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

“The tournaments we play in are really fun,” said Krech. “The tournaments are a really great way to meet other kids from other schools, and we can form connections that way.”

The club also focuses on inter-group bonding, sometimes in unusual ways.

“We did mohawks for one tournament, just for fun,” said junior Adam Faust, team captain. “Everyone is free to do whatever they want to (with their hair), though there is one player currently with a mohawk.”

This team is tight-knit and supportive of one another, which makes for good experiences all-around.

“(Ultimate Frisbee) is a lot of running, but it is cool to be part of a co-ed team,” said senior Bennett Christian. “It feels like you are hanging out with friends, and working hard for cause at the same time.”

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