Player Profile: Dylan Freechild

by | May 26, 2011, 3:18pm 0

The famous spike-zilla is short on words, but not on talent. Dylan is one of the most explosive and emotional players on the field, and he’ll surely give you a show if you keep an eye on him at Boulder.

1) How did your ultimate career start? Do you have any idols or heroes?

The fat one.

My ultimate career started at Roosevelt Middle School with the likes of Aaron Honn and Sal Butera-Smith. Luke Johnson started the program and we were coached by the South Eugene players (Johnny Bloch, Jacob Janin, Ivan Becker-Wayman, Chris Norton, Julia Sherwood). Luke is the man. Anybody who doubts his abilities as a human and a frisbee player is a fool. Luke and all those South players are definitely my idols and heroes. I <3 them very much.

Dylan bids for the difficult hammer grab against Harvard at the Stanford Invite.


2) What is your sports background and how did those skills transition into ultimate?

I played club soccer from 5th grade to 8th grade and also played basketball up until 8th grade. I think soccer taught me field sense and how to play physical with my upper body, not that I have an upper body to do it with (Cody has yet to teach me how to cheat).
3) Tell us about your Oregon ultimate career.

Spiking is fun. Underrated for sure.
4) During your years with Ego, did you play any club? If so, did that experience help make you a better college player?

I have dabbled in club play, but honestly just a few practices. I’ve played at tournaments, but never as an official member or it was just a one time team.

Freechild gets up huge against Red Line...too bad trains can't fly!

5) You guys thrive a lot on energy. What does playing for Oregon mean to you?

It is the most important thing about going to college.

6) What’s the plan after college? Do you plan to stay involved in ultimate?

Yes ma’am, frisbee will definitely be in my future unfortunately.

7) What was it like being thrown right into the mix? Did you feel a lot of pressure?

I didn’t feel that much pressure just because the team made me feel very comfortable and let me know that they believed that I could do the things they were asking me to do.

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