University of Texas
Kiran Thomas, Scott Berens, Stephen Presley
# of Championships
0 (UPA finalist 1988)
# of Regional Championships
7 since 2002
# of Sectional/Conference Championships
6 since 2002
Kansas, Texas A&M, Rice
16 college alumni teams representing the best Open and Women’s teams from the past decade square off for the title of the best of the best. The Big Muckamuck will find the likes of the Hodags, CUT, Superfly and Burning Skirts competing on July 2nd-3rd at the annual Potlatch tournament in Redmond, WA. As part of our ongoing coverage of the event, Skyd chats with Stevie Presley of Doublewide about Texas TUFF”s Muckamuck squad.
Matthew Sewell – 2000 – Sockeye
Marciel McDermed – 2002
Scott Berens – 2003 – Doublewide
Chuck Tsen – 2003
Matthew Natali – 2005 – AIR
Selah Hobbie – 2005 – TRS
Kiran Thomas – 2006 – Chain Lightning
Huay Zong Law – 2006
Aaron Smith – 2006
Matt Clark – 2007 – Chewbacca Defense
Bjorn Schey – 2007
Jonathan Daugherty – 2007
Chase Hudson – 2008 – Doublewide
Jay Lane – 2008
Stephen Presley – 2009 – Doublewide
Steven Darroh – 2009 – Seuss
Jason Fortner – 2009 – Chewbacca Defense
Jeff Loskorn – 2010 – Doublewide
Briefly share the history of your school’s Ultimate program. How it started/developed into a competitive program.
a. 1984 – 1988, consistent success at national level placing as high as #2 in the nation in 1988 under the leadership of Greg “GC” Clark and Pat “bagger” Lee. The next 5 years were led by Chris “stoney” Stone and Keith “homey” Sandel.
b. Not much happened from ‘95-’98 and then the arrival of Matt “skippy” Sewell from Oberlin college brought the beginnings of the TX Ultimate Program. Building his foundation with Scott Berens in 1999 and continuing with Brandon “chill” Hill in 2000, Chuck “diesel” Tsen in 2000 and Michael “tank” Natenberg in 2001. Creating their first B team in 2001, which eventually evolved into present day Graze, was a great challenge but since that time, UT has churned out a consistent flow of mathletes and his been a mainstay in the UPA/USAU top 8 since 2002.
c. TUFF has been lucky to count on Coach Calvin Lin since 1999 for planning and leading practices, fostering player development, and strategy. Coach Allen “C-Bag” Clement teamed up with Calvin from 2003 to 2007 to help propel TUFF onto the national stage. TUFF and many of its impact players owe Jeremiah “Banjo” Lucas for his guidance as coach of Graze from 2002 to 2007.
d. The annual CENTEX tournament has hosted the top teams in College Ultimate since 2002 and the University of Texas at Austin was honored to host the 2003 college national championships at Whittaker IM Field complex.
What are some of your school’s biggest victories/games in the past decade?
- Colorado at UPA College Nationals 2003
- Carleton at UPA College Nationals 2005
- Wisconsin at UPA College Nationals 2009
Who on your roster will be making some of the big plays at the BM?
Which match-ups are your team most looking forward to?
We look forward to all of our matchups. Especially boat races and dubstep dance parties.
Why is your team going to win the BM?
Selah “Monster” Hobbie