Lou Burruss

In 1990, Lou was born into ultimate behind the library on the Carleton College campus winning his first game ever, a 11-10 3rd Goodhue v. 2nd Goodhue grudge match. He played for the B Team his freshman year and then four years for CUT, reaching the semis at Nationals twice. Moving to Seattle, Lou played ten years for the Fish, winning a World’s gold (97), bronze (02) a Nationals gold (04) and three silvers (96, 97, 05). As a coach, Lou led Syzygy for four years (97-00) winning gold (00) and two silvers (98, 99). Since moving to Oregon, he has coached Fugue 4 years and won a title in 2010.


by July 16, 2014, 6:52am 0

Lou takes a look at various offensive formations from top teams in the Men’s and Women’s divisions.

A Windy Open

by July 9, 2014, 6:36am 0

Having enjoyed a weekend of watching ultimate from the comfort of his own home, Lou writes a tutorial on how to play in the wind.


by July 2, 2014, 9:00am 0

There are two kinds of recovery in ultimate: the kind you make over a summer after season ends, and the kind you make in the time between points during a game. This week, Lou discusses both.

Just Watching

by June 25, 2014, 8:34am 0

Sometimes you notice an interesting pattern on the field. But what does it mean!?!? Give it time. It’ll come.


by June 18, 2014, 4:32am 0

Lou’s still got Nationals on the brain, and that’s a good thing for the rest of us.

Spirit at Nationals

by June 11, 2014, 9:40am 0

Back from an extended break, Lou compares today’s college game to what was going on when he wrote the Cheat to Win series four years ago.

Cheat to Win: The Lightning Rod

by June 4, 2014, 10:16am 0

Ever play against someone determined to influence the game with calls and antics? Here’s Lou’s advice on how to deal with them.

How to Cheat to Win (without Cheating): Marking

by May 28, 2014, 6:00am 0

Lou on how markers bend the rules and how throwers can fight it.

The Ticky-Tack Foul Call

by May 21, 2014, 9:50am 0

We continue our look back at Lou’s How to Cheat to Win (Without Cheating) series, this time with a focus on throwing fouls.


by May 14, 2014, 5:48am 0

“A bunch of old guys pulled their rusty old trucks up to the fields and stood around smoking cigarettes and laying on the horn for every score.” … why haven’t you clicked to read on yet?