Middlebury Pranksters Ultimate Team Wins D3 National Championships

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The champions. (Thanks for the pics Miriam Nielsen ’14 and Jocelyn Remmert ’13). More pics after the jump.

Update: Here is a more comprehensive report of the championship game.

Middlebury’s men’s ultimate team, the Pranksters, won the D-3 National Championships today in Milwaukee, WI beating the University of Puget Sound in a 12-11 nail-biter.

This is the first appearance for the Pranksters in the national championships since 2010, when both the Pranksters and the Lady Pranksters (the women’s team) made an appearance at the D-1 National Championships.  At the beginning of this year, the men’s team chose to compete in D-3 (the women’s team still plays D-1) with the team goal of winning the D-3 Championships (which they did, yay!). The team was seeded 10th, so it was an uphill battle all the same.

Pranksters, if you have pics, send ‘em in to middbeat[at]gmail[dot]com and we will post them!

(Update) More pics below:

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The Pranksters in their normal attire.

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Davis Whitehead ’13 and Nathan Arnosti ’13 celebrating their amazing finish

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Graduating seniors (left to right: Jeff Dobronyi, Stephen Lammers, Davis Whitehead, and Nathan Arnosti

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Davis Whitehead ’13, captain of the Pranksters, won MVP of the Final game

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More official-looking Champion photo

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Singing songs of praise and thanks to their opponents after the game

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Champions! with their new hardware and prizes

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Showing off their awesome uniforms in between games

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Stephen Lammers, captain of the Pranksters, won MVP of Round 3 of Day 1 of the tournament

Stephen Lammers ’13, captain of the Pranksters, won MVP of Round 3 of Day 1 of the tournament

  • take your sport seriously god

    good kids helluva accomplishment but as an athlete, i would be fucking pissed if i lost to a bunch of kids who dress like they do. Knowing the guys, I know they take it seriously, and that they are good, but showing up to a game in mumus and 80′s track jackets makes it seem like they don’t give a shit. Losing to them most suck because the kid who beat you was wearing a dress 30 fucking minutes prior.

    • Treehugger

      I guess it goes to show that in sports, as in life, what matters is what is inside you, not what you look like!