The Chicago Wildfire: Chicago’s Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Chicago has a professional ultimate Frisbee team, the Chicago Wildfire. Professional Ultimate Frisbee is played within the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), comprised of teams all across the country including three Canadian teams. With a large youth movement of the sport in the Chicago suburbs, the Wildfire is reaching out to all […]

Becoming a professional athlete (sort of)

Trying to show them by best stuff

By Elan Kane It’s 1:15 a.m. and I’m at an indoor turf facility somewhere in southwest Chicago. I’m in a huddle surrounded by 35 other ultimate Frisbee players, vying for a spot on Chicago’s professional ultimate Frisbee team. The head coach holds up his clipboard, showing a blank sheet of paper. “This is the current […]