We are proud to introduce our 7 rookies this year:
Alex Ogren - a sophomore from Edina, MN
Ian Hahn - a sophomore from Apple Valley, MN
Jacob Elias - a freshman from Golden Valley, MN
Jeff Maskalunas - a sophomore from Long Grove, IL
John Tan - a freshman from Madison, WI
Rami Paust - a freshman from Madison, WI
Sam Hebert - a junior from Verona, WI
The Blueprint documentary has been put online streaming on Vimeo! A short synopsis of the film and the link are below.
In 2008, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Men's Ultimate team, The Hodags, set out with the goal of winning a second consecutive collegiate national championship. "The Blueprint", the first fully documented championship season, follows the Hodags as they grind through workouts in a record snowfall winter, face off against Florida, Carleton, and Colorado, and struggle to overcome their biggest challenge; themselves. Packed with huge skies, full-extension layouts, and a sweet soundtrack, this is a piece of Ultimate tradition that you won't want to miss!
The Hodags hosted and played at another successful No Wisconsequences tournament in Delafield, WI this past weekend. Both tryout teams did very well, Wisco-X led by captain Craig Cox took second, and Wisco-Y led by captain Avery Johnson took fifth. Both teams sole loss came to Minnesota-Duluth and both teams notched wins over Carleton CUT and Iowa IHUC. And so, after a very long and competitive tryout process, the Hodags are pleased to welcome 6 new rookies to the team. They include:
Brandon Taitt - a fifth year from Carleton, originally from New Hope, MN.
Walter Cai - a fifth year from Cornell, originally from Madison, WI.
Nick Vogt - a freshman from Edina, MN.
Eric Von Kampen - a sophomore, originally from Hopkins, MN.
David Yu - a freshman from Madison, WI.
Gordon Peterson - a fifth year from Cornell, originally from Amherst, NY.
Next up for the 2014-2015 Hodags team is our only fall tournament Missouri Loves Company in Columbia, MO November 8th and 9th.
It is that time of year again! The Hodags are hosting open tryouts starting Wednesday September 3rd at 4:30 pm at University Bay Fields (southwest corner near the hospital parking lot). The open portion of tryouts will continue on September 8th and 10th. Come to the fields early and bring plenty of water, cleats, and a light and dark shirt.
For additional information contact Avery Johnson at email@example.com
Last year the Hodags started a new tradition with the introduction of the Kevin Crowley Spirit Award. Kevin Crowley exemplified what it meant to be a Hodag, both on and off the field. More information about the award can be found under the Crowley Spirit Award tab, including pieces by Coach Hector Valdivia and inaugural recipient Shane Saddison-Bradford.
As temperatures hit record lows here in Madison, the Hodags are dreaming of the green fields upon which they plan to dominate this spring. This year the Hodags will be traveling to, Florida Warm Up, February 14-16, Stanford Invite, March 1-2, and Centex, March 15-16. More info will be linked and posted in the Tournament Information tab as it becomes available, Hodag Love.
After a long, and very competitive tryout process, the Hodags are happy to welcome, Thomas Gallagher, Arthur Herlitzka, Chris Wilen, and Nick Ladas to the 2013-2014 team! However be on the look out in the spring for a few more new faces, as the Hodags have decided to go with a more fluid boundary between themselves and the Pimpdags in order to field the best team possible come the series.
No Wisconsequences will be held the weekend of October 12th and 13th, 2013 at the Milwaukee Polo Grounds in Delafield, WI. For additional information, please contact Colin Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan O'Neill at email@example.com.
It's that time of year again! The Hodags will be hosting open tryouts on September 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th at 4:30PM at the University Bay Fields.
The tryouts are located at the southwest part of the fields, next to the hospital parking lot:
For additional information, please contact Colin Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan O'Neill at email@example.com.
Whew! We made Nationals, that could have been embarrassing, huh? Anyway, the mud proves no match for the Hodags in Cedar Falls, Iowa and we take the region. See write-up for more details regarding regionals, sectionals, Stanford...and other things. Prepare Madison for Nationals! Also, vote Brian Hart for Callahan! Watch this if you need convincing.
Check out our updated merchandise page!
Hodags take 5th at the Stanford Invite...details to follow
Hodags win Warm Up, going 9-0 on the weekend.
Possible video to come...although the camera may have broken. Here's the writeup, anyway.
Hodags held the annual Blue/Black scrimmage last Thursday night at the McClain Center. Highlights are shown here.
After 6 hard weeks of tryouts the remaining players have been split up into two teams and are given a final chance to prove they deserve a spot on this year's Hodag roster. Both teams are led by a Hodag captain as well as several other returning players. This is the fifth year in a row that the Hodags have hosted the No Wisconsequences tournament, and the level of competition looks to be incredibly high! The official 2012-2013 Hodag team will be announced this Sunday night (10/14)!
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Tryouts for the 2012-2013 Wisconsin Hodags will begin at the University Bay fields on Monday, September 10th and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 pm for six weeks! If you have any questions or need directions to the fields, please contact Dayu Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colin Camp at email@example.com. Pre-Tryout open scrimmages will be Wednesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 6th at the same time and location. All are welcome, no playing experience necessary! Please bring a white shirt and a colored shirt and cleats.
Here is a link to the Facebook page for this year's tryouts:
The Hodags take third in Tampa, going 6-3 on the weekend.
The first newsletter of the 2012 season is available for download! This edition features new additions to the roster as well as messages from Hector and some of the veteran players on the team. The newsletter can be viewed online or downloaded by right-clicking the link and selecting "Save Link As.." Enjoy!
After a windy weekend in Columbia the Hodags return back to Madison as the champs!
After 6 hard weeks of practices the remaining players have been split up into two tryout teams and are given a final chance to prove they deserve a spot on this year's Hodag roster. Both teams are led by a Hodag captain as well as several other returning players. This is the fourth year in a row that the Hodags have hosted the No Wisconsequences tournament, and the level of competition looks to be incredibly high! The official 2011-2012 Hodag team will be announced this Sunday night (10/16)!
After 2 very competitive rounds of tryouts the captains and officers have narrowed down the candidates for the 2012 Hodag team to 45 players. This includes 19 returning Hodags, along with 26 newcomers. This year has arguably been the most competive tryout process in recent history, and round 3 will be filled with an incredibly high level of play. The final team will be made following the No Wisconsequences tournament on Oct. 15th and 16th. Stay tuned!
|Peter Guerin||Paul Johnson|
|Roy Fang||Dan Chantigian|
|Cody Houdek||David Paul|
|Phil Schultz||Tucker Atwood|
|Joel Prince||Aaron Speiss|
|Kevin Etzel||Sam Loveland|
|Kelly McDermott||Nick Heckman|
|Mike Smith||Kelly Moses|
|John Anderson||Shane Saddison-Bradford|
|Brian Novotny||Craig Cox|
|Mike 99||Pat LaPhilliph|
|Matt Anderson||JJ Zepke|
|Jamie Holt||Kyle Geppert|