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Introducing the 2017 Hodag Rookies!!

Adam Klaus - A junior from Mt. Prospect, IL majoring in finance and operations & technology management.

Andrew "Dirtball" Everts - A senior from Cottage Grove, WI majoring in computer science.

Ben Pavelka - A freshman from Hopkins, MN majoring in business.

Cody Milstein - A junior from Eugene, OR majoring in english & communication arts.

Joey Unrein - A sophomore from Milwaukee, WI majoring in nuclear engineering.

Karter Keller - A freshman from Hudson, WI who is undecided.

Kevin Conway - A junior from Apple Valley, MN majoring in psychology.

Maddox Hill - A freshman from Western Springs, IL who is undecided.

Introducing the 2016 Hodag Rookies

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: Road to the Repeat is now streaming on Vimeo!

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!

No Wisco Recap and New Rookies


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.   

2014-2015 Tryouts

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

Hodags take Regionals!

Hoadags take regionals knocking of CUT in the finals. See the write-up here. Also make sure to vote for Colin Camp for Callahan. An incredible captain who instills his love for our program and ultimate in everyone, if you need convincing watch this.

Introducing the Kevin Crowley Spirit Award

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.

2014 Spring Schedule

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.

New Hodags!

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 2013

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 or Jordan O'Neill at

2013-2014 Wisconsin Hodag Tryouts

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 or Jordan O'Neill at

Hodags Take the Region!

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.

Hodag Merchandise

Check out our updated merchandise page!


Hodags take 5th at the Stanford Invite...details to follow

Warm Up: A Hodag Affair

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. 

A Late Blue/Black Scrimmage

Hodags held the annual Blue/Black scrimmage last Thursday night at the McClain Center. Highlights are shown here.

Hodags! Spring 2013


Check out the blog for information on MLC and what's been goin' on with the Hodags since tryouts! Also, check out the MLC highlightsLook for Updates in the next few weeks concerning the Blue-Black scrimmage and Florida Warm-up!

Tryout tournament this weekend in Delafield WI. 10/13-10/14


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)!

Team Air China                                           Team American Airlines

Dayu Liu (C)                                                  Colin Camp (C)
Richie Giza                                                    Dan Wylie
Brian Hart                                                       Peter Guerin
Danny Gollin                                                  Lucas Simon-Wambach
Ben Rehmann                                               Andrew Meshnick
Kevin Etzel                                                    Connor Hartigan
Jordan O'Neill                                               Kelsen Alexander
Roy Fang                                                       Arren Alexander
Craig Cox                                                      Thomas Coolidge
Mike Gionet                                                   Azad Darbandi
Tanner Marshall                                           Danny Stuligross
Austin Reif                                                    Matt Stuligross
Ross Barker                                                 Jan Szmanda 
Nick Ladas                                                   Eric Jorgensen
Colin Sunde                                                 Nick Zeman
Sam Loveland                                              Bill Kluender  
Graeme Kernick                                           Sterling Knoche
Brian Novotny                                               Kyle Geppert 
Matt Becker                                                   Shane Saddison-Bradford   
Avery Johnson                                              Aaron Speiss               

Hodag Tryouts 2012/Pre-Tryout Open Scrimmages

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 or Colin Camp at 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:

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May 28th - Nationals

 The Hodags go 6-1 on the weekend only losing to Pittsburgh in the finals to take 2nd place.

April 29th - Regionals

The Hodags go 7-1 on the weekend beating Luther to take 2nd place and qualifying for Nationals in Boulder, CO.


April 15th - Conference Championships

The Hodags go 4-0 on the weekend beating UW-Milwaukee in the finals to take 1st place and qualifying for Regionals.

Full Tournament Results

April 1st - Someday Tournament

The Hodags hosted the tournament and took 2nd behind Minnesota, going 6-1 on the weekend.

Full Tournament Results

March 18th - Centex 2012

 The Hodags take third in Austin, going 6-1 on the weekend. 

Full Tournament Results

Skyd Tournament Recap

March 4th - Stanford Invite

 The Hodags take third in Stanford, going 4-1 on the weekend. 

Full Tournament Results

Skyd Tournament Recap

Hodags vs CUT at Warm Up

Hodags vs. Cut at Warm Up

Watch as the 2011 Regional Champions Wisconsin Hodags duke it out against the 2011 National Champs Carleton CUT early on in the 2012 season

Feb. 5th - Florida Warm-Up

The Hodags take third in Tampa, going 6-3 on the weekend. 

Full Tournament Results

Highlights here:


Florida Warm-Up 2012

Jan. 18th - Newsletter

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!

Hodag Newsletter

Dec. 14th - Blue Black Scrimmage!


The two sides square off in the final practice of the year. Expecting big things in 2012!

Nov. 14th - Hodags win MLC

After a windy weekend in Columbia the Hodags return back to Madison as the champs!

Highlight Video

Check out MLC footage right here!!!

Oct. 10th - Tryout tournament this weekend in Delafield WI.

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)!

9/28 - Round 3 of Hodag Tryouts are officially underway

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!

26 non-returner tryout players

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

Photos From the College Series

We've added some highlight pics from college nationals and regionals! Check it out in our "photos" section


Bergen with a huge layout for the score

Hodag Blog

  • Regionals

  • 05/05/2011, 3:44pm CDT , By Zach Alter
  • Hodags win regionals on home turf
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