Tenacity, intelligent play, and a strong mental game are qualities by all frisbee players, especially those on the defensive side of the disc. In his time on the T-Birds, Peter has undergone a renaissance. Originally starting out as an offensive downfield threat, he honed his defensive craft, becoming an all-star defender, and a disc-dominant distributor. The metamorphosis resulted in a rare type of player that has a enviable symbiosis of defensive instincts and offensive aptitude. Add to the fact “Petey” plays every point like it’s his last on the field, his multi-faceted game leaves many teams wondering “What just happened?”
Name: Peter Yu
Field of study: Mostly English
How/when did you start playing ultimate?
Started in grade 11 when my PE teacher kept pestering me to tryout; said yes for the
hunnies. (Hunnies are girls in case you were confused.)
Who is your most influential player & why?
What is your favourite ultimate moment?
Playing at Pumpkin Pull in 2013 with a pick-up team called Where’s Waldo. I think our average height was 5’4. Our girls were super sick though, and carried us through the tournament where we lost in the finals on Universe point to a mash-up of old Furious/Traffic players. I got to meet Mike Grant; his flick pull is ridiculous.
Favourite throw/ultimate play?
Throwing a floaty OI flick to a big Fred Lam sky for the goal, while I am falling down.
Any hobbies outside of ultimate?
Watching the NBA, surfing YouTube, Pokemon, making fun of Guo, being terrible at playing pool, reading.
Have you played on any club/pro teams outside of TBirds?
Furious George / Vancouver Nighthawks, Blackfish, Team Canada
Any interesting facts about you?
If I were any taller, I’d probably have pursued my dream of becoming an NBA player instead of playing frisbee. I think of that every time someone inevitably tells me I’d be a super sick frisbee player if I were a little bit taller;dawg I’d be rockin’ the NBA by now!
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