BioAdding to the overall team GPA, this Computer Science Phd student hails from the land of carpool lanes and children-out-of-wedlock governors, California. With 2 years of eligibility left, this well-dressed quasi-hipster adds versatility to the team on perfectly still days. Self-declared utility player, he also brought an ACL-tearing curse to the team. Number 1 on his jersey, number 9 on the depth chart, he's still waiting for the day when everyone forces backhand.
BioThis motor boatin’ son of a gun loves to hunt, fish, and layout from 6 feet behind the play. My man Joe Bayer brought four years of experience from the University of Dayton to the Mr Yuk squad. This old sailor had the most active mark this side of the Mississippi and loved him some D-Line. We will miss his ripped bod and his affinity for death euchre as he becomes a grown ass man working in Cincinnati. Write that down.
|Hometown||New Hyde Park, NY|
BioJon is going into his senior year at CMU. He was thrust into a key role on the O line after injuries took out some other handlers. He also concurrently developed a ballin' ass hammer which he used to slice apart zones. He loves to talk about ultimate, although sometimes you might not understand what he's trying to say. It's okay. Just nod your head.
BioThis Pittsburgh local has been playing Ultimate longer than almost anyone on the team. His silky smooth throws and on field smarts helped him make the jump to Yuk this past season. The highlight of his illustrious career on Harmful, which included a stint as Captain, was catching the game winning throw to beat the Edinboro A team at Fall Phling in 2009. His long hair and lanky physique have thus far prevented him from improving his ups with Yuk, but that may change after a few years of “broing out” with Brodie Smith at the University of Florida, where he will be studying Lightning.
BioWith 3 years of experience on Mr. Yuk, Ton is our shut-down cutter-defender. Known throughout the region for his nasty layout D's, Ton always make sure the cameras are off before he does something awesome. Seriously, we rarely catch him on film. Ton is also a great deep cutter, except when the disc floats a little too high. Next year, Ton will learn to surf while pursuing doctoral studies in Materials Science at UCSB and play out his fifth year with the notorious Black Tide. Also, he has the coolest fuzzy red hat.
|Hometown||Cherry Hill, NJ|
BioDave joined Mr. Yuk last year as a D-line handler. As a handler, Dave is always looking to embarrass his defender by sneaking up-line or breaking the mark. Defensively, Dave has beautiful layout form, which he once demonstrated with a horizontal, shoulder-high bid out of bounds at high tide. Off the field, Dave enjoys programming, working out in the gym, and all things asian. He makes the highlight reels too.
BioContinuing the line of worst spirited players on Mr. Yuk, Adam Knowlton plays with intensity and smarts. One of the go-to cutters on the D-line, Adam can be counted on to get open underneath and throw a not-so-bad flick bomb to a streaking deep cutter. Guaranteed to call a foul on any fifty-fifty disc, Adam once had a twenty minute discussion about an out-of-bounds call. After playing for Pittsburgh Forge in the summer of 2009, Adam came back to Mr. Yuk harder, better, faster, stronger, and never over, becoming a increasingly instrumental player on the team. Over the next year Adam will do research for WVU and continue his career as a club player.
|Major||History and Statistics|
|Hometown||North Olmstead, OH|
BioJesse is the team hobo. Look for him wearing torn clothes covered in paint. He was the treasurer in 2010, the captain in 2011, and will be the treasurer once again in his fifth year. He tore his ACL early in the '10-'11 season (due to the curse of Akshay) putting him out of play for the rest of the school year. However, Jizzy proceeded to take a year off of school, continue captaining the team, and will be back in the spring of '12. Expect to see him dropping dimes (but not literally of course. Jesse would never forget any coins).
|Major||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Hometown||St. Louis, MO|
BioAccording to Ben's Facebook page, his interests include 'Flying Discs' and 'Hitting It From the Back.' One of those has to do with the fact that Ben is the Captain of Mr. Yuk in the 2011-2012 season. Something to know about Ben is that he will sky you, there's no way to avoid it. Mild case of the dropsies aside, our fearless leader is our most valuable cutter and has the ability to make any defender look foolish, if he decides to turn it on. Ben has big plans for Yuk this season and even bigger plans for your lady parts.
BioScott joined Mr. Yuk as a freshman by wow-ing the captains with his athleticism and intensity. Over the past two seasons, he has developed disc skills and field awareness, and has earned himself a pivotal role on our D line. Scott loves to layout, hitting the ground over and over again at practices and tournaments and getting tons of ridiculous blocks. Unfortunately, one encounter with the ground, following a jump of a two-story roof, left Scott with shattered bones in his ankle and incapacitated him for most of the winter. Apart from ultimate, Scott is an active member of the CMU campus community as a residential assistant, teaching assistant, and a assistant director for our pre-college program.
BioAs a four year veteran of Mr Yuk, Zilla showed off his veteran savvy this year, transitioning to the handler role after a desperate need arose this past season. With his tongue out, he throws obscene flick bombs and orders schmonsters in record time. Attracted to attractive tall blondes, JakeZilla will be remembered for awesome innuendo as he enters the real world in Madison, WI in 2011.
BioThis man drives a tank and is not afraid to use it. The definition of utility player, Frank has played every position on Yuk and then some over his three years with us. With the ability to five hole anyone on the team, Frank Perry had some of the most epic shenanigans of anyone with his mad combination of style and facial hair. With flick bombs and power position hammers at his disposal, Frank was never hesitant to take on any responsibility with Yuk and we will miss him and his sweet ass ride in the coming years
|Major||Trumpet Performance and Economics|
BioChris is a mainstay on the Mr Yuk D line and his patience brings some much needed composure to the Defensive O. Chris is a relentless worker on the field; he never stops running, and always puts himself in a position to help out his team, whether that is by getting open or by making defensive plays. On and off the field, he sweats like it's nobody's business, especially when he eats wings. One time, a waitress, noticing chris literally dripping in sweat, was legitimately concerned for his health and asked if he was going to be ok.
BioRafa frankly doesn't care what you, or anyone else, think; he knows he's a baller and he has the swag to match. His ridiculous 29" vertical, along with some insane skies (despite being one of the shorter players) earned him the nickname Mad Hopz, which he continues to live up to. Off the field, Rafa enjoys listening to dubstep and swag-surfing. Look out for him next season; he'll be the guy sitting down on the line before the pull goes up, lying down between games, and oh yeah, his dick will be in your face when the disc is in the air.
|Major||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
BioDuffman is a monster defensive force. No seriously, he is a force. You do not want him running into you. You know he just got a D because the disc is swatted 30 yards away from the field. Duffman grew a monster beard this spring. Small creatures have been found to live in it.
BioOne of four freshmen to make Mr. Yuk in 2008/2009, Wayne Huang started out as a defensive cutter with us, but during his Junior year it became apparent his talents were best suited for the O-Line cutting set. On the field, you can watch him come down with hucks he shouldn't have a shot at pulling down, and ripping backhands. Off the field, Wayne can be seen enjoying long walks around campus with his lady friend, showing off his abs, and doing other Asian things.
|Major||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
BioNipunn is an all-around solid player. Skills-wise he has great hucks and break throws, and defensively he is a monster in the air. He also has sick layouts. Having recovered from wrist surgery and a summer with Seattle's Voodoo, he hopes to explode in the college scene this coming year.
BioHint for defenders: Loves to break with the IO flick
BioTech-savvy nerd, monster bidder, and well-dressed wannabe-hipster, Joshua Debner is famous for playing balls-out defense, throwing blade flicks, and backhand lasers. Debner's lighthearted attitude also makes him one of the funnest people to play with. He's travelled to every country imaginable, and this Speedy Gonzalez once ran a marathon at an 8:37 pace without any training. Tally ho' debnah, at Microsoft next year.
BioAfter being injured for the bulk of his first two years on Mr. Yuk, Max Gillett, determined to stay healthy, took the field as an O-line cutter on Mr. Yuk. Handlers can count on him to get open and subsequently throw something questionable that thankfully often gets completed, like his signature thumber (which he can throw up to 60 yards). He's a huge fan of Starcraft and is a loyal viewer of the professional gaming leagues. And if you ever want to talk about discrete math, Max is your guy.
BioAnother one of those California hippies, Robbie has the work ethic of the Italian Stallion himself. After establishing himself as a “superstar” cutter after four years at Cal Tech, Robbie joined Yuk and instantly became the 10th man, only behind Akshay Krishnamurthy, pun intended. Famous for clap catching everything, Robbie works hard on and off the field, often missing social events to play with his robot girlfriend. Now that he is out of college eligibility, Robbie might possibly be excited to coach Harmful next season…maybe.
BioWhat he lacks in height, he more than makes up for in sideline presence. Voted best heckler and a number of other things, Duescher is one of the funnest people to be around, whether it is his never-ending stories about Ultimate shenanigans or his obscene knowledge of just about everything Ultimate related.
|Major||Economics and Statistics|
BioJ.P. has his own way of doing things. One of the most improved players in the Fall of 2010, J.P. went from being a slightly erratic player who held onto the disc too long (with a flick bomb) to a consistently reliable handler (with a flick bomb). His laser rocket throws are no excuse for dropping one of his discs when they hit you right in the chest. Not much is known about J.P. off the field. I know he likes poetry and that's about it. If you can track him down, let us know what he's like.
|Occupation||Neuroscience Ph.D. student|
BioAfter declining a career in professional lacrosse, Corey Flynn decided to dominate the sport of Ultimate on the backhand side. He wears a mouthguard to protect from cavities and intimidate opponents. For the last decade, Corey has been throwing 70 yard backhand bombs and 30 yard flick hucks to younger and younger generations of Yuk players. He once made a man’s ear bleed, destroyed a man’s knee, and in a single season, he "indirectly" injured Max Gillett twice. He is the proud inventor of the nickname "Bunnelvision" and his favorite place to eat after a tournament is "your mom’s house." In all seriousness, Corey Flynn helped lead the Mr Yuk program to such great heights as both a player and coach. This summer, Corey will leave the Pittsburgh area for the first time in six years and head to Boston where he will study as a Bioinformatics Scientist. We shall miss you greatly Dr. Flynn.
|Occupation||Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student|
BioHailing from the dirty South, Kaner joined us after four glorious years at Georgia Tech. Drawn to the wonderful weather of Pittsburgh after 22 years in the south, he also dominates Ultimate on the backhand side. Kaner's laid back attitude and love of the BBQ make him the life of every summer holiday party. We are enjoying Kaner's vision for Mr Yuk as a program, but more importantly, his significantly shorter huddle speeches.