Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to meet Ashlin in person. But I heard a lot about this young talented guy who evolved very quickly from a rookie to high level ultimate player. So I tried couple of times but every time he answered “Sorry, but no”. That was sad. Comparing to our other very experienced coaches Ashlin could be a great example that years of play is not all you need to be a good coach. Much more important is passion and intellect.
I wanted to be captain because I believe it's my time to take on a bigger role with Revolver and help shape our future.
Our leadership has always helped us advance forward with greater goals in mind than just winning that year's championship, and I hope I can help extend Revolver's record of outstanding leadership.
Ultimate is played by absolutely different people. You remember some of them for super game on the field, some for spending great time with them off the field, some, very few, for both. I would say that for me Chris is of secon type.
His older brother, Kurt:
Chris is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. His personality is contagious and you won't go a minute in a conversation with him without laughing. He is genuine, honest, loyal, and dedicated. His unwavering positive outlook on life is contagious with those who are around him. Chris exemplifies the kind of person you want as a teammate, the kind of person you want as a friend, and the kind of person you want as a brother.
Chris has a strong passion for Ultimate and as his teammate on the field for so many years I can safely say that there has never been a dull moment when Chris was around. The campers are lucky to have Chris at this camp. He will surely make this a memorable experience for many of the campers with his on-field shenanigans and his off-field blooper. Chris will easily be everyone's favorite coach by the end of the trip.
Every sport has athletes who are not just very fast and strong, but also have something that always draws your attention and makes you come back to see their performance again and again. Kurt Gibson is a person of this kind. He does have something else except his excellent sport talent. His way of playing is very elegant and he himself is very charismatic.
And now all of you will get a chance to meet Kurt and follow his great example of positive attitude to life and people, his amazing sense of commitment and efficiency.
I guess Mac is one of the best examples of how being lanky, awkward, slow teenager, you can develop into a top level player. How to take advantage of any issues and never stop improving yourself. How to lose 5 finals in a row, do not get inferiority complex and then win 4 finals in a row. And not a random finals, but two Nationals and two Worlds.
Mac takes ultimate very serious, as well as his life. When I asked him to answer this regular questions for the interview, he took it so serious, that finally we’ve got the best article in three camps.