Ultimate Rob

July 08, 2011 13:42 ET

Robert McLeod to Compete in the 2011 WFDF World Flying Disc Championships

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2011) - Robert McLeod, an ultimate frisbee player and coach from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be travelling to Fort Collins, Colorado on July 18 to compete in the 2011 WFDF World Flying Disc Championships.

McLeod, who has been throwing frisbees for 11 years, is one of two Canadians travelling to Colorado to compete. This will be his first time competing in a Flying Disc event, and this being the World Championships, an event held every 4 years.

He has been playing ultimate frisbee for 10 years and said that what really drew him to the sport was the frisbee. "Unlike a ball, when you throw a frisbee, it isn't a slave to gravity and depending on the angle of release, you can do pretty much whatever you want with the disc." McLeod will be competing in 5 events - distance, accuracy, discathon, disc golf, maximum time aloft and throw-run-catch.

The frisbee really is amazing - the world record in the distance event is 250m (two and a half football fields). McLeod, while he would love to set a world record, is really looking forward to the competition, meeting legends from the sport and just soaking up the experience. He will be bringing his video camera because, as he says, "the only videos of the events available online aren't very good quality and don't give justice to how exciting this sport is."

Videos of Rob are available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hx8oSsB4E and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKanTO30Z5Q

You can follow his progress through his website at www.ultimaterob.com.

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