It's been a very busy few weeks for UltiPhotos and I'm very excited about the growing network of Ultimate photographers that we are bringing together to provide coast-to-coast coverage of this sport we all love. Today's blog includes updates on The Ultimate Athlete Handbook, the Stanford Invite, and the New England Open.
The Ultimate Athlete Handbook
On February 27th, the first-ever e-book dedicated to Ultimate-specific fitness training was released. This e-book is written by Ultimate fitness expert Melissa Witmer of Ultimate Results and produced by Skyd Magazine in collaboration with UltiPhotos.
It's called The Ultimate Athlete Handbook and it's a guide to forging optimal fitness for the sport of Ultimate. The book includes sample workouts, training explanations and video demonstrations. It's a fantastic book for athletes of all ages and skill levels to develop or augment their training foundation for the sport. UltiPhotos contributed some of our best action photos from the 2011 USA Ultimate College and Club Championships to help provide inspiration for your workouts. Finally, $1 off each sale goes to support a great cause in Ultimate Peace.
We're very pleased with the extremely positive reviews that book has garnered so far, including:
Over 140 individual copies and several team copies have been sold to date! Order your copy now and take advantage of this essential guide to Ultimate fitness training today.
The Stanford Invite 2012
This past weekend, photographer Kyle McBard joined UltiPhotos for the first time ever to provide coverage of the 2012 Stanford Invite. She captured some great shots which are up in the preview galleries. Expect the full galleries to be posted later this week.
Cal skies for the disc at the 2012 Stanford Invite.
The 2012 New England Open
We are very excited to announce the addition of photographer Burt Granofsky to the UltiPhotos team. He will be providing the Official Tournament Photography for the 2012 New England Open on behalf of UltiPhotos. Burt is an experienced Ultimate photographer out of Boston and we are glad to welcome him on board for this 32-team College Open division tournament. Here's a sample of what Burt shot last year at the Northeast Club Regionals:
We would like to introduce you to a new feature on UltiPhotos.com, the UltiPhotos Blog.
UltiPhotos has grown to become the most comprehensive source of elite Ultimate tournament photography. UltiPhotos is made possible by the collaboration of several skilled photographers whose goal is to showcase the amazing action and the wonderful moments experienced in the sport of Ultimate for players and fans to enjoy for many years to come. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter and, now for the first time, we bring you the UltiPhotos Blog.
Our blog will feature the following:
So, without further ado, here's a quick update about the tournaments we will be covering in March 2012.
March 3-4, Stanford Invite
Kyle McBard joins UltiPhotos as a guest photographer to provide coverage of one of college Ultimate's most competitive tournaments, the Stanford Invite. The Open Division features reigning USAU D-I Champion, Carleton CUT and runners-up, the Wisconsin Hodags. Over half of the 16-team Open field made the USAU D-I Championships last year. In the Women's Division, the reigning USAU D-I Champion UCSB Burning Skirts and a field of Championship contenders look to hold off newcomer Sonoma State.
March 24-25, Steakfest '12
UltiPhotos' Kevin Leclaire and Brian Canniff will combine to provide the Official Tournament Photography for this exciting East coast tournament hosted by the Shippensburg University Scapegoats. Open Schedule and Women's Schedule will be up later in March. Check out my favorite photo from last year's tournament, where Ben Nguyen of Catholic University makes a fantastic layout catch as his defender lays out over him in an attempt to get the disc. If Ben hadn't laid out, there would have been a massive collision. This photo made the Spring 2011 edition of the USA Ultimate Magazine.
March 30-April 1, Fools Fest
UltiPhotos will be providing Official Tournament Photography for the 35th Annual WAFC April Fools Fest held March 30-April 1, 2012 in Fredericksburg, VA. Fools is the longest running annual tournament in the world. It's a super-fun reunion/theme tournament and the photos will prove it! Kevin Leclaire and Pete Guion will be providing the bulk of the coverage, including for the famed Saturday Night Party Slideshow. Brian Canniff will also be contributing some Sunday playoff photos if and when his own team finishes. Here are a few samples from last year's Fools-ishness.
Jane Romantseva, aka T-Rex Iron Man makes the catch.
Scuba "Incredibles" Kreider needs some refreshment.
And don't forget Blind Boxing!
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UltiPhotos is made possible by the collaboration of dedicated photographers whose shared goal is to showcase the amazing action and wonderful moments experienced in the sport of Ultimate. This blog shares their perspectives on the photos they take and provide updates on UltiPhotos plans and initiatives.