Berlin High School’s Ultimate team held its first-ever practice in May of 2022.
One year later, the squad earned a state championship.
Berlin went 4-0 in the Division II Ultimate tournament, held May 21, and outscored its opponents 43 to 5 on the way to claiming the state title in the team’s inaugural season.
Originally known as ultimate Frisbee, Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played with a disc flung by hand.
The Division II champs are: Noah Arce-Caliskan, Sean Colello, Kevin Daley, Terrence Dornfried, Malcolm Ferguson, Zachary Hills, Matthew Jamrozek, Luke Johnson, Nicholas Koops, Thomas Lewis, Dominic Mongillo, Bryan Morris, John Pease, Charles Pinchera, Hiram Sepulveda, Nathan Snyder, William Turgeon, Austin Vale da Serra and Zachary Wall.
The team is coached by Berlin High School math teacher Bryan Forman.
The sudden success of the program is thanks to the intense dedication of every player and the hours they were willing to commit to improving.
They are a truly exceptional group and their state title was hard-earned and well-deserved.