California State University-Monterey Bay to guest blog from 2013 NCDGC

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California State University-Monterey Bay Disc Golf Team

As 63 collegiate disc golf teams head to the 2013 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, one team is getting ready to provide a first hand account of this week’s action. The California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB) disc golf team will be providing guest posts for All Things Disc Golf while the Otters compete at this year’s National Championships. Led by coach Merle Witvoet, CSUMB qualified for the National Championships by winning the West Coast College Open this past Fall.

Earlier this year, CSUMB team member Patrick Somers was selected as a winner of a giveaway we did on our Facebook page. Somers kept in touch with us since winning the contest. Over the last few weeks, the plan was made for CSUMB to give disc golf fans a rundown of just what it is like to compete in the NCDGC. Over the course of the tournament, check back to All Things Disc Golf for details on how the Otters are stacking up against the rest of the field.

Lets take a look at the CSUMB roster for the NCDGC:

Sean LaTour

  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Age: 25
  • Year, Major: 4th Year – Liberal Studies
  • Primary throwing style: LHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: ESP Nuke, King Cobra, SSS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Competitive, Good under pressure, Driving distances

Eric McBurney

  • Hometown: Ukiah, CA
  • Age: 22
  • Year, Major: 4th Year – Kinesiology
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Boss, Roc, SSS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Driving far distances, Clutch pressure player

Hyuma Ohkawa

  • Hometown: Vista, CA
  • Age: 22
  • Year, Major: 4th Year – Japanese
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Star Boss, Shockwave, SSS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Driving distances and saving par

Matt DeRyk

  • Hometown: Placerville, CA
  • Age: 23
  • Year, Major: 4th Year – Kinesiology
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Star Katana, Karma, OG Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Putting and great mid-range game

Sam Bahlenhorst

  • Hometown: Brea, CA
  • Age: 23
  • Year, Major: 4th Year – Psychology
  • Primary throwing style: RHFH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Boss, Gator, Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Hitting forehand lines and putting (Defending National Collegiate Putting Champion)

Trevor Hodgins

  • Hometown: Burbank, CA
  • Age: 20
  • Year, Maor: 3rd Year – Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Rampage, Axis, OG Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Playing in the wind

Patrick Somers

  • Hometown: Lompoc, CA
  • Age: 21
  • Year, Major: 3rd Year – Psychology
  • Primary throwing sthle: RHFH and RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Ti Nuke, Roc, SS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Forehand shots, upshots

Brian Schoenfelder

  • Hometown: Columbus, OH
  • Age: 32
  • Year, Major: 1st Year – Masters of Business Administration
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Boss, Fuse, EliteX Hard Challenger
  • Specialty, known for: Short game, pressure situations

Henry Ebinger IV

  • Hometown: Ipswich, MA
  • Age: 23
  • Year, Major: 2nd Year Environmental Studies
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Striker, Ibex, Ridge
  • Specialty, known for: Killing the competition with kindness

Doug O’Dell

  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age: 24
  • Year, Major: 5th Year – Business Administration
  • Primary throwing stle: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Rogue, Ti Buzzz, Ion
  • Specialty, known for: Accuracy

Erik Price

  • Hometown: Carpinteria, CA
  • Age: 21
  • Year, Major: 3rd Year – Business Administration
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Cannon, Buzzz, SSS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: My mustache and having a blast!

Victor Calero

  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age: 25
  • Year, Major: 3rd Year – Kinesiology
  • Primary throwing style: RHBH
  • Favorite driver, midrange, putter: Rogue, Buzzz, SSS Wizard
  • Specialty, known for: Approach shots

We are very excited to have the CSUMB disc golf team on board to guest blog while they are at the NCDGC. It should go without saying, but we of course have full support of every collegiate disc golf team at this week’s tournament. If you’re a Facebook user, you can keep up with other CSUMB disc golf chatter at their Facebook group.

Stay tuned for updates from the Hippodrome!

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