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2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25579] Mon, 25 May 2009 21:03 Go to next message
ckerr4
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The results of the 2009 Callahan Award were announced yesterday
evening (Sunday, May 24th) and below are the top 5 finishers for the
men's and women's divisions.

Women's

1. Georgia Bosscher, Wisconsin
2. Anne Mercier, Ottawa
3. Emily Baecher, Michigan
4. Rohre Titcomb, Dartmouth
5. Candice Chan, British Columbia

For the second year in a row a woman from the University of Wisconsin
triumphed over a woman playing for a Canadian school. In the end,
Georgia won the Callahan by a huge margin over the 2-4 finishers who
were virtually tied. With Georgia's victory, players from the
University of Wisconsin have won three Callahan's, tying them with
Stanford and Brown University.

Men's

The men's Award went to Will Neff from the University of Michigan who
bean out Mac Taylor and Stephen Presley by a handful of votes. If
you're a college ultimate player never pass up your opportunity to
vote for the Callahan -- your ballot can make a huge difference.

Will Neff, Michigan
Mac Taylor, Colorado
Stephen Presley, Texas
Jim Foster, Wisconsin
Robert Runner, Virginia

Will is the first Callahan winner from the University of Michigan. For
the second year in a row Stephen Presley's attempt to bring a Callahan
Award to the men's program at the University of Texas fell just
short.

Congratulations to Will, Georgia and everyone that was nominated for
this year's Callahan Award.

And special thanks to Will Deaver and Jeff Kula in assisting in the
administration and presentation of the Callahan.

Charles Kerr
2009 Callahan Award Coordinator
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25584 is a reply to message #25579] Mon, 25 May 2009 21:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
H
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> For the second year in a row a woman from the University of Wisconsin
> triumphed over a woman playing for a Canadian school. In the end,
> Georgia won the Callahan by a huge margin over the 2-4 finishers who
> were virtually tied. With Georgia's victory, players from the
> University of Wisconsin have won three Callahan's, tying them with
> Stanford and Brown University.

>
> Charles Kerr
> 2009 Callahan Award Coordinator

Also tying with Stanford/Brown/Wisco is Oregon: Jody, Ben, Chelsea.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25591 is a reply to message #25579] Mon, 25 May 2009 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
scpoulos
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On May 26, 12:03 am, ckerr4 <chaske...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The results of the 2009 Callahan Award were announced yesterday
> evening (Sunday, May 24th) and below are the top 5 finishers for the
> men's and women's divisions.
>
> Women's
>
> 1. Georgia Bosscher, Wisconsin
> 2. Anne Mercier, Ottawa
> 3. Emily Baecher, Michigan
> 4. Rohre Titcomb, Dartmouth
> 5. Candice Chan, British Columbia
>
> For the second year in a row a woman from the University of Wisconsin
> triumphed over a woman playing for a Canadian school. In the end,
> Georgia won the Callahan by a huge margin over the 2-4 finishers who
> were virtually tied. With Georgia's victory, players from the
> University of Wisconsin have won three Callahan's, tying them with
> Stanford and Brown University.
>
> Men's
>
> The men's Award went to Will Neff from the University of Michigan who
> bean out Mac Taylor and Stephen Presley by a handful of votes. If
> you're a college ultimate player never pass up your opportunity to
> vote for the Callahan -- your ballot can make a huge difference.
>
> Will Neff, Michigan
> Mac Taylor, Colorado
> Stephen Presley, Texas
> Jim Foster, Wisconsin
> Robert Runner, Virginia
>
> Will is the first Callahan winner from the University of Michigan. For
> the second year in a row Stephen Presley's attempt to bring a Callahan
> Award to the men's program at the University of Texas fell just
> short.
>
> Congratulations to Will, Georgia and everyone that was nominated for
> this year's Callahan Award.
>
> And special thanks to Will Deaver and Jeff Kula in assisting in the

Good to see Will win the award. great guy, hell of a player.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25631 is a reply to message #25584] Tue, 26 May 2009 06:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ckerr4
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H:

> Also tying with Stanford/Brown/Wisco is Oregon: Jody, Ben, Chelsea.

Right, and Oregon has 3 too.

Again, I have to check one list, then look over another list. It's
hard.

I wonder who will be the next school to make it to the three award
club? Carleton and Colorado and Tufts both have two. Who will be the
first to four?

Of the first 28 awards given out, 6 schools have won over half (16) of
them. Of course, like any MVP award, going to a high profile school is
almost a prerequisite to winning -- almost every Callahan Award winner
has been on a team that qualified for the UPA College Championships
that year.

Charles
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25637 is a reply to message #25631] Tue, 26 May 2009 06:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nathan
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On May 26, 9:10 am, ckerr4 <chaske...@gmail.com> wrote:
> H:
>
> > Also tying with Stanford/Brown/Wisco is Oregon: Jody, Ben, Chelsea.
>
> Right, and Oregon has 3 too.
>
> Again, I have to check one list, then look over another list. It's
> hard.
>
> I wonder who will be the next school to make it to the three award
> club? Carleton and Colorado and Tufts both have two. Who will be the
> first to four?
>
> Of the first 28 awards given out, 6 schools have won over half (16) of
> them. Of course, like any MVP award, going to a high profile school is
> almost a prerequisite to winning -- almost every Callahan Award winner
> has been on a team that qualified for the UPA College Championships
> that year.
>
> Charles

Come on Charles, you know damn well that Brown actually has 4
Callahans:

Fortunat Mueller
Justin Safdie
Pauline Lauterbach
Joshua Ziperstein
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25643 is a reply to message #25637] Tue, 26 May 2009 06:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ckerr4
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Registered: January 2009
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> Fortunat Mueller
> Justin Safdie
> Pauline Lauterbach
> Joshua Ziperstein

Nathan, right. I guess like GPS maps have destroyed drivers' sense of
direction, spreadsheets have destroyed my ability to count.

All very embarrassing. No more posts from me on the Callahan until
2010.

Charles
2009 Callahan Coordinator
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25666 is a reply to message #25579] Tue, 26 May 2009 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neva Cherniavsky
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Registered: October 2008
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On May 26, 6:03 am, ckerr4 <chaske...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The results of the 2009 Callahan Award were announced yesterday
> evening (Sunday, May 24th) and below are the top 5 finishers for the
> men's and women's divisions.
>
> Women's
>
> 1. Georgia Bosscher, Wisconsin
> 2. Anne Mercier, Ottawa
> 3. Emily Baecher, Michigan
> 4. Rohre Titcomb, Dartmouth
> 5. Candice Chan, British Columbia
>
> For the second year in a row a woman from the University of Wisconsin
> triumphed over a woman playing for a Canadian school. In the end,
> Georgia won the Callahan by a huge margin over the 2-4 finishers who
> were virtually tied. With Georgia's victory, players from the
> University of Wisconsin have won three Callahan's, tying them with
> Stanford and Brown University.
>
> Men's
>
> The men's Award went to Will Neff from the University of Michigan who
> bean out Mac Taylor and Stephen Presley by a handful of votes. If
> you're a college ultimate player never pass up your opportunity to
> vote for the Callahan -- your ballot can make a huge difference.
>
> Will Neff, Michigan
> Mac Taylor, Colorado
> Stephen Presley, Texas
> Jim Foster, Wisconsin
> Robert Runner, Virginia
>
> Will is the first Callahan winner from the University of Michigan. For
> the second year in a row Stephen Presley's attempt to bring a Callahan
> Award to the men's program at the University of Texas fell just
> short.
>
> Congratulations to Will, Georgia and everyone that was nominated for
> this year's Callahan Award.
>
> And special thanks to Will Deaver and Jeff Kula in assisting in the
> administration and presentation of the Callahan.
>
> Charles Kerr
> 2009 Callahan Award Coordinator

Wow - on the women's side, no one from a semifinalist team made the
top 5? Call it the curse of the west coast - the vote gets divided.
In 3 years of finals appearances, has a UCSB player made the top 5?
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25699 is a reply to message #25666] Tue, 26 May 2009 09:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MrPinto
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On May 26, 8:22 am, Neva Cherniavsky <ncher...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow - on the women's side, no one from a semifinalist team made the
> top 5?  Call it the curse of the west coast - the vote gets divided.
> In 3 years of finals appearances, has a UCSB player made the top 5?

Indeed. It happens all the time on the men's side, but I has a woman
won the championship and the Callahan in the same year in this
decade? Two thoughts: lots of teams back east, maybe they vote for
who they know. Also, the west coast has tons of really good teams,
it's hard to look really good against really good opposition.

Tons of great teams and players in the NW, so that region probably
splits its votes more than anybody. The NW put three teams in the
semis last year, and they've won more championships this decade than
all other regions combined. They're also home to three of the top
three women's club teams... How do you stand out in that crowd?

Same problem for UCSB. They might have 4 of the top 10 college
players in the country (Romano, Barry, Finney, Jorgenson). That's
okay I guess, if all you care about is taking Natties with a +8 point
diff, but not if you want to appear awesome as an individual. The
Skirts are a dominating team... but that dominance gets spread around
amongst a bunch of dominant players. Harder to stand out.

Still, I imagine that Shannon and Dre can find some consolation in the
fact that they were playing on Monday, same as Kira and Katie last
year. Dre and Katie especially, since on the third try they finished
what they started.

~p
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25718 is a reply to message #25579] Tue, 26 May 2009 11:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Drew
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Congrats to the first Callahan winner over 6 ft tall in like 8 years.

Also, imo, the Callahan announcement the night before finals seems to
be becoming a predictor of sorts for how finals will go the next day.
I think it either imparts or steals confidence from finals teams with
a top candidate. I'm only thinking about the men's side, er, "open"
side, here.

2009: Mac finishes 2nd, CO team goes down 7-0 against CUT
2008: Kurt finishes 3rd(?), FLA goes down 6-1 or something to WI
2007: Heijmen wins Callahan, WI crushes on CO 15-7
2006: Gehret wins Callahan, FLA plays nearly flawless to beat WI
2005: Zip wins Callahan, beats dominant CO team
2004: Richter wins Callahan, destroys Cal

2003: first outlying year

Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
should. No?
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25722 is a reply to message #25718] Tue, 26 May 2009 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timothyegilligan
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Registered: May 2009
Member
On May 26, 11:13 am, Drew <ammahow...@wisc.edu> wrote:
> Congrats to the first Callahan winner over 6 ft tall in like 8 years.
>
> Also, imo, the Callahan announcement the night before finals seems to
> be becoming a predictor of sorts for how finals will go the next day.
> I think it either imparts or steals confidence from finals teams with
> a top candidate. I'm only thinking about the men's side, er, "open"
> side, here.
>
> 2009: Mac finishes 2nd, CO team goes down 7-0 against CUT
> 2008: Kurt finishes 3rd(?), FLA goes down 6-1 or something to WI
> 2007: Heijmen wins Callahan, WI crushes on CO 15-7
> 2006: Gehret wins Callahan, FLA plays nearly flawless to beat WI
> 2005: Zip wins Callahan, beats dominant CO team
> 2004: Richter wins Callahan, destroys Cal
>
> 2003: first outlying year
>
> Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
> should.  No?

kind of like the heisman in college football
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25726 is a reply to message #25718] Tue, 26 May 2009 11:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daag Alemayehu
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On May 26, 2:13 pm, Drew <ammahow...@wisc.edu> wrote:
> 2003: first outlying year

Ben will probably thank you for leaving out the details on that
one. :-)
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25731 is a reply to message #25726] Tue, 26 May 2009 12:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bearseth
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> > 2003: first outlying year
>
> Ben will probably thank you for leaving out the details on that
> one. :-)

Calling Ben an outlier is an understatement wrapped in a euphemism.

Oh, and, 15-8.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25804 is a reply to message #25699] Tue, 26 May 2009 15:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
flannelcakes
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Registered: October 2008
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>
> Still, I imagine that Shannon and Dre can find some consolation in the
> fact that they were playing on Monday, same as Kira and Katie last
> year.  Dre and Katie especially, since on the third try they finished
> what they started.
>
>      ~p


Claire Suver was UW's Callahan nominee, not Shannon.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25811 is a reply to message #25804] Tue, 26 May 2009 16:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
salilg89
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On May 26, 6:16 pm, flannelca...@gmail.com wrote:
Quote:

"Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
should. No?"

Yesterday, Mac Taylor, callahan runner-up, still played tremendously.
I don't think his callahan loss, so to speak, affected him too much.
CUT just played very well, and other Mamabird players made some bad
throws and drops, including a pull.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25817 is a reply to message #25804] Tue, 26 May 2009 17:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MrPinto
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On May 26, 3:16 pm, flannelca...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Still, I imagine that Shannon and Dre can find some consolation in the
> > fact that they were playing on Monday, same as Kira and Katie last
> > year.  Dre and Katie especially, since on the third try they finished
> > what they started.
>
> >      ~p
>
> Claire Suver was UW's Callahan nominee, not Shannon.

My bad... Sorry, Claire!

~p
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25845 is a reply to message #25811] Tue, 26 May 2009 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tonercheck
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> "Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
> should.  No?"
>
> Yesterday, Mac Taylor, callahan runner-up, still played tremendously.
> I don't think his callahan loss, so to speak, affected him too much.

CUT fans often cheered Callahan whenever Mac had the disc...classy...
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25846 is a reply to message #25845] Tue, 26 May 2009 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul
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On May 26, 10:04 pm, "itone...@gmail.com" <itone...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
> > should.  No?"
>
> > Yesterday, Mac Taylor, callahan runner-up, still played tremendously.
> > I don't think his callahan loss, so to speak, affected him too much.
>
> CUT fans often cheered Callahan whenever Mac had the disc...classy...

Really? I was on the other end of the bleachers but I heard no such
thing.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25904 is a reply to message #25846] Wed, 27 May 2009 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tonercheck
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> > CUT fans often cheered Callahan whenever Mac had the disc...classy...
>
> Really? I was on the other end of the bleachers but I heard no such
> thing.

Really - I was about 10 rows behind them
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25924 is a reply to message #25845] Wed, 27 May 2009 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KRDonnie
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On May 26, 10:04 pm, "itone...@gmail.com" <itone...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Seems like the Callahan carries more weight in players minds than it
> > should.  No?"
>
> > Yesterday, Mac Taylor, callahan runner-up, still played tremendously.
> > I don't think his callahan loss, so to speak, affected him too much.
>
> CUT fans often cheered Callahan whenever Mac had the disc...classy...

Which would seem odd to me since Kanner didn't make the top 5...was he
even Top 10?

And is Grant a short lister for the 2010 Callahan?

-Donnie
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25925 is a reply to message #25924] Wed, 27 May 2009 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Colt
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I don't think CUT nominates their boys for the Callahan, Donnie.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25928 is a reply to message #25925] Wed, 27 May 2009 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
adam wiseman
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LTPYC, Donnie.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25931 is a reply to message #25925] Wed, 27 May 2009 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KRDonnie
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On May 27, 3:43 pm, Colt <ColtUltim...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think CUT nominates their boys for the Callahan, Donnie.

I didn't think they did either, but I could swear I saw Kanner's name
on the list when I was voting.

-Donnie
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25934 is a reply to message #25931] Wed, 27 May 2009 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rdelcasino
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On May 27, 3:29 pm, Donnie <KRDon...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 27, 3:43 pm, Colt <ColtUltim...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I don't think CUT nominates their boys for the Callahan, Donnie.
>
> I didn't think they did either, but I could swear I saw Kanner's name
> on the list when I was voting.
>
> -Donnie

Kanner finished top ten, it may have been a regional coordinator
nomination. Though Chris Kosednar had posted something for his
campaign on his blog a while back so maybe they did nominate him.

Wouldn't be surprised if he won it next year.
Re: 2009 Callahan Award: Winners [message #25947 is a reply to message #25934] Wed, 27 May 2009 17:36 Go to previous message
colinmcintyre
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On May 27, 4:51 pm, rdelcas...@gmail.com wrote:
> On May 27, 3:29 pm, Donnie <KRDon...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On May 27, 3:43 pm, Colt <ColtUltim...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I don't think CUT nominates their boys for the Callahan, Donnie.
>
> > I didn't think they did either, but I could swear I saw Kanner's name
> > on the list when I was voting.
>
> > -Donnie
>
> Kanner finished top ten, it may have been a regional coordinator
> nomination. Though Chris Kosednar had posted something for his
> campaign on his blog a while back so maybe they did nominate him.
>
> Wouldn't be surprised if he won it next year.

Looked like he played with great athleticism and seems to be dedicated
to the sport. Several great throws. Not sure if "outstanding
sportsmanship" is what comes to mind when I think of his play,
though. I was really put off watching his intentional double-team and
slap of the disc/thrower to begin the finals. I remember him playing
pretty fairly in 2007, though.
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