The ultimate disc action will be fast and furious in Highland on Saturday.
On Monday, the national rankings were released with five Utah teams making the top 20. Sky View is the highest ranked team at No. 2 with two-time state champion Lone Peak at No. 3. Others include Layton/Break Force (No. 11), Olympus (19) and Lone Peak B (20).
Four of those teams will be in action at the Lone Peak Invitational on Saturday.
“This one is the one everyone looks forward too,” said Jonathan Orlofsky, communications chairman for Utah Ultimate Disc Association.
The hosting Knights, led by their coach David Kroupa, will be the team to beat, having won all three state high school championships ever contested.
“They’re really good,” Orlofsky said, who also an assistant coach for Olympus. “They’re the benchmark.”
Sky View, Olympus, Merit Academy, Maple Mountain, Pleasant Grove, Mountain View, Springville, Timpview and Waterford will join Lone Peak’s three teams on Saturday at Mountain Ridge Junior High, starting at 9 a.m. A full schedule can be found here. It’s biggest tournament until the high school championships on May 18.
“I terms of youth, Utah is beaming with talent,” Orlofsky said.
However, at the college level, the state was dealt a blow as no Utah club advanced to regionals from the Big Sky D-1 College Open Championships held at the Weber County Fairgrounds last weekend. BYU A & B did not play in Sunday’s knockout stages while Utah and Utah State lost both their games in the knockout rounds. The 35th-ranked Cougars fared the best winning three of four, with its only loss coming to eventual winner No. 16 Whitman College, of Walla Walla, Wash.