The History of Ultimate Frisbee

Timeline created by rebecca12
In History
  • Amherst College Utimate game

    Amherst College Utimate game
    Students at Amherst College develop a Frisbee football game with a serving tray. Rules were very similar to the modern rules of Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Frisbee production

    Frisbee production
    Wham-O becomes the sole producer of the "Frisbee."
  • Columbia High School students invent "Frisbee Football"

    Columbia High School students invent
    A group of students from the school paper and student council at the New Jersey High School create a game using Wham-O's frisbee which they nickname "Frisbee Football."
  • Rules written down

    Rules written down
    Joel Silver, founder of the sport at Columbia High School, writes down the rules of his newly developed game.
  • First collegiate game played

    First collegiate game played
    First collegiate Ultimate Frisbee game takes place between Rutgers and Princeton. Rutgers won the game 29-27.
  • First organized national tournament

    First organized national tournament
    The National Collegiate Championships was played between eight teams at Yale University. Rutgers took the crown.
  • World Flying Disc Federation founded

    World Flying Disc Federation founded
    WFDF, an international governing body of all flying disc sports, is founded, recognizing Ultimate Frisbee as one of its sports.
  • First World Ultimate Club Championships

    First World Ultimate Club Championships
    The games were held in Cologne, Germany. USA took the men's and women's crown.
  • Ultimate Frisbee recognized as an official sport in the World Games

    Ultimate Frisbee recognized as an official sport in the World Games
    The sport is recognized in the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan as an offical sport.