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The San Francisco Dogfish have signed Beau Kittredge for the 2013 MLU season, general manager Chris Sherwood announced Wednesday.
“We’re excited to have one of the top players in the bay and in the world to build a team around,” said Sherwood. “As well as his innate skills, Beau brings a fantastic work ethic to the team.”
The 6’4” Kittredge is a household name in the Ultimate world and has competed at the highest levels of Ultimate. When in college at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Kittredge competed with Mamabird at several Nationals including winning the College Championships in 2004. He was a two-time contender for the Callahan Award and famously ‘jumped over a guy.’
“I couldn’t imagine a better first signing than Beau Kittredge,” said Justin Safdie, Dogfish Head Coach. “Beau is the best athlete that Ultimate has ever seen. I can’t wait to set him loose on the rest of the West.”
While in Colorado, Kittredge played four years with Johnny Bravo finishing as high as second in 2007 at the UPA Ultimate National Championships. After leaving Colorado, Kittredge moved to San Francisco and joined the club team Revolver. As a member of Revolver, he won two World Championships (2010 WUCC, and 2012 WUGC) and two Club National Championships.
“Let’s make this sport what it can be,” Kittredge said when asked about his plans with the Dogfish. “I am looking forward to giving SF another sports team worthy of the city’s winning culture.”
Kittredge gives the Dogfish, whose tryouts start the 27th of this month, a great head start on building their team. “With our tryouts and combine coming up next week, we’re excited to be attracting players of Beau’s caliber,” Sherwood added.