CHS Ultimate Team Finishes Third In Deep Freeze Tournament
The Catholic High Ultimate Frisbee team, Bayou Hazard, recently finished third in the Deep Freeze Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bayou Hazard went 5-1 at Deep Freeze and won its matches by five goals or more. Its lone loss was by one point to Holy Family Catholic of Cincinnati, Ohio, the 12th ranked team in the country.
Because of Bayou Hazard’s prowess on the field and its national reputation, it received a #16 national ranking in the most recent poll put out by Ultiworld.com.
Bayou Hazard will see the field again this weekend at Jesuit in New Orleans. The tournament will take place behind the high school on Banks Street and the competition will feature Jesuit, Brother Martin, St. Paul’s and Archbishop Rummel.
The ultimate team will travel to Atlanta on March 25-26 to participate in the Terminus Tournament. Two other Top 25 teams will be in attendance in Atlanta that weekend.
Michael Aguilar heads the Bayou Hazard operation for Catholic High. Aguilar is in year number six leading the ultimate frisbee squad and he is assisted by Tom Echols who is in year two with Bayou Hazard. “It is an awesome honor to be nationally ranked in our sport,” said Aguilar. “It is great for the school and our players. Tom Echols has done an outstanding job with our players, handling the practice planning and strategy facets for our guys. He always has our team well-prepared.” Aguilar was quick to point out his captains as well. “Seniors Dylan Reviere and Matt Freeburgh have been outstanding leaders. They do a great job as team captains and are hard workers and great teammates. Coach Deuce Harrison’s role as strength coach has played an important part in being ranked nationally. Our guys lift twice a week at 6 a.m. and get after it in the weight room. The mental toughness and physicality learned in the weight room has transferred over to the field.”
Aguilar says that the program’s goal is to be invited to the National High School Invitational in Chicago in the first week of June. The Invitational serves as the national championship for ultimate frisbee teams and only the top 16 receive invites.
(Photo caption: Senior Dylan Reviere throws around his mark against Independence High School at the Deep Freeze Tournament. Photo by April Gremillion.)