The seniors of Costa Mesa scheduled to play a game of Ultimate Frisbee at Tewinkle Park on Saturday. At 1:00 pm, a few seniors showed up during the scheduled time and began to practice for the upcoming game. As time went by a handful of seniors gradually showed up until the number of people present were 12 (including myself). But in the midst of beginning the game, senior Chad Webster accidentally throws the frisbee into a 20-foot tree. In an attempt to rescue the frisbee, the senior boys began throwing branches and sticks at the tree, until James Lewis manages to save the frisbee from the tree's clutch.
At 1:30, the game officially began and everyone was assigned to their respective teams. Team Robert consisted of Robert Blackwell , Melissa Michaels, Chad Webster, Raquel Friedmann, Matt LeValley, and Warren Urbina, while Team James had James Lewis, Mitchell Grandia, Kyle Picco, Edith Esparza, and Renae Andrade. Although the teams were uneven, the game commenced and James' team advanced toward their goal. Due to the winds, the frisbee would frequently veer off course and make unexpected turns.
A while into the game, it appeared as if none of the teams were going to make a point until finally, Mitchell with a professional throw, manages to spot Renae Andrade and toss her the frisbee, making the first point of the game go to Team James. Hoping to redeem themselves, Team Robert starts the next round as the whole team spreads out. Both teams are yet again back at square one, as the winds maneuver the frisbee toward a random direction. But then hope is restored for Team Robert as Chad Webster, Matt LeValley, and Warren Urbina manage to make a goal for their team by passing the frisbee amongst themselves through a formation nicknamed the "Triangle of Power".
Determined to break the tie, both teams try to show the other who is the dominant team in ultimate Frisbee. Due to having to complete his duties as photographer for this story, Kyle Picco leaves the game and is replaced by Melissa Michaels of Team Robert, making the teams even. The frisbee was a blur as it sliced through the air and reached incredible speeds. Everyone played stupendously as Raquel caught a frisbee thrown by Robert, Mitchell tossed the frisbee to Renae, who in turn passed it to Melissa, then Edith. The game was intense and exhausting as players broke sweat.
Team Robert, after coming so close to scoring, change from offense to defense as Team James takes the frisbee. Edith , catching a frisbee thrown by James, passes it to Renae but she is suddenly guarded by a relentless Chad, who jumps wildly and constantly shouts," Ron Paul 2012, Ron Paul 2012," in hopes of distracting her. Finding James, she hands him the frisbee and runs toward the goal as Team Robert is pushed back. Locating Mitchell in the crowd of players, James throws the frisbee toward Mitchell as Mitchell in turn catches it making Team James the winners of the Ultimate Frisbee event with a score of 2-1.
Exhausted from the fun and exhilarating game, the players huddle under the shade of a tree to rejuvenate their energy. When asked how it felt to play with fellow seniors, Warren Urbina answered," Good times, good people, and of course, good Triangle of Power."