The Tampa Bay Ultimate Frisbee Janus XXVII Tournament, came to Ellis-Methvin Park and the neighboring Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex over the weekend and brought the unique sport back to Plant City for two action-packed days.
It was the second consecutive year the tournament was hosted at Plant City’s biggest sports parks, though Tampa Bay Ultimate did make one key change in 2020: the youth tournament was instead held at Puryear Park in St. Petersburg, while Plant City hosted the open, mixed and college brackets.
Ultimate is an American invention that’s now played worldwide at the amateur and professional levels. In ultimate, or “ultimate frisbee,” players fling a disc downfield until it’s either caught in the end zone like a football touchdown or intercepted. When a disc is caught, the holder can pivot on one foot as if they caught a pass in basketball and stopped dribbling.