How do you end a 5-minute first point? A cross-field hammer to a horizontal Jeff Wodatch, of course.

As the sun was setting behind the elevated field at the Eagle’s Nest in Union City, NJ, Jeff Wodatch made a layout catch on a hammer from Jonathan Neeley to score the first point of the game between the NY Rumble and DC Current. He also earned himself the Waveborn Offensive Play of the Week.

Wodatch was confident that Neeley could get it to him in the end zone: “Neeley’s hammers have been on fire recently so I figured if he saw me open over there he’d throw it. I made the cut and he threw it. That had been such a long point that I was subbed out after a timeout and back in after an injury. I think it had been more than five minutes. I just wanted to get our D-line onto the field any way possible.”

For his efforts, Wodatch will be awarded $100 dollars and a pair of Waveborn MLU sunglasses. Major League Ultimate will also donate $100 in his name to a charity or youth Ultimate program. Wodatch has chosen HB Woodlawn High School’s ultimate team.

About The Author

Paul has worked in online content, freelance writing and education for the past ten years. A native of Baltimore with roots in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Paul grew up in a family of Ultimate enthusiasts. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in English from Goucher College in Baltimore and his Masters in Education also from Goucher. Paul was the captain of Goucher College Ultimate and then played with the Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance, Central Maryland Ultimate Association and the Los Angeles Organization of Ultimate Teams. As the Director of Content, Paul handles the online content for the MLU site and eight team sites.

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