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.