Chicago Wildfire GM CJ O’Brien on the city’s own professional Ultimate Frisbee team

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CJ O'Brien (L) and Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra talks with CJ O’Brien, the General Manager of the Chicago Wildfire of the American Ultimate Disc League: Chicago’s first professional ultimate frisbee club.  They discuss the growth of the sport that has a strong community in the city, the positions and basics of play for those unfamiliar with the game (which combines elements of football and soccer) transitioning from his own playing career at Illinois, why the fast-paced action appeals to the next generation of sports fans and more.


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