Men's Ultimate Frisbee
Welcome to the Braineater world.
The Claremont Colleges' 5-C Ultimate Frisbee team, the Braineaters, was founded in 1979 at Pitzer College with the team name stemming from a 1950's B-movie title. Made up primarily of Pitzer students, the Brains played their first games against teams such as Oxy and Redlands. Founded on the principals of good spirit and fair play, the early teams were led by people such as Jeff Landesman and Howie Wein. Throughout the 80's the team expanded across the 5 colleges, steadily bringing in more and more Pomona and Harvey Mudd students. The late 80's and early 90's saw the Brains establish themselves as the strongest small school Ultimate team in SoCal. In 2006, the Braineaters had a breakout season, following surprising success at the Trouble in Vegas tournament, prompting the question, "who the @#%$ is Claremont??," the Brains went on to finish forth at regionals, losing in the game-to-go-to-nationals against UCSB. With only 1 bid in 2007, the Brains finished a respectable 3rd at regionals, and after winning their section in 2008, saw dissapointing losses to Arizona and UCSB at regionals to again finish 4th.
With a strong, young team heading into the 2009 season, the Braineaters are poised to write a new chapter in team history.