After the first four weeks of play, you will see Brendan Wong of the Vancouver Nighthawks atop the the Major League Ultimate statistics table. This is in spite of the fact that the Nighthawks have played only three games so far, while all the rest of the teams in the league save one have played four or five.
Wong may be an MLU rookie, but he is certainly not inexperienced at Ultimate. He’s been playing since 1998, and has starred for the University of British Columbia and for Vancouver’s top club team Furious George, including winning a gold medal at the WFDF World Championships in 2008 right in Thunderbird Stadium, home of the Nighthawks.
So how does he do it? I asked two of his O-line handlers, Kirk Savage and Keane Knapp. They mentioned other points as well, like his intelligence, his experience, and his humble personality, but here are five of Wong’s attributes you can see from the sidelines