Ultimate Frisbee is the fastest growing team sport in the world. There is a movement to get this sport into the Olympics. Countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas have millions of players playing Ultimate.

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In the United States, the professional Ultimate league is The AUDL (American Ultimate Disc League). The MLU is now defunct (Major League Ultimate). There is a professional Ultimate team is in nearly every major American city – New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc).

Asian Americans are representing well in professional Ultimate. Nearly every team has an asian player on the roster. Some teams even have 50% asian players. MLU had an asian player in Brendan Wong getting the MVP award after setting the record for most goals scored in a season. AUDL has a young rising 19-year old star in Darren Wu – being one of the leading goal scorers in the league. As well as Ricky Szeto who lead Toronto to the 2013 Championship with 46 goals. Players of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese descent all excel in these leagues. Clearly, this is a secret sport many asians love to play.

Asians in Professional Ultimate Frisbee (AUDL and MLU)
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Last update: Jan 2017

PR Name Ethnicity Ht/Wt Pos Year League Team Notes
1 Wong, Brendan Chinese 6’2″ C-O 2016-2014 AUDL, MLU Vancouver Riptide, Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:14G,11A,9gm;
2015:28G,15A,9gm;
2014:48G,16A,MVP, MLU Scoring Record
Y
2 Szeto, Ricky Chinese 5’11” 165lbs C-O 2016-2013 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:1G,0A,1gm
2015:DNP
2014:14G,2A;
2013:46G,2A;
Led championship team in goals;
Y
1 Wu, Darren Chinese 6’1″ 2016-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:17G,8A,10gm;
2015:35G,9A,12gm;
2014:39G,7A,12gm
One of leading scorers in AUDL 2014 with 39 goals
 Y
1
Chan, Tyler
Chinese 5’10” 160lbs C-O 2016-2015 MLU Boston Whitecaps 2016:8G,10A,6gm
2015:19G,22A,8gm
MLU Rookie-of-the-Year
 Y
1 Smith, Matt White/Chinese C-O 2016-2015 AUDL Atlanta Hustle 2016:54G,30A,14gm;
2015:66G,17A,13gm
Y
2 Guo, Edward Chinese 2016-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:24G,20A,14gm;
2015:25G,12A,7gm;
2014:27G,27A
 Y
2 Chang, Steven Chinese 6’0″ Hyb 2016-2014 AUDL San Jose Spiders, LA Aviators 2016:22G,19A,10gm;
2015:8G,33A,13gm;
2014:20G,10A,8gm
Led SJ Spiders in goals (20) before season ending injury
 Y
3 Tsang, Tim Chinese H-O 2016-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide, Montreal Royal 2016:21G,27A,10gm;
2015:14G,9A,9gm;
2014:28G,23A
 Y
2 Lang, Barrs Chinese 6’1″ 175lbs C 2016-2015 AUDL SF Flamethrowers 2016:43G,21A,13gm;
2015:30G,23A,15gm
 Y
2 Cao, Chuck Chinese 6’0″ H-O 2016-2014 AUDL San Jose Spiders, SF Flamethrowers 2016:6G,42A,9gm;
2015:12G,26A,12gm;
2014:4G,11A
 Y
2 Nguyen, Bryan Vietnamese 6’0″ 165lbs C-O 2016-2015 AUDL LA Aviators 2016:47G,15A,14gm;
2015:27G,12A,13gm
Y
3 Liu, Bob Chinese 5’8″ H 2016-2013 AUDL DC Breeze, Chicago Wildfire 2016:6G,8A,9gm;
2015:12G,32A,12gm;
2014:4G,13A;
 Y
3
Phan, Henry
Vietnamese 5’8″ 145lbs H-O 2016-2014 MLU Seattle Rainmakers 2016:4G,20A,8gm;
2015:6G,20A,10gm;
2014:2G,13A
 Y
3 Yun, Jason Korean 5’11” 160lbs C-D 2016-2014 AUDL SF Flamethrowers 2016:20G,5A,11gm;
2015:9G,2A,9gm;
2014:21G,11A
 Y
4 Kiyoi, Michael Japanese 5’10” 150lbs H-D 2016-2014 AUDL LA Aviators, San Jose Spiders 2016:13G,6A,13gm;
2015:injured;
2014:19G,14A
 Y
4 Lin, Mark Chinese 6’0 170lbs H 2016-2014 AUDL Raleigh Flyers, Washington DC Breeze 2016:14G,7A,9gm;
2015:16G,8A,8gm;
2014:1G,0A
 Y
3
Vu, William
Vietnamese 6’0″ H-O 2016-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide, Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:1G,44A,12gm;
2015:3G,9A,9gm;
2014:17G,29A
 Y
4
Hirannet, Nick
Filipino 5’9″ 150lbs H-O 2016-2012 MLU Philadelphia Spinners 2016:3G,16A,9gm
2015:16G,18A,10gm;
2014:6G,26A;
 Y
4 Guerrero, Xtian Philipino 5’8″ H-D 2015 AUDL, Beach San Jose Spiders, Boracay Dragons 2015:1G, 2A, 1gm  Y
5 Kawaoka, Ryo Japanese H-D 2015-2013 AUDL, MLU San Francisco Dogfish, SF Flamethrowers 2015:0G,1A,1gm;
2014:4G,8A
5 Feng, Ben Chinese 6’2″ 2016-2014 AUDL Washington DC Breeze 2016:0G,1A,3gm;
2015:10G,16A,13gm;
2014:12G,9A
 Y
5 Hau, Jacky Chinese 6’2″ 160lbs C-D 2016-2013 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:9G,2A,18D,10gm;
2015:15G,8A,15gm
2014:9G,2A;
 Y
5 Watanabe, Phil Japanese 5’11” 180lbs H-D 2015-2013 AUDL Toronto Rush 2015:9G,5A,11gm;
2014:8G,3A;
2013:15G,7A;
5 Sun, Ryan Chinese 2015-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2015:1G,1A,5gm;
2014:28G,4A
4
Roth, Terry
Korean 5’7″ 160lbs C 2016-2013 MLU Boston Whitecaps 2016:11G,2A,9gm
2015:5G,0A,8gm;
2014:4G,1A
 Y
6 Chou, Leon Chinese 5’9″ 145lbs C-D 2016-2012 MLU Philadephia Spinners 2016:1G,10A,8gm
2015:1G,9A,9gm;
2014:8G,3A
 Y
6 Oung, Calvin Cambodian H-O 2015-2013 MLU Washington DC Current 2015:11G,10A,10gm;
2014:6G,7A
6 Nam, Ryan Vietnamese 6’1″ H-D 2015-2014 AUDL, MLU Washington DC Current, DC Breeze 2015:1G,3A,6gm;
2014:19G,21A
6 Kim, Drew Korean C-O 2015-2013 MLU San Francisco Dogfish 2015:3G,5A,7gm;
2014:7G:10A
6 Liu, Byron Chinese 5’9″ 2016-2015 AUDL SF Flamethrowers,
Atlanta Hustle
2016:7G,11A,8gm;
2015:2G,6A,3gm
 Y
6 Lee, Ryan Chinese H-D 2015-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2015:5G,7A,12gm;
2014:6G,37A
3 Wu, Casey Chinese 6’0″ C 2016-2015 AUDL San Diego Growlers 2016:32G,13A,12gm;
2015:23G,4A,8gm
 Y
6 Lim, Justin Chinese 5’10” C-O 2015 AUDL Seattle Cascades 2015:9G,10A,5gm
7 Yu, Peter Chinese H-D 2016-2014 MLU, AUDL Vancouver Riptide, Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,11A,8gm;
2015:1G,2A,3gm;
2014:5G,4A
 Y
7 Sugioka, Kohji Japanese/White 6’1″ 175lbs C-D 2016-2014 AUDL, MLU San Jose Spiders, SF Dogfish, SF Flamethrowers 2016:5G,4A,11gm;
2015:3G,5A,9gm;
2014:2G,4A
 Y
7 Zhou, Michael Chinese 6’1″ 165lbs H-D 2016-2015 AUDL Raleigh Flyers 2016:0G,0A,5gm;
2015:8G,13A,14gm
 Y
7 Tam, Richie Chinese C-D 2016-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:4G,4A,8gm;
2015:4G,0A,7gm;
2014:9G,5A
 Y
5 Chen, Will Chinese H-D 2016-2015 AUDL Seattle Cascades 2016:7G,14A,15gm;
2015:5G,6A,10gm
 Y
7
Lim, Elner
Chinese 2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2014:11G,6A
7 Lai, Allen Chinese/White 5’10” 175lbs H-O 2016-2015 AUDL Los Angeles Aviators 2016:8G,24A,14gm;
2015:7G,9A,14gm
 Y
8 Tsai, Freddie Chinese 5’10” 145lbs HYB 2015-2014 MLU Washington DC Current 2016:2G,2A,5gm
2015:4G,2A,10gm;
2014:1G,2A
8 Bui, Vinh Vietnamese/White 6’0″ 160lbs H-D 2016-2014 MLU Portland Stags 2016:3G,3A,7gm;
2015:2G,3A,9gm;
2014:2G,0A
 Y
8 Ng, Stephen Chinese 5’7″ 165lbs H-O 2016-2014 AUDL Philadephia Phoenix 2016:TBD
2015:8G,10A,12gm
 Y
7 Laviolette, Allan Korean 2016-2014 AUDL, MLU Atlanta Hustle, Seattle Rainmakers 2016:5G,18A,9gm;
2015:4G,4A,7gm
 Y
8 Ikeda, Casey Japanese 5’6″ 150lbs H 2015 AUDL SF Flamethrowers 2015:4G,5A,12gm
8 Tan, Joshua Chinese C-D 2015-2014 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:4G,1A,4gm;
2015:2G,1A,10gm;
2014:3G,1A
6 Lam, Fred Chinese C 2016-2015 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:14G,7A,8gm;
2015:3G,1A,6gm
Team Canada
 Y
8 Melo, Ed Filipino 5’10” 160lbs H-O 2015 AUDL LA Aviators 2015:2G,8A,9gm
8 Hahn, Ryan Korean/White C 2014 AUDL Salt Lake Lions 2014:10G,17A
8 Hood, Kenji White/Japanese H-D 2014 AUDL Salt Lake Lions 2014:11G,10A
8 Chu, Ted Chinese 5’10” 165lbs Hyb 2016-2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:4G,0A,6gm;
2015:5G,4A,7gm
 Y
8 Lam, Nathan Chinese 5’6″ 148lbs C-D 2016-2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:10G,2A,9gm;
2015:8G,0A,10gm
 Y
8 Phan, Anthony Vietnamese H-D 2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2015:5G,3A,8gm
6
Xu, Scott
Chinese C-D 2016-2015 MLU New York Rumble 2016:15G,12A,8gm
2015:2G,1A,9gm
 Y
8 Chuck, Colby Chinese 5’6″ 129lbs H 2016 MLU San Francisco Dogfish 2016:3G,2A,4gm  Y
9 Saito, Takuya Japanese C-D 2014 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2014:5G,2A
9 Liu, Aaron Chinese H-D 2013 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks
9 Aizawa, Shintaro Michael Japanese C-D 2013 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks
9 Lee, Corey Chinese H-D 2014-2013 MLU San Francisco Dogfish, New York Empire 2014:8G,5A
9 Ye, Ruozhou Chinese 6’0″ 160lbs H 2015 AUDL NY Empire 2016:8G,4A,10gm;
2015:0G,2A,6gm
9 Lu, Eric Chinese 5’7″ H-O 2016-2015 AUDL Philadephia Phoenix 2016: In progress
2015:1G,1A,4gm
 Y
9 Yoon, Eric Korean 5’4″ 115lbs 2015 AUDL Rochester Dragons 2015:1G,3A,10gm
9 Chen, Dafeng Chinese 5’6″ 145lbs 2015-2014 AUDL Detoit Mechanix 2014:2G,2A,12gm
9 Feng, Josh Chinese 2015 AUDL Atlanta Hustle 2015:2G,2A,4gm
8 Choi, Sun Korean 2016-2015 AUDL Atlanta Hustle 2016:11G,11A,15gm;
2015:4G,0A,4gm
 Y
9 Lee, Sam Korean 5’9″ H 2016-2015 AUDL Charlotte Express 2016:1G,0A,3gm;
2015:6G,6A,11gm
 Y
9 Wu, Victor Chinese 2015 AUDL Nashville Nightwatch 2015:0G,1A,7gm
9 Chow, Jason Korean 2015 AUDL Nashville Nightwatch 2015:1G,1A,8gm
9 Yip, Clement Chinese 2016-2015 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:8G,1A,9gm;
2015:5G,1A,8gm
 Y
9 Burningham, Seokhee Korean C 2014 AUDL Salt Lake Lions 2014:6G,3A
9
Chu, Jimmy
Chinese 2014 MLU Seattle Rainmakers 2014:4G,5A
9 Hoy, Samson Cambodian H-D 2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2015:2G,4A,7gm
9 Chan, Kevin Chinese 6’1″ 165lbs Hyb 2016-2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,4A,8gm;
2015:4G,0A,5gm
 Y
9
Luo, Victor
Chinese 5’10” 140lbs C-D 2016-2015 MLU Boston Whitecaps 2016:0G,2A,6gm
2015:3G,0A,7gm
 Y
9 Chan, Aaron Chinese 5’6″ 125lbs H 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,2A,10gm  Y
9 Chan, Justin Chinese 5’5″ 148lbs Hyb 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:4G,4A,10gm  Y
8 Cheng, Victor Chinese 5’7″ 135lbs H 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:9G,9A,5gm  Y
9 Chu, Kevin Chinese 5’11” 155lbs C 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:4G,4A,4gm  Y
9 Hoy, Ryan Chinese/white 6’1″ 155lbs Hyb 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,3A,5gm  Y
9 Lok Tin Lam Chinese 6’0″ 160lbs C 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:7G,2A,9gm  Y
9 Lam, Joshua Chinese 5’8″ 135lbs C 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:1G,3A,3gm  Y
9 Lim, Einer Chinese 6’0″ 190lbs Hyb 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:7G,2A,8gm  Y
9 Lo, Sascha Chinese 6’1″ 195lbs H 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,6A,8gm  Y
9 Lu, Jasper Chinese 5’8″ 185lbs H 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:5G,2A,8gm  Y
9 Zhao, Jordan Chinese 5’11” 145lbs C 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:1G,0A,1gm  Y
9 Chen, Bryan Chinese H-D 2015 MLU San Francisco Dogfish 2015:1G,1A,5gm
9 Yi, Michael Taiwanese 6’2″ 190lbs H-D 2016-2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:3G,7A,9gm;
2015:1G,1A,8gm
 Y
9 Lin, Nicholas Chinese 6’1″ 175lbs C-D 2016-2015 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:1G,3A,4gm;
2015:0G,2A,5gm
 Y
9 Auyeung, Andrew Chinese 5’8″ 148lbs H 2016 MLU New York Rumble 2016:0G,0A,5gm  Y
9 Chu, Roger Chinese 5’11” 190lbs H-C 2016 MLU New York Rumble 2016:1G,0A,7gm  Y
8 Li, Bo Chinese 5’10” 175lbs H 2016 MLU New York Rumble 2016:2G,10A,10gm  Y
8 Luong, Keane Vietnamese 5’10” 160lbs C 2016 MLU Vancouver Nighthawks 2016:0G,0A,5gm  Y
8 Doi, Tom Vietnamese 5’10” Hyb 2016 AUDL,MLU DC Breeze, DC Current 2016:22G,17A,7gm;
2015:12G,7A,9gm;
2014:17G,9A,10gm;
2013:13G,4A,7gm;
 Y
5 Alorro, Josh Filipino O 2016 AUDL NY Empire 2016:27G,29A,14gm  Y
2 Lee, Mike Korean C-O 2016 AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 2016:60G,29A,14gm
2015:17G,17A,12gm
 Y
9 Lee, Steven Garlock Korean 5’9″ 160lbs C 2016 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:1G,2A,4gm  Y
9 Yue, Bryan Chinese 5’10” 155lbs H 2016 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:1G,1A,2gm;
2015:7G,4A,11gm
 Y
5 Hirst, Nathan White/Chinese 5’9″ 140lbs H 2016 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:12G,19A,9gm;
2015:14G,9A,10gm
 Y
9 Huynh, Jason Vietnamese 5’11” 150lbs H 2016 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:0G,1A,2gm  Y
7 Tan, Bretton Taiwanese, Black 5’11” 165lbs C 2016 AUDL Toronto Rush 2016:10G,1A,6gm  Y
9 Sohn, Sam Korean 5’7″ H 2016 AUDL Indianapolis Alleycats 2016:3G,14A,12gm  Y
9 Ng, Michael Malaysian 5’8″ H 2016 AUDL Indianapolis Alleycats 2016:3G,5A,7gm  Y
8 Alanguilan, Von Filipino 5’7″ C 2016 AUDL Chicago Wildfire 2016:11G,2A,13gm Y
8 Hidaka, Brett Japanese/White 5’8″ H 2016 AUDL Chicago Wildfire 2016:2G,8A,6gm  Y
8 Hou, Yiding Chinese 5’10” H 2016 AUDL Chicago Wildfire 2016:8G,6A,12gm  Y
9 Long, Soph Malaysian C 2016 AUDL Cincinnati Revolution 2016:0G,1A,5gm  Y
8 Khoe, Danny Vietnamese/White H 2016 AUDL Cincinnati Revolution 2016:7G,6A,13gm  Y
9 Chen, Wesley Chinese 5’10” 150lbs C 2016 AUDL Detroit Mechanix 2016:7G,4A,3gm Y
9 Tang, Andrew Chinese 5’9″ 175lbs H 2016 AUDL Detroit Mechanix 2016:0G,5A,9gm  Y
9 Lim, Eugene Korean 6’0″ 170lbs H 2016 AUDL Detroit Mechanix 2016:0G,0A,5gm  Y
6 Kline, Conor White/Korean C 2016 AUDL Minnesota Windchill 2016:10G,2A,2gm Y
5 Olsen, Anders White/Asian C 2016-2015 AUDL Atlanta Hustle 2016:28G,9A,11gm;
2015:6G,4A,11gm
Y
5 Olsen, Christian White/Asian H 2016-2015 AUDL Atlanta Hustle 2016:3G,4A,5gm;
2015:31G,30A,10gm
Y
9 Halprin, Kevin Korean 5’8″, 155lbs H 2016 AUDL Austin Sol 2016:0G,1A,3gm Y
5 Gee, Braydon Chinese 2016-2015 AUDL Vancouver Riptide 2016:22G,10A,8gm Y
5 Norden, Justin White/Asian 6’2″ H-O 2016-2015 AUDL San Jose Spiders 2016:6G,24A,9gm;
2015:5G,13A,9gm;
 Y
9 Terriere, Kyle Akiyoshi White/Japanese 5’10” C-D 2016 AUDL San Jose Spiders 2016:3G,1A,12gm;  Y
8 Zhou, Peter Chinese 5’7″ C-D 2016 AUDL LA Aviators 2016:10G,3A,10gm;  Y
9 Ching, Xavier Chinese C-D 2016 AUDL San Diego Growlers 2016:2G,0A,11gm  Y
9 Eto, Benjamin Japanese/White H-O 2016 AUDL San Diego Growlers 2016:3G,2A,6gm  Y
9 Liu, Chris Chinese H-D 2016 AUDL San Diego Growlers 2016:3G,1A,6gm  Y
7 Chen, Dongyang Chinese C-D 2016 AUDL Seattle Cascades 2016:6G,3A,8gm;  Y
7 Li, Tommy Chinese H-O 2016 AUDL Seattle Cascades 2016:15G,12A,10gm;  Y
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