The team started from humble beginnings in the year 2004 when a little boy with a dream wanted to start a local micro financing bank with his friends in their beloved town of Tacoma, Washington. They soon realized this would be way too much work and quickly opted to just throw around a small piece of plastic instead. Celebrating its tenth anniversary during the 2014-2015 season, the Postmen are now entering their second decade of existence.
From humble beginnings, the Postmen rode to the D-III College Championships for the first time in 2011. Traveling to the Mecca of the Midwest – Appleton, Wisconsin – in 2011, the team tied for third place at the D-III College Championships. After a one-year hiatus, the Postmen returned to Appleton to avenge themselves where they fought their way into the finals. Once again, the title slipped through their hands. The year 2013 was no different. The Postmen, the brave Men of the West, placed second for the second year in a row.
After a brief foray into the D-1 Conference in 2013-2014, the Postmen are rebuilding – traveling to villages far and wide looking for new recruits. The 2015-2016 season is promising. Building upon the work of years past and the efforts of those who came before, the Postmen of today look to ride to greater glory.
The story of Clearcut begins at the dawn of time. The great-great-great-…-great grandmother of our trusty octopus lived 296 million years ago, and it has been ever since that the love of Frisbee has coursed through Clearcut’s tentacles. Did you know the plural of octopus is octopuses? It’s true. And this is a fact Clearcut has based its entire program on. What does that even mean? It’s hard to say. The only thing we can tell you is that the ladies of Clearcut have embodied all the attributes of the floppy floppy sea spider—powerful, intelligent, cunning, squishy, and most importantly, 8-legged. With enough heart to fill 6 ventricles (Seriously, octopuses have three hearts), each player lays it all out each and every time they go on the field. When all 8 of us stand on the line, we are ready to rumble….and then we realize that’s too many. And there’s an awkward portion where we aren’t sure who should go off, but then we figure it out, and then we’re good, and we get to play Frisbee. However, we’re really all just working up to the point where we have matching butt tats. One day. When we’re ready.
Clearcut has qualified for DIII Nationals the past 3 years. We have attended the past two years, placing 6th in 2015 and then 3rd in 2016.