The 2021 Thunder Roster

Rick Stewart

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
Xavier University

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Rick Stewart

Age: 30

Year started ultimate: 2015

Other sports: Swimming

Job: Pipe sales

Score song: Cascada - Everytime We Touch

Furthest from home: Alaska

Embarrassing moment: Constantly being confused for Joe, everybody knows who is better looking between the two

Is a hot dog a taco? A hot can be whatever it wants!

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Dennis Kuo

De. Handler
Ames, IA
Grinnell College

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Dennis Kuo

Age: 32

Year started ultimate: 2006

Other sports: Basketball, X-country running

Job: Teacher

Score song: Haddaway - What Is Love

Favorite meal: Comfort Chinese

Embarrassing moment: Delayed his tournament car for 2 hours searching for his wallet, but it was in his backpack

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Spencer Hawkins

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

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Spencer Hawkins

Age: 22

Year started ultimate: 2018

Other sports: Snowboarding

Job: What's that?

Score song: Beyoncé - Diva (Homecoming Live)

Dance song: Weeknd - Blinding Lights

Hidden talent: Banjo

Spirit animal: Hawk

Favorite emoji: The jester

Favorite scent: Cinnamon

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Paula Abney

De. Cutter
Louisville, KY
Harding University

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Paula Abney

Age: 33

Year started ultimate: 2021

Other sports: Triathlons

Job: Personal trainer

Score song: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Embarrassing moment: Splitting her shorts on a trampoline in front of a middle school crush

Spirit animal: Paula the Koala

Favorite movie: Sandlot

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Amanda Gellhaus

De. Handler
Louisville, KY
Vanderbilt University

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Amanda Gellhaus

Age: 30

Year started ultimate: 2009

Job: One-person band

Score song: A Day to Remember - The Downfall of Us All

Other sports: Puppy training, soccer, lacrosse, kickball, tennis

Pre-game routine: Warm up for 3 hours and take a bottle of Aleve; wrap her body like a mummy

Movie theatre snack: Wine she snuck in

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Trent Wong

De. Handler
Beaumont, TX
Lamar University

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Trent Wong

Age: 28

Year started ultimate: 2006

Job: Corporate slave

Score song: Dilly the Dogg - More Bounce 2 The Ounce

Other sports: Texas Hold 'Em

Favorite meal: Taco Bell after midnight

Spirit animal: Matt Rosenfield

Are hot dogs tacos? Everything is a taco.

Embarrassing moment: Pooped his pants while on stage singing in a musical

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Mike Ray

De. Cutter
Radcliff, KY
University of Louisville

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Mike Ray

Age: 30

Year started ultimate: 2016

Job: Controls engineer

Score song: Kungs - This Girl

Dance song: Blanco Brown - The Git Up

Other sports: Bouldering

Favorite meal: Tenderloin sandwich

Are hot dogs sandwiches? NO!!!

Embarrassing moment: Once legit forgot to put pants on before heading out to work

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

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Dodie Meyer

De. Handler
Covington, KY
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Dodie Meyer

Age: 22

Year started ultimate: 2016

Job: Mechanical engineer

Score song: Eminem - Lose Yourself

Other sports: Basketball, biking

Favorite birthday: Went to Halloween Haunt on King's Island with a bunch of friends

Is a hot dog a taco? It's an American taco

Dance song: The Macarena!

Karaoke song: 22 by T-Swizzle

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Alana Hardeman

O. Handler
Orlando, FL
University of Florida

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Alana Hardeman

Age: 29

Year started ultimate: 22010

Other sports: CrossFit and beach volleyball

Job: Associate athletic trainer at Louisville

Score song: Usher - Yeah!

Favorite restaurant: Mojito in Havana

Favorite music: Two Friends' Big Booty Mixes

Favorite book: Where the Crawdads Sing

Superpower of choice: Super-strength

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Rachel Barr

O. Cutter
Lanesville, IN
University of Louisville

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Rachel Barr

Age: 22

Year started ultimate: 2017

Job: ASL interpreter

Score song: Neffex - Fight Back

Other sports: Soccer

Favorite meal: Any kind of pasta

Favorite birthday party: Going out on Rick's boat

Spirit animal: Elephant

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

Favorite TV show: Lost

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Josh McHargue

De. Handler
Berea, KY
University of Louisville

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Josh McHargue

Age: 24

Year started ultimate: 2015

Job: Project engineer

Score song: Stellar Kart - For the First Time in Forever

Other sports: None, his heart and mind are devoted to ultimate

Favorite meal: Fried chicken

Hidden talent: Wire sculpting

Favorite scent: Rotten eggs

Spirit animal: Cicada

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Joe Dininger

De. Utility
Ostrander, OH
Bellarmine University

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Joe Dininger

Age: 29

Year started ultimate: 2010

Job: Business analyst

Score song: Quietdrive - Africa

Other sports: Basketball

Are hot dogs sandwiches? If you don't think it's a sandwich, you're off the team.

Are hot dogs tacos? A taco is also a sandwich.

Embarrassing moment: Doing a superman dive downhill after losing his pants

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Julia Bader

De. Cutter
St. Louis, MO
University of Louisville

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Julia Bader

Age: 19

Year started ultimate: 2020

Other sports: Basketball, golf, track, X-country, lacrosse

Job: Student

Score song: X Ambassadors - Jungle

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

Source of caffeine: Monster juices

Hidden talent: Can hula-hoop and ride a dipstick simultaneously

Sideline snack: Twizzlers

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Amelia Murphy

O. Cutter
New York, NY
Cornell University

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Amelia Murphy

Age: 31

Year started ultimate: 2008

Other sports: CrossFit

Job: Chicken-taco-pizza lawyer

Score song: Lizzo - Like a Girl

What could you teach? Knitting and baking

Embarrassing moment: Unknowingly took a 16 year old on a date when she was 23

Favorite party: A hotdog party where everybody brought their own toppings

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

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Pau Gutierrez

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
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Pau Gutierrez

Age: 21

Year started ultimate: 2018

Other sports: Volleyball and figure skating

Job: Mystery

Score song: Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks

Skill she wants to improve: Layouts!

Hidden talent: Makes a really good horse gallop sound

Her demeanor: Smiley

Movie theatre snack: Nachos

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Ashley Twyman

O. Cutter
Minden, LA
Centenary College

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Ashley Twyman

Age: 30

Year started ultimate: 2007

Other sports: Flag football

Job: Physician

Score song: Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA

Favorite food: King Cake

Superpower of choice: Shapeshifting

Favorite holiday: MARDI GRAS!!!

Early bird or night owl? Neither, she sleeps whenever she can

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

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Thomas Filiatreau

De. Handler
Bardstown, KY
Bellarmine University

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Thomas Filiatreau

Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2013

Job: Admin

Score song: For the Glory - All Good Things

Other Sports: Video games, baking

Favorite Meal: Ramen

Are hot dogs sandwiches? If hot dogs are sandwiches, then so are raviolis, and that's wrong.

Where to eat? Chinese. Rick can go hungry.

Furthest from home: Athens, Greece

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Traci Higgins

O. Cutter
Flower Mound, TX
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Traci Higgins

Age: 23

Year started ultimate: 2016

Other sports: Dance

Job: Student

Score song: Surfaces - Sunday Best

Movie theatre snack: Icees

Spirit animal: A dolphin

Most interesting emoji: The blue swirly one

Favorite book: The Time Traveler's Wife

What could you teach? Anything about Taylor Swift

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Elizabeth Schaaf

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

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Schaaf Boyardee

Age: 24

Year started ultimate: 2015

Job: Legal intern

Score song: Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You

Other sports: Cone game enthusiast

Pre-game routine: Stocking up on fruit snacks (see photo)

Embarrassing moment: Petted a pregnant lady's belly and said "good luck with that"

Favorite TV show: The Bachelorette

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Dan Grabowski

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Dan Grabowski

Age: 00

Year started ultimate: 2088

Other sports: blah

Job: blah

Score song: blah

Next: blah

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Jacob Van Dyke

De. Utility
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Jacob Van Dyke

Age: 25

Year started ultimate: 2015

Other sports: Football, baseball, rugby

Job: Behavior technician

Score song: MC Fioti - Bum Bum Tam Tam

Pre-game routing: Drink coffee, poop 17 minutes later

Furthest from home: Sydney, Australia

Are hot dog tacos? A hot dog in a tortilla would qualify

Favorite book: The Brothers Karamazov

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Trenton Schroeder

De. Handler
New Albany, IN
Ball State University

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Trenton Schroeder

Age: 25

Year started ultimate: 2014

Job: Big Brother

Score song: AC/DC - Big Balls

Other sports: Basketball, disc golf

Favorite meal: Momma's hot browns

Describe eating an apple: I take the apple... and I eat it! (like a potato chip)

Most interesting emoji: Kirby (>*_*)>

Karaoke song: Summer Lovin' from Grease but he needs to sing Sandy's part

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Matt Rosenfield

De. Cutter
Medford, NJ
Brown University

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Matt Rosenfield

Age: 31

Year started ultimate: 2007

Job: Electrical controls engineer

Score song: LMFAO - Take It to the Hole

Other sports: Fencing, baseball, bowling

Favorite food: Fat-free plain Greek yogurt

How to calm your stress:  Ask me what I had for breakfast. Instant cure.

Spirit animal: I'm a beautiful butterfly!

Favorite movie: Napoleon Dynamite

Favorite TV show: Bojack Horseman

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Tiara Bradbury

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

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Tiara Bradbury

Age: 32

Year started ultimate: 2021

Other sports: Basketball, volleyball, softball, kickball

Job: Teacher

Score song: Suggest a good one for her!

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

Favorite birthday party: Her face got caked in Ecquador

Favorite holiday: National Tiara Day

Favorite food: Elote

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Matt Wilhite

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
Wheaton College

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Matt Wilhite

Age: 25

Year started ultimate: 2017

Other sports: Rock climbing

Job: Accounting

Score song: Last 50 sec. of Clouds by NF

What could you teach? Bourbon

Most repulsive food: Cheese, that stuff is gross

Must-haves on a deserted island: Frisbee, ENO, and a spear

Superpower of choice: Elemental control

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Aarón Zárate

De. Handler
Querétaro, Mexico
Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro

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Aarón Zárate

Age: 40

Year started ultimate: 2007

Other sports: Skateboarding

Job: Electrical engineer

Score song: Disturbed - Down with the Sickness

Favorite food: Mexican, of course!

Favorite scent: Paper in old books

How to calm his stress: Good music and his daughter's smile

What could you teach? Origami

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  T = Treasurer

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CJ Reynolds

De. Cutter
New Albany, IN
New Albany HS

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Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2010

Other sports: Wrestling, soccer, track

Job: Rolling mill machine operator

Score song: Drowning Pool - Bodies

Hidden talent: Singing

Sideline snack: Pickle juice

Where to eat? Somewhere with margaritas

Favorite movie: Anything with DiCaprio

Favorite book: "I'm from Indiana, I can't read."

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Kelli Klingenfus

O. Cutter
Forest, VA
University of Louisville

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Kelli Klingenfus

Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2019

Job: Mechanical engineer

Score Song: Lizzo - Good as Hell

Other Sports: 9 months of physical therapy on herself

Favorite Meal: Steak and shrimp

Are hot dogs sandwiches? I'd say it's more of a taco than anything.

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Tyler Boyer

O. Handler
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Tyler Boyer

Age: 20

Year started ultimate: 2018

Other sports: Nope

Job: Student

Score song: Suggest a good one for him!

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan

Pre-game routine: Waltz steps

Movie theatre snack: Raisinets

Must-haves on a deserted island: Water, cheese, and bread

Favorite scent: Green

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Nathan Huster

O. Cutter
Versailles, KY
University of Kentucky

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Nathan Huster

Age: 33

Year Started Playing: 2005

Job: Engineer

Score Song: P.O.D. - Boom

Other Sports: Basketball, Esports

Favorite Meal: PB&J all day!

Are hot dogs sandwiches? Nope!

Embarrassing Moment: Won't admit the Statue of Liberty is green, thinks it's gray

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Brittney Tooker

O. Handler
Elizabethtown, KY
University of Louisville

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Brittney Tooker

Age: 24

Year started ultimate: 2016

Job: Student

Score song: Britney Spears - Gimme More

Other sports: Speed reading

Are hot dogs sandwiches? Yes, just as much as a pita sandwich is a sandwich

Hidden talent: Juggling for brief amounts of time

Must-haves on a deserted island: Number 21, a hat, a good book

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Dave Chisholm

O. Cutter
Clawson, MI
Oakland University

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Dave Chisholm

Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2018

Other sports: Hockey, mountain biking, swimming, running, and skiing

Job: Operations manufacturing engineer

Score song: DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win

Hidden talent: West Coast swing dancing

Embarrassing moment: Couldn't make it home from grandma and grandpa's house before he pooped his pants

Favorite movie: Toy Story 3

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Rob Rickert

O. Cutter
Bloomington, IN
Cornell University

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Rob Rickert

Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2010

Other sports: CrossFit, running

Job: Med student

Score song: Bygone Days from Porco Rosso

How to calm your stress: Talking about why LeBron james is the GOAT

Repulsive food: Things with really thin texture

Are hot dogs sandwiches: Yes, for Amelia's sake

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Jamie Marsh

O. Handler
Covington, KY
Bellarmine University

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Jamie Marsh

Age: 29

Year started ultimate: 2011

Job: Investigator

Score song: Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen

Other sports: Running

Hidden talent: He can eat 100 cookies

Sideline snack: KRAVE

Rock, paper, scissors, shoot! "I have a secret move."

Spirit animal: A duck

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Rachel Huster

De. Cutter
Earth
Indiana University Southeast

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Rachel Huster

Age: 27

Year started ultimate: 2011

Job: Nurse

Score song: Walk the Moon - Work This Body

Other sports: Toddler wrangling, backpacking

Sideline snack: "Derby City Thunder snacks" aka Gatorade Chews

Describe eating an apple Full of memories from her grandparents' orchard

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Srikur Kanuparthy

O. Cutter
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

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Srikur Kanuparthy

Age: 20

Year started ultimate: 2019

Other sports: Football, basketball

Job: Student

Score song: Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Hidden talent: Really good at Doodle Jump

Are hot dogs sandwiches? By definition yes. But the definition should be changed.

Favorite Disney movie: Mulan, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, the list goes on

Favorite TV show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Hannah Jewell

O. Handler
Louisville, KY
Western Kentucky University

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Hannah Jewell

Age: 26

Year started ultimate: 2010

Job: Instructor of the Little People

Score song: Miley Cyrus - Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Other sports: Running with her dogs

Favorite meal: Her mama's enchiladas

Are hot dogs sandwiches? In the middle.

Embarrassing moment: Her laptop blared Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl in an intense criminal justice class. Everybody glared.

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Dominic Armagno

O. Cutter
Crestwood, KY
University of Louisville

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Dominic Armagno

Age: 20

Year started ultimate: 2019

Other sports: Ultimate is life

Job: Student

Score song: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

Hidden talent: Top 0.7% CoD Warzone

Favorite food: Raising Cane's

Sideline snack: Watermelon

Must-haves on a deserted island: Krave cereal, milk, and a bowl

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Willie Slucher

O. Handler
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

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Willie Slucher

Age: 30

Year started ultimate: 2016

Other sports: Soccer

Job: Accountant

Score song: House of Pain - Jump Around

Hidden talent: Beatboxing/Table scratching

Must-haves on a deserted island: Matches, matches, and more matches

Favorite TV show: Futurama

What could you teach? How to survive the Oregon Trail

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Nick Taylor

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Nick Taylor

Age: 00

Year started ultimate: 2088

Other sports: blah

Job: blah

Score song: blah

Next: blah

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