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Jake Carrico


I discovered ultimate my freshman year of high school and haven’t looked back since my first day of practice. It has been my personal goal for the past eight years to bring national recognition to our ultimate programs here in my hometown of Lexington, Ky., and I’m honored to be working toward that goal as Kentucky’s first ever Callahan Award nominee!

I played four years in high school for the Lexington Catholic Flying Knights mainly as the primary handler on a team with roughly 10-12 people at any given tournament. Due to my high school experience, I found myself as a starting O-line handler and on universe line during my rookie season at Kentucky, and that ended up being true for the rest of my college career. Black Lung is the club team I’ve been a part of for the past three-and-a-half years, also based here out of Lexington, and most of my growth from high school to where I am now is credited to the leaders and players on that very competitive club team.

I take a lot of pride in the fact I have never played for an ultimate team outside of Lexington thus far in my career. However, post-graduation, I will be moving to Madison, Wis., to pursue my career in computer science at Epic Healthcare Systems, and I will of course be looking to get involved with a club team, potentially help out at the University of Wisconsin and maybe even end up a Radical!

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