Former Chattanoogan Kate Wilson Plays In First Pro Women's Ultimate Frisbee Game Ever Held In Tennessee

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson

A former Chattanoogan was part of the first women's Ultimate Frisbee pro contest ever played in Tennessee on Saturday night on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

Kate Wilson played for the newly formed Atlanta Soul as they took on the also-brand-new Nashville Nightshade.

The Nightshade are affiliated with the men's pro team in Nashville, the Nightwatch, that has played for several seasons.

There was a sizable crowd for the historic contest despite intermittent rain.

The women’s teams are receiving “similar benefits” to those of the men’s AUDL teams, including “venues, travel expenses, coaching, and live-streaming,” it was stated.

The Soul pushed out to an 8-0 halftime lead and finished ahead 23-8.

The two teams have several other contests scheduled this season and will meet again in Nashville later in the summer.

After first taking up Ultimate Frisbee at 16 in 2000 when she was a Chattanooga Christian sophomore, Wilson has since earned two world gold medals, four national tournament gold medals and a pair of national tournament silver medals.

She earned her second world gold medal as a regular/starter for the USA women’s master’s (30 and over) team which went undefeated in London, beating Japan in the finals.

Wilson won two national titles (2007-08) with Fury, a club team out of San Francisco, captured the Women’s world gold in 2008, a national beach co-ed title in 2015 and the fourth national gold last year in Women’s Masters which qualified that team for the world competition.

Her national silver medals came in the 2013 women’s master’s event and the 2016 co-ed beach competition.

A graduate of Georgia State in 2006 in English Literature, Wilson also attended Covenant College and UTC after high school and currently lives in Atlanta working for a consulting firm for urban planning, though she is planning a move to Eugene, Ore. The daughter of John and Pat Wilson, she earned a master's in urban planning from Georgia Tech.

One who has not only played the sport at the highest level, Wilson has also given back to the sport currently serving as commissioner of a women’s league in Atlanta since 2012 and helped form the first ultimate frisbee club at UTC when she was a student in the early 2000s. Her sister, Marcy, was a cheerleader at CCS and Covenant. Her brother, Robbie, is a dean and the head baseball coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School.




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