Bernard Hellring

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Bernard "Buzzy" Hellring was a creator of Ultimate Frisbee.[1] Along with Joel Silver, Hellring created ultimate in the parking lot of Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey.[2] Hellring died in 1971, in an auto accident at Princeton University.[3] He was elected posthumously into the Ultimate Hall of Fame.[4]

After his death, funds were raised to fulfill his dream of producing the high school newspaper he edited as an in-house daily, through purchase of a large Heidelberg printing press. This press was sold sometime in the late 1990s as traditional printing arts were replaced by computer-based technologies in the school's curricula.


  1. ^ "Founders of Early Ultimate Teams". Ultimate History. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ Adam Zagoria. "The History of Ultimate". The Ultimate Handbook. Archived from the original on 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ "The "Founders"". Ultimate Players Association. 2005-12-28. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Ultimate Hall of Fame Inductees". Ultimate Players Association. 2008-02-14. Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-04-06.