Rude Boys (Ultimate)

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The Rude Boys were a prominent ultimate team in Boston in the 1980s. They were 1982 UPA U.S. National Champions, earning the right to represent the U.S.A. at the first ever Ultimate World Championships in 1983, in Goteborg, Sweden, which they won. Former members include Hall of Famers Jim Herrick, who subsequently invented Goaltimate, Steve Mooney, and Robert L. "Nob" Rauch, who headed both the Ultimate Players Association and the World Flying Disc Federation, getting the sport of Ultimate recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 2013. Other members of the championship team included Peter "Wheels" Farricker, Phil "Guido" Adams, Nick "Triggerman" Donohue, Toby "All Watertown" Lou, Leif "Hiya Norge" Larsen, Edwin "Stick" Dissosaway, Kent "FH" Greenwald, Joey "Y" Ritacco, Chris "World B" Heye, Joel "Woodie" Parry, Frances "Buzz" Laughlin, John Mooney, Mark Ide, Alan "Who" Cave, and Finlay Waugh. The Rude Boys were well known for their sportsmanship, fitness and camaraderie, inspiring many other teams.