Friday Surprises at the 2023 D-1 College Championships (Men’s)

The bombshells, eye-openers, and head-scratchers from Day One

Carleton CUT at the 2023 D-I College Championships. Photo: Kevin Leclaire -UltiPhotos.com

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“Friday Surprise” might sound like the worst selection on a school lunch menu at the end of the week – either that or what once happened to Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan after a pair of fateful wishes. But it is *also* an annual tradition at College Nationals. When the rubber meets the road on Day 1, there are always developments that would have seemed impossible before the tournament. This year, we set out to catalog the most eyebrow-raising of these in one convenient location.

Read on for the bombshells, eye-openers, and head-scratchers from Day One.

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  1. Edward Stephens
    Edward Stephens

    Edward Stephens has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. He writes and plays ultimate in Athens, Georgia.

  2. Jake Thorne
    Jake Thorne

    Jake Thorne is a staff writer for Ultiworld with a focus on the college division. He is a graduate of Cal Poly SLO, where he played for four years. He now lives and works full-time in sales for a fintech company in San Francisco.

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    Alex Rubin

    Alex Rubin started writing for Ultiworld in 2018. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he played for four years. After a stint in Los Angeles coaching high school and college teams, they moved to Chicago to experience real seasons and eat deep dish pizza. You can reach Alex through e-mail ([email protected]) or Twitter (@arubes14).

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