Hello to all my ultimate history friends. After over 20 years of maintaining the Ultimate History website, I am retiring. I will keep the site up thru 2022, but I will not be updating it. But don’t worry, it will continue in a new very powerful form!

William “Brody” Brotman has created an amazing new Ultimate History site that let’s you pick what you want to see. It’s a technical marvel. It has most of the history in my retiring site, and he has promised it will grow and mature.

So please now use this new URL for all of your ultimate history questions:

I loved being the ultimate historian and keeping in touch with so many ultimate players. You are the best people I know, and the sport is the best I’ve ever watched. Keep the camaraderie, culture and drive to win for only winning’s sake started by Tom “TK” Kennedy way back in 1978 when he started the UPA.

Joe Seidler

If you would like to learn more about the history of the disc, evolution of the Rules and SOTG, the Ultimate Hall of Fame, and the detailed history of the UPA/USAU, you can read my final publication “ULTIMATE—The First Five Decades, Vol. III” (eBook). It’s online, and it’s FREE:
The hardback “ULTIMATE—The First Five Decades, Vol. I” is now available to order here:

The hardback “ULTIMATE—The First Five Decades, Vol. II” is now available to order here:

Ultimate History - Joe Seidler
Maintaining the history on this website was a true labor of love…
I’ve never played ultimate. My wife and I first saw a game in 1993 when our son, Jason Seidler, started playing at UCSB. We quickly became avid fans attending many college and club Regionals, Nationals and Worlds through 2004, and now attending Masters Championships. Along the way, I became dedicated to documenting the history of the sport and the great athletes who play it.

Joe Seidler
– Ultimate dad, 1992-present
– USA Ultimate Board Member, 2002-04
– USAU Friends & Family Parent Liaison, 2009-’10
– Publisher “ULTIMATE-The First Four Decades”, 2005
– Publisher “ULTIMATE-The First Five Decades, Vol. I & II & III”,  2019

If you have any questions, feel free to email: joe (at) seidler (dot) com