Moses Rifkin got hooked on Ultimate by Spirit of the Game. The idea that players could compete in a way that required respect between opponents was as appealing to him at age 14 as it is now. He is genuinely thrilled by the opportunity to combine the ideal and sport that mean so much to him with the effort towards justice and peace that Ultimate Peace provides.
Moses began playing ultimate at Paideia High School, and some of his teammates then remain some of his closest friends today. In college at Brown University, Moses helped lead his team to the 2000 National Championship. A solid offensive player for Boston, Moses was part of the team that won the 2000 WFDF World Championship and as a member of Seattle Sockeye, Moses has twice been fortunate to win the UPA National Championship. He was awarded the inaugural Farricker Award in 2002, given to the UPA player who best combines integrity with playing ability, and he counts this as his proudest moment as an Ultimate player.
It’s been a long road, leading from high school to top-level club Ultimate, and Moses feels truly fortunate to have stumbled his way along it with such great teammates. Off the field, Moses is a high school science teacher and enjoys cooking, reading, and fun.