Pine-Richland High School senior ReidDuncan has been selected to join the 2022 Pittsburgh Thunderbirds professional ultimate disc team. He is one of the youngest players to ever join the team.
Reid fell in love with ultimate at an early age after watching and throwing with his older brother, Eliot, and he became a dedicated and accomplished player. He hopes to attend and play for Pitt, where he is currently waitlisted.
The Thunderbirds’ first game is April 30 against the Detroit Mechanix.
Reid’s history with ultimate:
Contracted to play for the 2022 Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (Pittsburgh’s pro team) in the American Ultimate Disk League (AUDL)
One season with the Pittsburgh Stealers, a men’s club team
Six years on Pine-Richland’s varsity team
Pine-Richland Boys varsity co-captain 2020-2021 and 2021-2022
Pine-Richland Boys JV captain, 2020
Two years as the ultimate team’s own ram mascot “Ramburger” before he was old enough to officially join team
Competed at state play-offs 3 years
Competed 3x in Pittsburgh High School Ultimate League (PHUL) championship game; regional champs 2x
Represented Pittsburgh region twice at national Youth Club Championships in Minnesota (prior to Covid)
Attended local and national training camps
Worked with nonprofit Inspired Hearts and Hands to introduce the sport of ultimate to elementary school students in an after-school program for underprivileged children in Butler, PA
High school liaison on Pittsburgh Ultimate’s Community Integration Committee