Appleton Assassins win Guts Frisbee national title

MARQUETTE – The Appleton Assassins left Marquette’s Hurley Field on Sunday with $1,200 and a third-straight U.S. National Guts Frisbee Championship, topping the BoomTown Saints of East Lansing in two straight games.

The Saints walked away with $600, while third-place Beer City of Milwaukee won $300 and the fourth-place SilverBacks of Marquette nabbed $150.

The two-day tournament in South Marquette capped Frisbee Sanctuary week, with an estimate 1,500 people visiting and taking part, according to U.S. National Guts Frisbee Championship and Upper Peninsula Disc Golf Association spokesman Craig “Buck” Buchanan.

“The tournament was a total success and was a culmination of the Frisbee Sanctuary Week in Marquette, Mich. – the world’s only Frisbee sanctuary.”

In 1975, Wham-O Manufacturing Co. – makers of the Frisbee – designated Marquette as a “Frisbee Sanctuary.”