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David Barkan, BU Ultimate Alum, inducted into Ultimate Hall of Fame Class of 2010

David Barkan, San Anselmo, California


David is known for his undying spirit, fiery leadership, and explosive play. He had a reputation as a diminutive powerhouse that could not be stopped on the ground or in the air.
To beat his teams, opponents knew they had to shut him down and contend with the fact that he would never give in. The "fire hydrant that never stopped running" led three different teams to multiple appearances in Nationals, reaching five semifinals and two finals, and brought home a World Club Championship in 1995.
David formed and led numerous top-flight teams on both coasts between 1978 and 1995, including The Jam, The Hostages, East Bay Firestorm, and Double Happiness. David developed an approach to team composition and play that was described as "flow and chemistry over talent". He built every team this way, and was the maestro of his teamís mayhem, known for bringing out the best from his teammates and the game itself.
Impacted deeply by Spirit of the Game, David founded Ultimate Peace in 2008, with a vision of using the sport of Ultimate and SOTG as tools for peace building in conflict zones around the world. He lives in San Anselmo with his wife Nancy and two sons and still loves to play competitively.

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