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Levke Walczak

Levke Walczak

Levke Walczak
Hamburg Seagulls, Germany u24 Mixed, EYPOTY 2017

Q: What does your training regime look like?

A: Currently I’m working on rehabbing my shoulder. I had surgery following u24 Worlds in Australia, and I am now trying to get healthy in time to play WUCC.

Therefore, I follow a strength and conditioning program. Right now is offseason for me, so I go to the gym 4 times a week, go run, go throw, and coach my local mixed team. Later in the season, I will swap a gym workout for more conditioning.

Q: What are your aims for the 2018 season?

A: My big goal for the 2018 season is to get fit and play at a 100% when I’m ready to play again. I will play with the Hamburg women’s team, Seagulls, experiencing more women’s ultimate. I am following up WUCC by playing US Open with Germany Mixed.

Of course, I aim to develop during preparation, so I come back better than ever!

Q: Who inspires you?

A: There have been a ton of inspiring moments for me ever since I started playing ultimate. There is, however, one specific experience that I want to share: two months after I first started playing, my brother signed us up for an ultimate clinic in Croatia. It was the latest WUCC year (2014), so the amazing Cara Crouch and Tank (Mike Natenberg) along with Holly Denecour and Brummie (Sion Scone) were part of the coaching crew.

This week, these people, that community is what made me fall head over heels in love with ultimate.

We practiced 6 hours every day, and still, Cara and Tank would wake up early every morning to do sprint workouts to prepare for the upcoming WUCC. My brother and I joined these workouts, and slowly the entire camp started showing up. I am so thankful to have met them and I have to admit: I thought they were so cool! The coolest and probably fittest sportspeople I’ve met. Cara and Tank had to leave the camp early; so after the last day we all went to bed whilst Tank and Cara packed their bags. The next morning, I woke up to a disc laying next to my head. It read: “Keep throwing, and welcome to the ultimate community, Cara and Tank”. Yes, absolutely yes! I will forever!

Thank you Cara and Tank, without you I wouldn’t be where I am today.