In 1983, former New Rochelle High School Ultimate team captain Jonathan Rubin, who was now captain at Vassar and seeking funding, concocted the idea of telling Vassar administration that a team from the Soviet Union was coming to their tournament. Thus, Moscow State was formed from NHRS and other local players; went on to win the Vassar tournament; and ended up being one of those omnipresent summer touring teams. For 20+ years, we did the annual NE circuit (including Ow-My-Knee, No Borders, and Hingham), culminating in a #20 finish at 1993 Worlds in Madison and participation in 1995 Worlds in Street, UK.
Over the years, we’ve had friendly and not-so-friendly rivalries with teams such as Jason and the Argonauts, C.R.U.D., Ottawa, Locomotion, Somerville Youths, Slipped Disc, and others, but whoever the opponent, we’ve been told that playing against Moscow State was always memorable! We’ve now gathered up our memories of glory and our broken bodies, and made the journey to Ohio. We’re a Soviet-era team trying to find our way in the modern world.