The Mud Bowl is an annual event played by 6th graders from PS.38 against 6th graders from Jefferson Middle School. It's Ultimate Frisbee but is named the Mud Bowl because the rain turns the playing field into mud and slop. It is tradition to play in a rainstorm since the 1st Mud Bowl.


The Mud Bowl was invented by Martin Wright, Nate's dad. Martin, along with his friends, challenged 6th grade Jefferson students to a game of Ultimate Frisbee. It rained hard during the game and Martin Wright was the hero of the game when he made the winning catch during overtime. Fans called the game The Mud Bowl. Jefferson demanded a rematch and the Mud Bowl has become an annual event since then. After the 1st game, PS.38 lost for the next 36 years until the 38th game.

38th Game

The team consisted of Nate, Francis, Teddy, Chad, Dee Dee, Ruby Dinsmore, and later Randy was added to the team, which took some time getting used to. Once the game started, they were losing right away. After a quick team meeting, they managed to get the score to a tie. As time was running out, Randy heaved the Frisbee across the field. Nate ran as fast as he could and caught it. They won!

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