Anyone hanging around a college campus has probably seen a couple students playing recreational frisbee. But Ultimate Frisbee has championships — and turns, just like other sports, out it’s way harder than you think it is.
One of the sports’ better known players is Brodie Smith. Smith, 28, has won two USA Ultimate college championships, two national club championships and plays for a professional Ultimate team (the Chicago Wildfire).
If you still aren’t impressed, check out this guy’s trick shots:
Okay, so we’re cheating a bit. Almost everyone has heard of chess, but that doesn’t mean world chess champions don’t blow our minds.
24-year-old Norwegian player Magnus Carles is currently the top-ranked chess player in the world.
That’s not his only impressive feat: Carles became a chess Grandmaster (the highest title a chess player can attain) at jsut 13 years old.
Watch Carlsen checkmate Bill Gates in less than 90 seconds:
Banks competed in every underwater hockey world championship from 1980-2006, and is considered to be one of the best in the sport.
Yes, underwater hockey is a legit sport.
Despite not being as well-known as other pro sports, underwater hockey has been around since the 1950s (originating in the UK). Played at the bottom of a pool with six players on either side, the sport is slowly gaining traction. The first world championship was held in 1980.
Check out these players (with one wearing a Go Pro)
Scott Rider is one of the best in the world at caber tossing — a Scottish athletic event in which a player hurls a large pole.
This isn’t easy: the poles used in caber tossing can be as long as 20 feet and weight as much as 175 pounds.
Rider, a former Olympian bobsledder, took home the title at the 2013 Inverarey Highland Games.
Imagine an intense game of volleyball… now pretend you can’t use your hands.
Now you have Sepak takraw.
Sepak takraw is a sport originating in Southeast Asia. It’s a great display of athleticism where players can only use their knees, feet, chest or head to knock a ball over a net.
37-year-old Phunsueb is considered to be one of the best players of the sport.