Photo by Michael Bury –

Ultimate is a sport of big moments – the long downfield huck, the layout goal, the end zone sky and the list goes on. Over the past four years of Major League Ultimate, those moments have been captured by our partners at Ultiphotos. In our new series, Caught in Action, we will look at some of the great moments from MLU’s history and how they have been captured by the talented photographers at This week, we take a look at a huge individual moment from the 2016 Seattle Rainmakers season, as captured by Michael Bury.

The Rainmakers have been one of the most successful franchises in the Western Conference of Major League Ultimate, making the postseason in three of their four seasons in existence, and throughout their entire run, Ben Beehner has been there. A solid and consistent part of the team, Beehner has spent four years as an integral part of the Rainmakers team, if not one that appears all over the box score. But in Week 4, with the Vancouver Nighthawks visiting Seattle, Beehner went off, leading all players with an impressive five goals. The last of his goals, a sliding reception with just about a middle left in the game was forever capture by Bury, who snapped his shot just as the disc reached Beehner.

The Rainmakers would win that day, due largely to the offensive outburst from their veteran cutter. (BOXSCOREWATCH GAME)


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