Burning Ring

A year long short documentary shot in the fall of 2016, Burning Ring is a classic sports tale of a team and a captain battling against long odds to win a national title. Centered on the perspective of Noah Saul, Burning Ring tells the story of Raleigh Ring of Fire’s cinderella run at the 2016 USA Ultimate Club Championships


Hugo works as both a reporter and videographer for Ultiworld, the premiere new site for ultimate in the US. He has worked on multiple Ultiworld live video productions of national championship events in almost every division while also reporting on ultimate programs and athletes throughout the Southeast. You can sample his work below and find more at:

Ultiworld.com/author/hsowder: Author archive.

I Bleed Baby Blue: Hector Valdivia and the story of the University of Wisconsin men’s ultimate team.

From Darkside to Seaside: J.D. Hastings and the story of UNC Wilmington’s 2017 season.

Hard Work Pays Off: Henry Babcock Delivers a Title and a Donovan: Henry Babcock’s MVP performance during the 2017 D-III College Championships.

Air Force Flying High After “Monumental” 2016 Nationals Run: The Air Force Academy’s rise to national relevance in D-III ultimate.

Raleigh Flyers

After volunteering part time to do video and media work with the Raleigh Flyers in their first two seasons, Hugo became an integral piece of the Flyer’s staff writing, directing and producing content for the team while assisting the coaching staff with game day operations. Under his direction the Flyers have expanded their reach on social media with 5,000 + followers on facebook and 300+ subscribers on youtube. On July 4th 2016 one of his clips came in at #7 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.

The Road to Montreal – 2017 Southern Division playoff hype reel.

Competitive Ultimate Training

In March 2017 Hugo started working with Competitive Ultimate Training to expand media content engage current and potential campers and coaches.

CUT Camp Coaches at the College Championships: Reflections of CUT Camp coaches following the 2017 College Championships.

CUT Camp North Carolina: 2017 recap of CUT Camp in North Carolina.

Cardinal Gibbons High School

Starting in August 2017, Hugo began working alongside Cardinal Gibbon’s Athletics program as part of their legacy project. The goal was to show how Cardinal Gibbons Athletics lives up to the school’s mission of Faith, Service, and Leadership to inspire young student athletes to build a legacy of excellence with their programs.

The Legacy Project Part II: Define your Program

Sample Video Reels

Seven on the Line Year in Review 

BE Ultimate Player of the Game: Washington’s Khalif El-Salaam 

Atlantic Coast D-III Regionals