Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
96 13 38
  • Arthur
  • Coddington
  • The Professor
  • United States
  • Vestal, New York
  • San Leandro, CA, US
  • Senior Program Manager, Craigslist Foundation
  • 1979
  • Player Bio

    Arthur Coddington became a top three ranked player in 1995 and was the year-end number one player in 1996, 1997 and 2003.

    With teammate Dave Lewis, he won at least one FPA World Championships title each year from 1996 to 2001 and tied the all-time record for consecutive world championship titles in the Co-op division at five in a row and the record for most Open Pairs titles at four (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004).

    Coddington and Lewis won their first two world championship titles with rare dropless routines. Coddington has also teamed with Lisa Hunrichs Silvey to win the 2000 and 2003 Mixed Pairs world championship title.

    Coddington is known for combining acrobatic, high intensity moves with subtle technical tricks and precise passing. He was the first player to complete a triple spinning dive roll in a world championship final. More recently he has pushed the envelope in upside down freestyle play and a new technical direction called Saturn Rings.

  • Career Highlights

    FPA Worlds Open Pairs Champion: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010
    FPA Worlds Co-op Champion: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009
    FPA Worlds Mixed Pairs Champion: 2000, 2003
    WFDF Champion: 1999, 2003, 2005
    US Open Champion: 1998

  • How I Started

    My sister gave me Mark Danna’s circular how-to book for my 13th birthday. After that there was no going back.

  • Featured Video

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    The elusive Pandora’s Box, a combo of 3 super hard Saturn moves. But freestyle’s more about moments than moves. Adding a touch here, a cuff there, making a perfect pass, or going beyond my own limits and hitting a move by sheer force of will.

  • Mentors

    Dave Lewis, Z Weyand, Peter Bowie

  • Partners

    Dave Lewis, Matteo Gaddoni, Lisa Hunrichs Silvey, Dave Murphy, Tom Leitner, Dave Schiller, Randy Silvey, Pat Marron, Brenda Savage, Gina Sample, Claudio Cigna, Matt Gauthier

  • Media & Appearances

    Eurosport’s WATS, You Gotta See This, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Regis & Kathie Lee, The X Show, E! News Daily & more

  • Other Fun


Tournament History

2013 Beach StylersOpen PairsFinals1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals1
2006 Bay Area Plastic On Plastic shred tournamentIndividual OpenFinals1
2005 Wintershred IVOpen PairsFinals1
2003 Manresa Beach OpenCo-opFinals1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalMixed PairsFinals1
2002 SummerfestOpen PairsFinals1
2002 Wintershred at San Francisco’s Ocean BeachCo-opFinals1
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
2000 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1999 AZ States – ScottsdaleCo-opFinals1
1998 Wham-O Invasion ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals1
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1998 Beach Championships – San DiegoCo-opFinals1
1998 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1997 La Mirada Fall 1-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1997 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicCo-opFinals1
1996 La Mirada Fall One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Beach BowlOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalOpen PairsFinals1
1996 Return of the L.A. MonthlyIndividual OpenFinals1
1995 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1995 La Mirada Fall One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1995 La Mirada Spring OverallOpen PairsFinals1
1995 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1995 New Zealand Flying Disc ChampionshipsOtherFinals1
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsFinals1
1994 FPA Midwest OpenMixed PairsFinals1
1994 Northwest ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1994 World Beach InvitationalCo-opFinals1
1993 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1993 LaMirada Fall OverallOtherFinals1
1993 Beach Bowl 13Open PairsFinals1
1993 LaMirada Disc Club Spring OverallOpen FormatFinals1
2011 Paganello World Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsFinals6
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals5
2010 Seaside Super HeinOtherFinals12
2009 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2009 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals4
2008 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals3
2007 SummershredOpen PairsFinals2
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeCo-opFinals5
2006 Cologne Random Co-op and regular Open PairsOpen PairsFinals3
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2005 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicCo-opFinals2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
2004 Wintershred IIIOpen PairsFinals8
2003 FPA World Freestyle ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
2003 San Diego Beach Freestyle Frisbee Tournament at Mission BeachOpen PairsFinals3
2003 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals2
2002 Best Damn Freestyle Tournament PeriodIndividual OpenFinals2
2002 Summershred Ocean Beach SFCo-opFinals4
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1999 Ventura Beach TournamentOpen PairsFinals3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsFinals7
1998 El Dorado Fall 1-Day Overall – Los AngelesOpen FormatFinals2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1998 Midwest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Santa Monica MonthlyOpen PairsFinals3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicOpen PairsFinals2
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalMixed PairsFinals5
1996 La Mirada Spring One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Son of the L.A. MonthlyOtherFinals3
1996 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Return of the L.A. MonthlyOtherFinals2
1995 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals4
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
1995 FPA Eastern Nat’l Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1995 FPA Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
1995 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals3
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1994 Beach Bowl 14Co-opFinals2
1994 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
1994 Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1994 La Mirada Spring OverallOpen PairsFinals4
1994 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals4
1994 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1993 Texas State ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
1993 Amazing Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals8
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals10
1993 Beach Bowl 13Co-opFinals2
1993 WFDFCo-opFinals12
1993 California OpenOpen PairsFinals5
1993 California State Overall ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
1974 Canadian OpenCo-opFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries1
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2006 Cologne Random Co-op and regular Open PairsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals1
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries3
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicOpen PairsSemi-Finals7