Total Events Non-Major Wins
55 4
  • Carl
  • Emerson
  • Bones
  • United States
  • Willimantic, CT USA
  • Atlantic Beach, FL, US
  • Signmaker
  • 1980
  • Player Bio

    Mentors:
    Charlie Callahan of The Sacramento Wizards inspired me to play and taught me I should inspire others to play. Dr. Stancil Johnson taught me that frisbee is both Technical AND Fun. Dave Murphy made the mistake of letting a complete stranger “spin” with him on Carmel Beach one day and I haven’t wanted to take my nails off since.

    Why I Play?
    Going to the park after school was to be with friends and play frisbee. Cutting school and going to Folsom Lake was to be with friends and play frisbee. Thanks Josh. Later, getting together for a few beers with friends was, typically, after playing frisbee. Thanks Jeff. Thanks Toddy. Thanks Jason. Seems I then began to plan my travels around frisbee tournaments. Seems even now Frisbee has been a factor in many of my large decisions in life. That “special weekend away” when I asked Michele to marry me, I found a way to squeeze in a jam. Thanks Paul. Our wedding rings were tied to a Styler, not a pillow, and although surprised, she was actually ok with that. Thanks Michele. Our move to Florida was even inspired by frisbee. Sorry Mom.

    My best friends are frisbee players. The friends. The sharing. The giving back. The welcoming attitude. It’s the VA States. It’s the Santa Cruz memories from way back. It’s the playing on beaches in Monterey, Newport, Jacksonville, and Aruba. It’s places like Lover’s Point, Harkness, Boston, Bellingham Common, and the Washington Monument. It’s the margaritas after a hot afternoon jam. It’s the seed busting in the first round, only to collapse in the second. It’s the phone call from another player saying he’s gonna be in town. It’s the anticipation of having plane tickets to a tournament 2 months away. It’s the picking off nail glue residue for a few days after a weekend jam.

    It’s that feeling when playing; things are clicking; the body is fluid, the mind is ahead of the physical; and suddenly I realize I haven’t thought about deadlines, I haven’t thought about bills – I’ve been feeling the moment, enjoying the moment, confidently, without hesitation, without forethought and it feels so good…

    There’s nothing like sharing that inner, satisfying, friendly smile after a jam amongst “Family.” I think it’s why I like to play. It’s been the same reason, the same feeling, for over 25 years.

  • Career Highlights

    Former Tournament Director of Connecticut State Frisbee Championships 1988-1998 . Raising Money for March of Dimes and various Charities . Winner of a few State Freestyle Tournaments 1990-1999, Thanks to some very talented partners

  • How I Started

    Charlie Callahan and The Sacramento Wizards came to my high school and did a lunchtime demo in 1980. Since that day, most everything in my life has been frisbee-related in one form or another.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Tooth Brush

  • Partners

    Some Great Memories Come from Being Lucky Enough to Have Played with These People and Many Others:

    Josh Bertken . Kevin Callahan . Dave Murphy . Jason Southwick . Jeff O’Brien . Rick Williams . Steve Scannell . Ted Oberhaus . Paul Kenny . Gary Auerbach . Craig Simon . Rik Downs . Alan Caplan . Renee Pardo . Tito Andino . And most proudly, with my son Josh

  • Media & Appearances

    The Sacramento Bee . The Norwich Bulletin . The Florida-Times Union . Channel 4 News, Jacksonville

  • Other Fun

    Other fun stuff in my life include Disc Golf, Distance, Kayaking, Ball Golf and sitting in a beach chair with a cold dark beer and a good book.

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 The JammersOpen FormatFinals3
2009 The JammersOpen FormatFinals4
2007 The JammersMixed PairsFinals7
2005 – A Gathering of the Tribe, Narragannsett, RIIndividual OpenFinals10
2005 The JammersOpen FormatFinals6
2004 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals5
2004 The Narragansett Beach JamOpen FormatFinals4
2004 The JammersMixed PairsFinals5
2004 New England Indoor Frisbee Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2003 Narragansett Freestyle Frisbee Beach JamOpen PairsFinals5
2003 Jammers ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals6
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachMixed PairsFinals3
1999 AZ States – ScottsdaleCo-opFinals5
1999 NY States – Mt. KiscoOpen FormatFinals3
1999 Narragansett Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
1999 New England Freestyle ChampsOpen FormatFinals3
1999 N.E. Freestyle Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
1998 Jammers Championships – JacksonvilleOpen PairsFinals5
1998 CT StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1998 New England Freestyle ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals11
1998 2nd Annual Expression SessionOpen PairsFinals2
1997 Connecticut State Frisbee ChampionshipOpen FormatFinals4
1996 Connecticut State ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1995 New England ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1995 Connecticut StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1995 Maine StatesOpen PairsFinals3
1995 Octad/Pennsylvania StatesOpen FormatFinals11
1994 New England ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
1994 New Hampshire StatesOpen PairsFinals3
1994 Connecticut StatesOpen FormatFinals5
1994 Maine StatesOpen PairsFinals5
1993 New England Flying Disc ChampionshipsOtherFinals4
1993 New Hampshire StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1993 Massachusetts StatesOtherFinals3
1993 Rhode Island StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1993 Pyramids VOpen PairsFinals3
1993 Maine Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
1992 New England ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1992 Connecticut ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
1992 Rhode Island ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1992 Pyramids ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2006 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
2004 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
2004 New England Indoor Frisbee Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries4
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2000 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
1999 Virginia StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries5
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries5
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries4