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  • Dan
  • Yarnell
  • YarNail
  • United States
  • Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • Vilano Beach, FL, US
  • Dental Technician
  • Player Bio

    It has been said you cannot say Yarnell without saying Hein (or is that Hanes?). Coming out of Texas and going to every tournament in sight, Dan along with longtime partner Steve Hanes drove everywhere to compete and jam.

    This vast experience has paid off as Dan is consistently at the top of the jam heap with his gymnastic capabilities and his extensive technical game. His spinning kicks are unique in Pro Disc Freestyle”, while his disc manipulations are otherworldly. He is that rare jammer who is both physical and technical at the highest level.

    As a dental technician, Dan’s work experience has helped the jam community. His work with dental acrylics has seen him develop a cottage industry by providing state of the art acrylic “YarNails,” used by a majority of jammers worldwide.

    Dan is a rare former #1 ranked player, having toppled the Arthur and Dave juggernaut for a time a couple of years ago.

    Dan met his fiancee at a Frisbee tournament where her brother was the tournament director. Now she is his “freestyle” partner. Who can define freestyle partnership?

  • Career Highlights

    Winning FPA Worlds open pairs (2) and mixed pairs titles.

  • Featured Video

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    First throw, spinning kicks, jamming with “happy feet”

  • Partners

    Steve Hanes, Randy Silvey, Tristin Doshier, Mary Lowry, Paul Kenny, Jamie Chantiles, Diego Gamboa

  • Media & Appearances

    Local TV demonstrations

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2003 Jammers ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals1
2002 PaganelloOpen FormatFinals1
2001 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen FormatFinals1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1999 Indoor Championships – Jackson HoleOpen PairsFinals1
1998 AZ States – ScottsdaleOpen PairsFinals1
1996 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Tennessee StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Alabama StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1995 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1994 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2011 Paganello World Freestyle ChallengeCo-opFinals4
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals8
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals3
2007 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals4
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals8
2006 30th Annual Virginia States Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals6
2004 The JammersOpen PairsFinals6
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsFinals3
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals4
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsCo-opFinals5
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals6
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2000 Bridgeport Frisbie FestivalOpen PairsFinals4
2000 PaganelloOpen FormatFinals2
1999 AZ States – ScottsdaleCo-opFinals2
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzCo-opFinals2
1999 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals4
1998 Jammers Championships – JacksonvilleOpen PairsFinals2
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatFinals4
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals6
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals6
1998 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals5
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsFinals4
1996 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals5
1995 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals12
1995 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals4
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
1995 Octad/Pennsylvania StatesOpen FormatFinals2
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals6
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
1993 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals4
1993 Texas State ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals12
1992 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals3
1988 Dallas Air OpenOpen PairsFinals3
1974 Canadian OpenCo-opFinals6
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPrelim Seeding2
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatPrelim Playoff5
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPrelim Seeding1
2006 30th Annual Virginia States Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi Playoff2
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries1
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
2000 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals6
2000 PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals4
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
1994 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals5