I am married with 3 daughters and a son. My 3 girls are all married. I have currently 4 granddaughters. I worked in the factory for 31 years. While I worked in the shop, I was suggester of the year 4 years in a row at Buick City. I competed in Frisbee Freestyle from 80-84. My partner and I had a 3rd place finish at the East Coast Championships. He quit playing and I crossed over to footbag freestyle in 1985. My partner Greg Nelson and I won Team Freestyle Championships together in 90, 92, and 94. I was voted into the footbag Hall of Fame in 2003. I have performed with The Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team since 1980. With almost 1500 demos, and having traveled across the United States, including Canada, it has been a good life. I started competing once in a while several years ago with Thomas Lasher and anyone else that I could talk into teaming up with me.
Nothing to speak of in freestyle Frisbee.
How I Started
My 1st exposure to freestyle was throw and catch. I was at a beach in Lapeer, MI. There were 2 guys throwing the forehand, overhand wrist flip and the backhand. They were using the btb, utl, and over the ear catch. One gentleman was also using the water fountain to let the disc glide on his hand and wrist. I was so inspired to learn this game, that I talked my best friend at the time, into taking on this new game. We practiced out in front of our house at a close range, mastering the form and then adding to the game. Whenever someone told me about seeing someone playing thow and catch, I would travel to that area, find the person and learn new skills. My game made the biggest jump in 1976. We heard about the Air Aces III playing down in the Detroit area. The Wonderland Shopping Mall. Sponsored by Red Barn, ( a big chain back in the day). These guys could do it all. Tipping, skipping, multiples, etc. Practiced anywhere and at all hours of the day to hone my game. I have never had more fun than learning to master the game of freestyle!
Anything with a Frisbee.
Thomas Lasher, Dan Yarnell, Pat Marron, Jonathon Willett, Harvey Brandt.