Most people don’t think of Nashville and Frisbee in the same sentence. And neither did native son, Joel Rogers. That is why he moved to Cardiff by the Sea, CA in 1987 to live as a “frisbeetarian”. However, the Nashville music scene did give Joel the fine appreciation for music he uses to complement his competitive routines. Lets face it, for Joel the beach is the place to be, and when you get there, just shut up and jam.
Ranked 10th in 2003, Joels roots are in play with “Chillman” Schiller, Rick Casio, and Laerbs on the beach, in “Sandy Ego.” The near-perfect conditions in San Diego, the vibrant jamming scene there, and lots of hard work created this monster jammer.
Variety is the backbone of Joels play. His motto is “Its not what you do in a five minute routine, its what you can do all day.” Joel comes from the old school of flow and go but he has also incorporated modern overall mastery and total control of the frisbee into his game. “I call that driving the race car at high speed, but smooth in the corners.”
“I like to spend the day jamming trying to make everyone better around me. Some players want to show you what they can do. I want to see what WE can do. My advice is to seek out a group jam with a good vibe and of course: Gitis early, gitis often!
2002 1st Place Pairs w/ Larry Imperiale
1992 1st Place Pairs w/ Dave Schiller
1992 1st Place Co-op w/ Dave Schiller & Dave Murphy
1990 1st Place Co-op w/ Dave Schiller & Rick Castiglia
1989 1st Place Co-op w/ Dave Schiller & Rick Castiglia “Art Of Disc”