Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
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  • Jonathan
  • Willett
  • Jonathein
  • United States
  • New York City
  • Boulder, CO, US
  • philosophy/law
  • 81-82
  • Player Bio

    Although there is nothing like winning a world championship, the highlight of my career was at Ventura the next year when I hit a gitosis right in front of many of my idols who were judging, including Chipper Bro Bell and Dave ChillMan Schiller. I still get fired up whenever I get to jam, because it is the pure feeling of jamming in the wind that makes me say: There’s nothing like jammin’–Live to jam and jam to live.
    Now I love to try and inspire younger jammers to improve. It is exciting to watch someone who gets better evertime they play.
    I also feel privileged to part of a sport that is new and creative and is growing all over the world.
    Top finishes: 1993 World Pairs Champion. Winning three state championships in two weeks in 1982. R.I. State Champ 1984. 1991 Worlds co-op 4th place. 1992 Worlds co-op 5th place. 1995 worlds co-op 3rd place. 1985 Worlds pairs 4th place. 1999 Manresa first place co-op. (This is my memory, actual results may differ).

  • Career Highlights

    1993 World Pairs Champion. RI, NY, Conn state champ 1982. 84 R.I. State Champion; 1991 Worlds co-op 4th place. 1992 Worlds co-op 4th place. 1995 Worlds co-op 3rd place. 1999 Manresa first place co-op. 1985 Worlds 4th place pairs.

  • How I Started

    Saw people jamming in Central Park and Washington Square Park (NYC) in the 1970s

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    scarecrow delay, gitosis, any quad at the beach

  • Mentors

    Jamie Chantiles, the Coloradicals, Rob Fried, Roger Meier, Krae Van Sickle

  • Partners

    Roger Meier, Peter Laubert, Mike Reid, Bill Wright, Chris Ryan, Larry Imperiale, Rick Castiglia, Paul Klemmer and many others.

  • Media & Appearances

    MTV 1997, numerous newspapers and local TV shows. Played with Spuds McKenzie.

  • Sponsors

    Family, Wright Life.

  • Other Fun

    family, skiing, cycling, snowboarding, running.

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
2007 Arizona StatesOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPrelim Seeding1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals6