Work hard, play harder. That may be a sports manufacturing slogan, but when watching Judy Robbins from Phoenix, AZ “jam,” one realizes that this is her mantra. Watching her in competition, one can sense the effort Judy puts into routines. Whether it’s her evolving repertoire of “against the spin” moves or spinning combinations, Robbins is always “focused” on the field and a formidable competitor. Robbins’ commitment to winning and playing well for the judges has resulted in numerous wins in the past 20 years.
Her recent finishes include 2002 FPA Worlds Women’s Pairs Champion, winning the World Women’s Masters Freestyle Championships six times, and becoming the WFDF World Women’s Overall Champion in 2002. Judy holds five major championship titles.
With all of these titles to her name, it’s no wonder that her partners include many notable individuals in Pro Disc Freestyleý. When queried which jamming partner she aspires to play like, she states with enthusiasm, “Erwin Velasquez!” whom she has also partnered with on a couple of occasions.
One advantage Judy may have is that she never stops moving. In her profession as a teacher of the deaf and American Sign Language Interpreter, Robbins is in constant motion when interacting with her students. In fact, she has been seen on the sidelines of the jamming field, explaining the sport of freestyle disc to the hearing-impaired audience.