Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
40 6 4
  • Mary
  • Lowry
  • Ms. Muffet
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Seattle, WA, US
  • History/Social Studies Teacher, Ultimate Frisbee Coach/Organizer
  • Late 70's
  • Player Bio

    Mary is one of the true overall disc athletes, with a deep love of Freestyle and Ultimate Frisbee, and an unsurpassable desire to play and an undying commitment to the growth of disc sports.

    Her strenuous and athletic style of play have placed her as a top player in the sport for over 20 years. She is a three-time Women’s World Champion (with Lisa Hunrichs in 1994, 1997, & 2000), and 2001 Mixed Pairs champion (with Dan Yarnell). And… these titles only demonstrate a small part of her disc-ability!

    Mary is able to pull off the big moves in competition with solid combos and graceful (though difficult) catches, and she delights in the shared joy of the “mob-op” in any group jam, bringing her tenacious style and encouraging spirit to every jam.

    As an Ultimate competitor, Mary served as captain of several women’s and co-ed teams, capping her career as a key player with Seattle’s “Women on the Verge”, 1997 World Ultimate Champions. (In 1997, Mary won both freestyle and Ultimate titles in the same weekend!) She has consistently medaled at numerous overall disc events such as the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) championship and the U.S. Open, regularly placing well in distance throwing, discathon, and freestyle.

    Mary’s incredible stamina, generosity, and patience serve as an inspiration in the world of disc sports.

    She has served as Tournament Director for numerous freestyle and ultimate competitions, but she is especially loved and acclaimed for her drive and determination to encourage youth athletes, introducing hundreds of students to disc sports over the course of her career.

  • Career Highlights

    Mary is a three-time Women’s World Champion (with Lisa Hunrichs in 1994, 1997, & 2000), and 2001 Mixed Pairs champion (with Dan Yarnell).

  • How I Started

    Mary moved to Seattle in the 1970s to perfect her disc skills.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Mob-op heaven and disco gitis

  • Mentors

    The Beast, Randy Silvey, Jeff Jorgenson, Bill Wright

  • Partners

    Dan Yarnell, Joel Rogers, Lisa Hunrichs, Cindy Kruger, Mandy Carreiro, Carla Cheshire, Larry Imperiale, Bob Coleman.

  • Media & Appearances

    Mary has been featured in the Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest Magazine, North Seattle Journal, and the Ultimate newsletter, among other publications.

Tournament History

1996 Yakima Flight FestivalWomensFinals1
1995 Seattle Monthly #2Open PairsFinals1
1994 Washington StatesWomensFinals1
1990 SeattleWomensFinals1
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries3
2010 Seaside Super HeinOpen PairsPreliminaries4
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries7
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatPrelim Playoff6
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPrelim Seeding1
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals5
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals3
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals5
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals5
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals4
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals6
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzMixed PairsSemi-Finals3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals7
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals7
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals4
1995 Seattle Monthly #2Open PairsSemi-Finals3