Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
40 6 4
  • Mary
  • Lowry
  • Ms. Muffet
  • United States
  • Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA, US
  • History/Social Studies Teacher, Ultimate Frisbee Coach/Organizer
  • 1980
  • Player Bio

    Mary Lowry is one of the most important Freestylers of all time. Her efforts as a top-notch women’s Freestyler, as a mentor, and as an organizer is unmatched. Also, her incredible athleticism that helped her to become an elite Women’s Ultimate Captain and Player as well as a strong force in Frisbee Overall events only adds to her legacy.

    There was never a time in Mary’s life where she was not fascinated by Frisbees. As a young girl, her Wham-O All-American frisbee was her constant companion. Performing skip shots on pavement in front of her home, or traveling through Europe as a High School Student Exchange Student, that disc was always with her. As a college student at the University of Southern Florida, she finally encountered some skilled players which set her on her trajectory towards greatness.

    After moving to Seattle in 1978, she connected with the local Olympic Windjammers and dove deeper into her passion for Disc Sports. Her connection with Jeff Jorgenson would set her trajectory towards greatness. Her initial efforts in formal Frisbee Competitions was in the Overall format where she was a young dynamo, ripping out monster MTA throws. After seeing g rose, Suzanne Strait and Jane Englehardt at an NAS Vancouver tournament in 1979, she focused on her Freestyle play where she could combine her creative energies with her athleticism. She quickly rose to prominence. In time, future World Champions Lisa Hunrichs, Cindy St Mary, Sarah Bergman and Branda Savage all directly benefited from her patience, vision and joy-of-play. As the ‘Green Lake’ jam scene grew into full blossom, Mary was the physical and emotional center of that scene. That group would develop into the most influential group of Freestylers by the end of the 1990’s. And they continue to inspire to this day.

    Also of note: Mary was inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2017. She was also a Captain and member of the 1995 and 1997 WFDF Women’s World Ultimate Club Champion teams (Women on the Verge).

    She also won the 2009 WFDF Overall Title.

  • Career Highlights

    1997 FPA Women’s (with Lisa Hunrichs)
    2000 FPA Women’s (with Lisa Hunrichs)
    2001 FPA Mixed (with Dan Yarnell)
    2003 World Disc (with Judy Robbins)
    2006 FPA Women’s (with Sarah Bergman)
    2011 FPA Women’s (with Lisa Hunrichs)

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Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Mob-op heaven and disco gitis

  • Mentors

    Jeff Jorgenson, Ralph Williamson, Jeff Elliott, Randy Silvey, Craig Burris, Steve Hays.

  • Partners

    Tami Pellicane, Carla Vargo, Heather Gray, Judy Robbins, Lori Daniels, Sarah Bergman, Lisa Hunrichs, Cindy St. Mary, Bethany Sanchez, Char Powell, and Emma Kahle. Men players: Jeff Jorgenson, Randy Silvey, Craig Burris, Bob Coleman, Dave Zeff, Joel Rogers, Dan Yarnell, Paul Kenny, and Steve Hays.

  • 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

EventDivisionRoundFinish
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalWomensFinals1
1995 Seattle Monthly #2Open PairsFinals1
1994 Washington StatesWomensFinals1
1990 SeattleWomensFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
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 ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-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