Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
37 2 14
  • Matt
  • Gauthier
  • Got hair
  • United States
  • Long Beach, California
  • Portland, OR, US
  • IT Professional (aka computer geek) and Maker of Fine Freestyle Nails
  • http://heinsville.com
  • 1996
  • Player Bio

    Matt brings an explosive energy to the sport of freestyle. With a “go for it!” attitude, a passion for fun, and a fierce dedication to the growth of the sport, Matt has quickly become an exciting presence on the freestyle scene. He has climbed into the top 20 in the world rankings, and now, after winning his third World Championships title, is currently ranked #9. With his brother, Jake Gauthier, he administers heinsville.com, a fun and informative website dedicated to promoting the art of freestyle frisbee and encouraging new players to join and enjoy the sport. He designs, markets, and sells custom-made Hein Nails, an exceptional variety of fake fingernail that players use to improve their freestyle skills; and Whiz-rings, an excellent tool for players of all levels to improve their brushing game.
    Skippy Jammer wrote the following when Matt won the honor of Rookie of the Year in 1998: As the fire of the glory days of the UFOS (Sonoma, CA) diminished, from the ashes rises the Phoenix. In this case there are two Phoenixes, the “G Bros”, Jacob and Matt. Their passion for play give hope to a new generation of players and to the sport as a whole. For Rookie of the Year, Matt Gauthier gets the nod. As another recent phenom from the U, Matt dominated the inaugural Collegiate Freestyle Championships at the US Open in 1997. His sterling performance helped define a perfect “10” for the category. He topped this off with a splendid performance during the Indian Summer Tournament in his old back yard. Add his name to the list of champions…”

  • Career Highlights

    Matt and his brother Jake Gauthier won the Open Pairs title in 2006 and 2007. He is also the 2007 and 2004 Mixed Pairs Champion (w/Lisa Hunrichs). He was Super Hein champ in 2003, and won Move of the Year in 2000 and in 2006. He won Arizona states in

  • How I Started

    At 11 years old, I saw Tommy Leitner do a demo at my school, and I knew what I had to do with my life! When I was 16 my brother, Jake Gauthier, introduced me to Mike Esterbrook, a longtime freestyle devotee, and the rest is history!

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Favorite Move I Can Do: Sabbatical Favorite Move Names: Alien Birth Ritual, Calaveras Back Roll Favorite move to work on in the living room: Third world 1&1/2 scarecrow.

  • Mentors

    Mike Esterbrook, Jimmy Zuur, the spirit of jammers everywhere, and a little video.

  • Partners

    Jake Gauthier, Lisa Hunrichs, Dave Lewis, Randy Silvey, Steve (Beast) Hayes, Skippy Jammer, Mike Cloud, Art Viger, Scott Weaver, Greg Riley, Bob Boulware, Arthur Coddington.

  • Media & Appearances

    Matt has appeared in the Press Democrat Newspaper, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Portland Tribune, KFTY News Channel 50, KGW TV, Rose Parade, Taiwan T.V., Fox News 12 Portland, a Wham-O promotional video, and multiple home videos.

  • Sponsors

    Heinsville.com

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2014 FrisBeer CupOpen PairsFinals1
2013 Beach StylersOpen PairsFinals1
2010 Seaside Super HeinOpen PairsFinals1
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
2007 The JammersOpen FormatFinals1
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2003 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2003 Manresa Beach OpenCo-opFinals1
2003 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals1
2001 Manpico OpenOpen PairsFinals1
2001 Oregon State Overall Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals1
1998 Indian Summer – SonomaOpen FormatFinals1
1997 Tampico OpenCo-opFinals1
1974 Canadian OpenMixed PairsFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries2
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2007 Arizona StatesOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries2
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals3
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatPrelim Playoff1
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries3
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries5