Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
61 5 19
  • Randy
  • Silvey
  • Randoman
  • 34
  • United States
  • Seattle
  • Seattle, WA, US
  • 01/11/1962
  • Jammer
  • www.frisbeeguru.com
  • 1978
  • Player Bio

    Randy Silvey’s impact on the sport of Freestyle Disc Play is nothing short of monumental. He first began playing as a young man near his home north of Seattle WA. A rumor of a tourney at Woodland Park near Green Lake peaked his interest and his passion for Disc Sports emerged. In time he would begin to master Ultimate, Disc Golf and eventually Freestyle play. Since he had no natural partners to play with, he began to jam by himself. In a remarkable achievement, he elevated his game to incredibly high levels without the stimulus of having a regular partner. When he began attending tournaments in 1979-1981, his game was already fully developed. But college and his interest in the thespian arts lured him away from disc play in 1981. But it was always there in the back of his mind. In 1988 he had a chance encounter in San Diego with John Jewell. JJ’s drive and skill must have had an impact on Randy, because when he returned to Seattle, his interest in freestyle became an obsession. He began playing endless hours with the local ‘Controllers’ and other older Seattle Windjammers.

    Most people’s skills in Freestyle hits a plateau between 5 to 10 years after they began playing. Randy is an exception to this rule. His touch and skills are still being developed almost 40 years after he began playing. Randy’s game is the foundation of the ‘Green Lake Game’. A style of play that features high levels of passing, cutting, movement, spontaneity, and joy. The amount of talent that would emerge from this scene was profound. People like Mary Lowry, Doug Simon, Bob Boulware, Cindy St Mary, Steve Hays, and many others were heavily influenced by Randy’s style of play. His experience has also profoundly influenced others beyond Green Lake as well. Randy always pushes the envelope of creativity and his choreography and routines reflect that, and are often whimsical and humorous. By referencing his acting skills, his creative drive makes his routines uniquely accessible to any audience and he’s always a fan favorite. He is also a wonderful Mixed Partner, always featuring his partner.

    Another element of Randy is his list of partners. His thirst for new ideas and styles of play had him reaching out to anyone and everyone. And his durability and sustained excellence over time have reached levels second to none.

    In addition to this, Randy’s contributions to Freestyle off of the field are also critically important. He has served on the FPA Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020. But his most important contribution has been through his ongoing Podcasts ‘Shootin’ the Frisbreeze’ with co-creator Jake Gauthier. The show has brought the history and legacy of Freestyle play to new audiences and has created a fantastic archive of play.

  • Career Highlights

    1996 FPA Co-op (with Bill Wright and Larry Imperiale)
    1996 WFDF (with Bill Wright and Larry Imperiale)
    1997 FPA Pairs (with Dave Schiller)
    2000 FPA Pairs (with Dan Yarnell)
    2001 Paganello (with Paul Kenny and Dan Yarnell)
    2002 FPA Co-op (with Ted Oberhaus and Erwin Velasquez)
    2009 FPA Co-op (with Tom Leitner and Arthur Coddington)
    2009 WFDF (with Pat Marron and Dave Lewis)
    2011 FPA Co-op (with Jake Gauthier and Dave Lewis)
    2014 Paganello (with Bill Wright and Larry Imperiale)

    7 Virginia State Champion Titles
    2 Super Hein Overall Champion Titles
    2 Paganello Titles
    1 Frisbeer Title

Player Details

  • Mentors

    Jeff Jorgensen, Ralph Williamson, Don Bishop, Don Bjelke, Doug Newland and Sheryl Payne

  • Partners

    Larry Imperiale, Bill Wright, Dan Yarnell, Dave Schiller, Jake Gauthier, Dave Lewis, Pat Marron, Arthur Coddington, Tom Lietner, Ted Oberhaus, Erwin Velasquez

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2014 FrisBeer CupCo-opFinals5
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals5
2010 Czech openCo-opFinals6
2009 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals4
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2003 FPA World Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2003 World Disc GamesOpen PairsFinals5
2003 San Diego Beach Freestyle Frisbee Tournament at Mission BeachOpen PairsFinals2
2003 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals3
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
2002 SummerfestOpen PairsFinals6
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1999 AZ States – ScottsdaleCo-opFinals2
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzMixed PairsFinals4
1998 AZ States – ScottsdaleOpen PairsFinals3
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1997 World Masters Overall ChampionshipsMasters OpenFinals2
1997 Disc-a-paloozaMixed PairsFinals4
1996 Seattle Country Day School Holiday Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1996 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals3
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals3
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalOpen PairsFinals2
1995 World Beach InvitationalMixed PairsFinals4
1995 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals7
1995 FPA Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals5
1994 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
1994 Northwest ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1994 La Mirada Spring OverallOpen PairsFinals2
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals5
1993 Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicMixed PairsFinals9
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
1992 Northwest Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1990 U.S. OpenCo-opFinals10
1980 Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series: Vancouver, BCOpen FormatFinals5
1991 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals3
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries4
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2006 30th Annual Virginia States Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi Playoff1
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2001 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals3
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1995 Seattle Monthly #2Open PairsSemi-Finals2
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals6