Total Events Non-Major Wins
27 10
  • Stefan
  • Karlsson
  • Stefan Karlsson
  • Sweden
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Linköping, Sweden
  • Aviation industry
  • 1979 / 1981 as Overall player
  • Player Bio

    After spending many years on the tour as an Overall-player, I was bored with the limitation many of the other disc-events have. You did the same throw more or less all the time, practising too often by yourself, in order to maybe be able to throw the disc a little longer& I found what I was looking for in freestyle. The unlimited world of freestyle offer so much, so it is hard to understand that not all disc-players are freestylers. For me it today is the best thing to do&

    Every time I play, I seek variety and flow. I want it to be a lot of movement in the jam, a lot of passing and running around. Move the disc to your partner in a smooth way, and keep the flow going. Combine the easy passes with some tough/risky stuff once the jam is ready for it, but always be prepared to go one step down to make the flow going. Stay alert and have split-vision, what is happening, where will your partner set the disc for you?

    I love playing with the smaller disc, 40-, 50- 60- or 100-mold. It makes your hand sensitive and you can do a lot of touch-brushing, and shorter combinations. It also is a great warm-up before bringing on the big disc.

    I try to vary my game as much as possible, but I always end up with a lot of tipping, brushing and skid/against-play.

    Freestyle changed my life&

  • Career Highlights

    * been able to watch and jam with King Hudoklin
    * making it to Euro Champs 84
    * traveling and meeting players all over the world
    * 1 year in San Diego 91-92
    * hosting Swedisc Open 93 & 95
    * winning National, European, World and US Open titles

  • How I Started

    The Swedish Frisbee Association co-sponsored a tour with the V-Brothers in late 70s. This caused a Frisbee interest in Sweden which a bunch of kids in Linköping really got hooked on&

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Tipping, skids/against the spin moves, brushing, and anything I havent done for a while

  • Mentors

    Jan Ekman, Henrik Uggla, Joey Hudoklin, Chip Bell, Dave Schiller, Tommy Leitner, Skippy Jammer, Krae Van Sickle, Crazy John Brooks, Larry Imperiale, Jim (Schmal) Benson, Richie Smiths, Craig Smith

  • Partners

    Joakim Arveskär (since 1982-todate), Jan Ekman, Roland Karlsson, Andreas Jaderyd, and various other Swedes, and various other Danish/Finish/German/American/Japanese players.

  • Media & Appearances

    Various local, national and international media

  • Other Fun

    Spending time with my 6-year old daughter Ida.
    Oh yeah, and Laerbs took me surfing at FPA Worlds Hawaii with Joakim & Bethany 🙂

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2005 Swedish Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
2004 Swedisc OpenOpen PairsFinals1
2001 Swedisc OpenOpen PairsFinals1
2000 Swedish National ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1999 Swedish ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1998 Swedish Qualifier #1Open PairsFinals1
1997 Swedisc OpenOpen PairsFinals1
1996 Swedisc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1995 Swedish Qualifications #2Open PairsFinals1
1992 Swedish ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2006 EFCOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2005 AmsterJam , the European Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals6
1997 WFDF World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals3