Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
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  • Steve
  • Hanes
  • Steve Hanes
  • United States
  • Yadkinville, North Carolina
  • Wedgwood, TX, US
  • Systems software developer
  • 19
  • Player Bio

    Steve “the” Hanes is probably the most elegant jammer on the circuit, and has a great field presence that shows the spectators how much he loves playing. Hanes combines fantastic gymnastic tumbling (see photos on the left) with a technical flair that is pure joy to watch.

    Along with longtime partner Dan Yarnell, Steve won an FPA Worlds Open Pairs title in Santa Cruz in 1999. Rumor had it that Hanes and Yarnell were one person as the synergy between the two was so strong.

    This Texan exudes the spirit of the game. Often he is the first to congratulate a winner, even when said victory was directly at his expense. He will jam all day and be all over the turf, which is remarkable given his back surgery not long ago.

  • Career Highlights

    1994 Seniors, 1999 Senior Grand Master, 1999 FPA Open pairs, 2000 Senior Grand Master, 2002 Paganello

  • How I Started

    Moment of clarity: I was 14 years old. I was throwing a black Master with my Father in the side yard of our house in Winston-Salem and I realized at that moment how much I loved my Father and how much playing frisbee meant to me.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Moebius, Arloohi, Quad filet of sole, spinning Tommykick, handstand reverse gitis…let me think

  • Mentors

    Joey Hudoklin…who could ask for anything more?

  • Partners

    Jamie Chantiles, Dan Yarnell, Jim Simpson, Doug Korns, Mike Esterbrook, Tristan Doshier, Judy Robbins, Allen Elliot, Mark Blakemore, Greg Riley, Steve Haire,
    Mike Stoneking

  • Other Fun

    Oil painting, windsurfing

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2002 PaganelloOpen FormatFinals1
1999 Masters Overall ChampionshipsGM OpenFinals1
1996 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Alabama StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1994 Texas StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1994 Masters ChampionshipsMasters OpenFinals1
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2004 World Masters/Juniors Frisbee ChampionshipsMasters OpenPreliminaries1
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals3
2002 World Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatPreliminaries2
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals4
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
1994 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals5