Total Events Non-Major Wins
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  • Steve
  • Scannell
  • Boston Pops
  • United States
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Taunton, MA, US
  • VP of Sales & Marketing, EnergyUSA Propane
  • Started playing in 1957, but didn't start competing until 1992
  • Player Bio

    Steve Scannell a.k.a. The Boston Pops
    Born in Boston during the first half of the last century, Steve still lives in Massachusetts and considers himself a citizen of the world. The legitimate grandfather of freestyle in New England, his favorite pasttime is jamming with old and new acquaintances around the world. A disciple of Ron Kaufman’s “World Peace Through Play”, Steve has made countless friends while jamming on four continents. Steve’s proudest freestyle moment was co-hosting the 2002 World Freestyle Championships in Boston. A self-described “freestyle whore” he has teamed in competitions over the years with the likes of Sonny Cade, Dan Magallanes, Paul Kenny, Dan Yarnell, Steve Hanes, Toddy Brodeur, Alan Caplin, Nicki Nicholson, Doug Korns, Steve Hayes, Mike Estrabrook, Art Viger, Fernando Direito, Rick Williams, Rik Downs, Harvey Brandt, Judy Robbins, Mark Ide, Tito Andino, Carl Emerson, Victor Ouzoonian, Steve Fitzgerald, Abe Calzadilla, Chris DePaola and Glen Stockwell. Steve’s pet, ‘Wrecks’, is considered the world’s oldest Frisbee dog. His favorite nails are those made by ‘Dr. Disc’ Rik Downs of Louisville, Kentucky but he’ll steal a Yarnail any chance he gets.

  • Career Highlights

    Traveling and jamming through China in 1985 with Dan Magallanes and Ron Kaufman’s China Flyer Tour.

  • How I Started

    After playing Ultimate in Boston for a few years I saw my first real freestyler at La Jolla Cove while visiting the west coast in 1978. He had one arm in a cast, but I never did learn his name.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Getting out of bed.

  • Other Fun

    My two grandsons, Niklas and Colin

Tournament History

EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 Seaside Super HeinOpen FormatFinals29
2010 The JammersOpen FormatFinals6
2009 The JammersOpen FormatFinals3
2008 Puerto Rico Winter JamOpen PairsFinals2
2007 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2007 The JammersMixed PairsFinals6
2006 Masters and Juniors Overall ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals6
2006 The JammersMixed PairsFinals5
2005 – A Gathering of the Tribe, Narragannsett, RIIndividual OpenFinals13
2005 Seaside SuperHeinIndividual OpenFinals22
2005 The JammersOpen FormatFinals4
2004 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
2004 The Narragansett Beach JamIndividual OpenFinals11
2004 The JammersMixed PairsFinals6
2004 New England Indoor Frisbee Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2003 Narragansett Freestyle Frisbee Beach JamMixed PairsFinals4
2003 Jammers ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals5
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsFinals4
2002 World Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals4
2002 SummerfestOpen PairsFinals12
2002 NE Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2001 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals4
2001 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals3
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals6
2000 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals3
2000 Bridgeport Frisbie FestivalOpen PairsFinals4
2000 Puerto Rico OpenOpen PairsFinals4
2000 NE Indoor ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals6
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleMixed PairsFinals3
1999 Narragansett Freestyle ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals4
1999 Paganello – Rimini, ItalyOpen FormatFinals3
1999 N.E. Freestyle Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
1998 New England Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Masters Overall – Santa MariaGM OpenFinals2
1998 New England Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Frisbee Commemorative FestivalOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Wham-O Invasion ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals6
1998 2nd Annual Expression SessionOpen PairsFinals4
1997 Connecticut State Frisbee ChampionshipOpen FormatFinals4
1997 Northeast Freestyle/DDC ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
1996 Northern California States/Indian SummerOpen FormatFinals7
1996 Connecticut State ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals4
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalOpen PairsFinals7
1995 New England ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1995 Vermont StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1995 Connecticut StatesOpen PairsFinals3
1995 Maine StatesOpen PairsFinals3
1995 Octad/Pennsylvania StatesOpen FormatFinals10
1995 New England Indoor Flying Disc FestivalOpen PairsFinals2
1994 New England ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1994 FPA Midwest OpenOpen PairsFinals4
1994 Rhode Island StatesCo-opFinals3
1994 Connecticut StatesOpen FormatFinals4
1993 Connecticut StatesOtherFinals4
1992 Connecticut ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
EventDivisionRoundFinish
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals6
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries10
2007 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPrelim Seeding4
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals5
2006 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
2004 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2004 New England Indoor Frisbee Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries6
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2002 World Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries4
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2001 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatPreliminaries3
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals6
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals7
2000 PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries4
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals7
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries7
1997 Rhode Island StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries5
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1995 New York StatesOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals6
1994 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries5