Total Events
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  • Steve
  • Vinoski
  • Sox (old college nickname)
  • United States
  • Elkins, WV
  • Chelmsford, MA, US
  • Software developer
  • http://www.iona.com/hyplan/vinoski/
  • 1980
  • Player Bio

    Unfortunately, my body isn’t built for jamming — it’s more built for football or weightlifting. I am definitely not tall or lanky or long-limbed. My range of moves is therefore limited, but I take both spins on both hands and throw reasonably well. But who cares — jamming is so much more challenging and fun than any other sport I’ve ever played that it doesn’t matter. I’m not too much into competing, and mainly prefer to just jam for fun. And at the end of the day, the best thing about freestyle is the people. In this sport, the top players in the world will gladly jam with you as long as you can give decent throws back to them — there’s no “I’m too good to play with you” attitude like you see in every other sport. In the 25 years that I’ve jammed I can honestly say that I never met a fellow jammer whom I didn’t like. The best part of jamming for me after all these years has been getting my son Ryan, who *is* tall, lanky, and long-limbed, hooked on freestyle and watching him quickly become one of the amazing young players in this sport.

  • Career Highlights

    3rd Massachusetts States 1989, 4th Narragansett Beach Jam 2004, 2nd in freestyle at the New England Overalls 2004, 2nd at the “My Old Kentucky Jam,” August 2005.

  • How I Started

    I started playing frisbee when I was 12 thanks to my older brother John. I learned to delay at age 17 after seeing someone doing it, but had no idea what to do after that until I met Willi Williams while in college.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Back rolls and chest rolls, nice and slow.

  • Mentors

    Willi Williams, Toddy Brodeur, Steve Scannell

  • Partners

    Willi Williams, Sunny Cade, Ryan Vinoski (my son), Carl Emerson

  • Media & Appearances

    I explained how to delay on a local news channel during the FPA Worlds in Boston 2002.

  • Other Fun

    Wife and four children, travel, harmonica player and general music lover, computers, basketball.

Tournament History