Event counts are incomplete
Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
55 14 11
  • Amy Bekken
  • Schiller
  • Dude, Amy Dude
  • United States
  • San Diego, CA USA
  • Ocean Beach, CA, US
  • 07/08/1963
  • Recreation Marketing Executive, San Diego State University
  • 1985
  • Player Bio

    Amy has won more world overall women’s world titles than any other female player. After being a star ultimate player and winning several U.S. Open overall championships (7 different disc sports, including freestyle), Amy earned the title of women’s “Player of the Decade (90’s)” in freestyle.

    In 1990, Amy won the “triple-crown” of individual disc sports; winning the PDGA Women’s World Disc Golf Title, US Open Women’s Overall Title and the FPA Women’s Pairs Title. That same year, she worked with her San Diego women’s ultimate team, Safari, to place 2nd at the National Championships.

    Amy has volunteered as the Marketing Director for the Freestyle Players Association for two two-year terms. She co-directed Beach Stylers, a popular annual freestyle event in San Diego from 2008-2019

  • Career Highlights

    1989, 1990, 1992, 1994 – U.S. Open Flying Disc Overall Champion
    1991, 1993, 1999 – World Flying Disc Overall Champion
    1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2016 – FPA World Freestyle Women’s Pairs Champion
    1990 – PDGA World Disc Golf Champion
    1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 2005, 2008, 2010 – FPA World Freestyle Mixed Pairs Champion
    1991 – MTA World Record (11.81 seconds)

  • How I Started

    Amy started playing disc sports in 1981 with the University of Illinois Ultimate club. She helped form the U of I’s first women’s team, Drastic Plastic, and went on to play women’s ultimate in Chicago with Slaves to the Wind and later Nemesis. Inspired by a trip to the Santa Cruz 1986 World Disc Championships and spurred on by her ultimate co-captain, Nan Maro Babakhanian, Amy learned to nail delay in 1986. Summers in Chicago, she had the opportunity to train with open division players on Chicago’s Windy City ultimate team. The crew were also some of the legends of freestyle and overall including John Connelly and Pat Tower. Tower took on Schiller as a protoge and she learned disc golf and power throwing. In 1985, Schiller moved to Los Angeles where she helped to form a new LA women’s ultimate club team and then finally began competing with Safari, the San Diego women’s ultimate club team, from 1987 until 1999. Safari took 2nd place at the, then UPA, National Club Championships twice.

    While playing with Safari, Schiller was inspired by fellow teammates who were top overall players including Mandy Carrerio, Wendy Coates, Liz Herrick and Annie Kreml. These teammates encouraged her to compete in her first U.S. Open Overall Championship in 1986. Schiller went on to win her first overall title at the U.S. Open in 1989 and completed her career in women’s overall in Kalmar, Sweden in 1999 with a total of seven world overall champion titles. As of November 21, 2019, Amy holds the women’s world record in maximum time aloft (11.81 seconds) which she set in Santa Cruz in 1991.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Spinning bad attitude, twisto flex, phlaerd pull, cartwheel, consecutive body rolls, locator and playing on a sweet beach!

  • Mentors

    Nan Maro Babakhanian, Pat Tower, Stacy Anderson McCarthy, Dave Schiller, Bob “Friz” Coleman, Rick LeBeau

  • Partners

    Nan Maro Babakhanian, Terri Bogenhagen, Wendy Coates Pinz, Stacy Anderson McCarthy, G Rose, Judy Robbins, Betheny Porter Sanchez, Carolyn Yabe Hubbard, Lisa Hunrichs, Lori Daniels, Diane Margales, Joel Rogers, Joey Houdoklin, Kijo Yamashiro, Dave Schiller, Cliff Towne, Doug Byers, Fumio Moroko,

  • Media & Appearances

    Sports Illustrated inside cover 1987, Shape Magazine 1991, National Jeep commercial 1996, ESPN, Brazilian TV, Australian TV, Japanese TV

Tournament History

2014 BeachStylersIndividual OpenFinals4
2013 Beach StylersOpen PairsFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsWomensFinals2
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2007 Arizona StatesOpen FormatFinals5
2007 The JammersOpen FormatFinals4
2005 30th Annual Arizona State Freestyle/OverallOpen FormatFinals2
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsWomensFinals3
2004 World Masters/Juniors Frisbee ChampionshipsMasters OpenFinals4
2004 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals5
2003 San Diego Beach Freestyle Frisbee Tournament at Mission BeachOpen PairsFinals6
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsWomensFinals2
2001 Summerfest OpenOpen PairsFinals3
1999 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1998 AZ States – ScottsdaleOpen PairsFinals7
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsWomensFinals2
1998 Beach Championships – San DiegoCo-opFinals5
1998 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals8
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsWomensFinals2
1996 Tampico OpenOtherFinals2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
1996 So. California State Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1996 La Mirada Spring One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals7
1995 World Beach InvitationalMixed PairsFinals2
1995 FPA Eastern Nat’l Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals10
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsFinals4
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
1994 California State ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1994 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals5
1994 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals6
1993 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals7
1993 Amazing Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1993 WFDFWomensFinals3
1993 California OpenOpen PairsFinals8
1993 LaMirada Disc Club Spring OverallOpen FormatFinals2
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicMixed PairsFinals6
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1987 U.S. OpenWomensFinals2
1985 San Antonio National Freestyle ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
Test by AmitOpen PairsFinals5
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals2
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries2
2007 Arizona StatesOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2005 30th Annual Arizona State Freestyle/OverallOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2004 World Masters/Juniors Frisbee ChampionshipsMasters OpenPreliminaries3
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals4
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals2
2001 Summerfest OpenOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsSemi-Finals1
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals7
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicOpen PairsSemi-Finals5