Event counts are incomplete
Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
100 15 39
  • Arthur
  • Coddington
  • The Professor
  • United States
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • San Leandro, CA, US
  • Career Coach
  • http://www.shrednow.com
  • 1979
  • Player Bio

    Arthur Coddington became a top three ranked player in 1995 and was the year-end number one player in 1996, 1997 and 2003.

    With teammate Dave Lewis, he won at least one FPA World Championships title each year from 1996 to 2001 and tied the all-time record for consecutive world championship titles in the Co-op division at five in a row and the record for most Open Pairs titles at Seven (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014)

    Coddington and Lewis won their first two world championship titles with rare drop-less routines. Coddington has also teamed with Lisa Hunrichs Silvey to win the 2000 and 2003 Mixed Pairs world championship title.

    Coddington is known for combining acrobatic, high intensity moves with subtle technical tricks and precise passing. He was the first player to complete a triple spinning dive roll in a world championship final. More recently he has pushed the envelope in upside down freestyle play and a new technical direction called Saturn Rings.

  • Career Highlights

    20 Major Freestyle Titles:
    FPA Worlds Open Pairs Champion: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014
    FPA Worlds Co-op Champion: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2013
    FPA Worlds Mixed Pairs Champion: 2000, 2003
    WFDF Champion: 1999, 2003, 2005
    US Open Champion: 1998

  • How I Started

    As was the case with Arthur’s long time partner Dave Lewis, his too is a story in two acts. When Arthur was a young lad, his father would take him to Frisbee tournaments near his native New York. He discovered that the sport came easily to him and he was able to quickly master many of the techniques. However, life led him in a different direction.

    And as was the case with his future partner Dave Lewis, after an 8 year hiatus, they both arrived at the fabled Fraser Park Green in Santa Monica to jam within one week of each other. With the astronomical odds of that happening we can only surmise that this was a stroke of fate. And from there, they would make history.

    Beginning in 1996, Arthur and Dave won at least one FPA Worlds title in 8 of the next 9 years.
    With seven pairs and seven co-op FPA titles, Arthur ranks first for open wins at FPA Worlds. An additional two FPA mixed titles with Lisa Hunrichs brings his FPA tally to 16, ranking only behind Hunrichs (22) and Dave Schiller (20) in FPA Worlds history.

    Arthur’s game features hyper accuracy. His sets to himself and to his partners are tightly controlled. His throws are spot on. He uses a powerful base with articulate footwork as the platform to showcase his considerable skills. He fully embraced Skids and turnovers. And he features a dynamic catching game. And as is also the case with Dave Lewis, each move features a perfectly realized consecutivity. Perhaps his greatest skill however is his ability to craft routines. Arthur was also an important figure in the development of Freestyle throughout Europe, serving as a Mentor to countless new players.

    Some of Arthur’s off-field contributions to the sport of Freestyle also left a great impact on the sport. He developed the ranking system which is still in use today. He served as the FPA President, Competition Director and Board Member. He also worked for Wham-O, leading the World Junior Frisbee disc Contest and later the Frisbee Brand itself for the corporation.

    FPA World Championships Records

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Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    The elusive Pandora’s Box, a combo of 3 super hard Saturn moves. But freestyle’s more about moments than moves. Adding a touch here, a cuff there, making a perfect pass, or going beyond my own limits and hitting a move by sheer force of will.

  • Mentors

    Dave Lewis, Z Weyand, Peter Bowie, Danny Cameranesi

  • Partners

    Dave Lewis, Dave Murphy, Jake Gauthier, Lisa Hunrichs, Tom Leitner, Matteo Gaddoni, Dave Schiller, Matt Gauthier, Randy Silvey, Gina Sample, Pat Marron, Claudio Cigna, Jan Ekman, Brenda Savage, Lori Daniels, Paul Kenny, Jan Schreck, Manuel Cesari, Balu Major, Gery Nemeth

  • Media & Appearances

    Eurosport’s WATS, You Gotta See This, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Regis & Kathie Lee, The X Show, E! News Daily & more

  • Other Fun


Tournament History

2013 Beach StylersOpen PairsFinals1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals1
2006 Bay Area Plastic On Plastic shred tournamentIndividual OpenFinals1
2005 Wintershred IVOpen PairsFinals1
2003 Manresa Beach OpenCo-opFinals1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalMixed PairsFinals1
2002 SummerfestOpen PairsFinals1
2002 Wintershred at San Francisco’s Ocean BeachCo-opFinals1
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
2000 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1999 AZ States – ScottsdaleCo-opFinals1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatFinals1
1998 Wham-O Invasion ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals1
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1998 Beach Championships – San DiegoCo-opFinals1
1998 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1997 La Mirada Fall 1-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1997 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicCo-opFinals1
1996 La Mirada Fall One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Beach BowlOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalOpen PairsFinals1
1996 Return of the L.A. MonthlyIndividual OpenFinals1
1995 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1995 La Mirada Fall One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals1
1995 La Mirada Spring OverallOpen PairsFinals1
1995 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals1
1995 New Zealand Flying Disc ChampionshipsOtherFinals1
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsFinals1
1994 FPA Midwest OpenMixed PairsFinals1
1994 Northwest ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1994 World Beach InvitationalCo-opFinals1
1993 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1993 LaMirada Fall OverallOtherFinals1
1993 Beach Bowl 13Open PairsFinals1
1993 LaMirada Disc Club Spring OverallOpen FormatFinals1
2011 Paganello World Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsFinals6
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals5
2010 Seaside Super HeinOtherFinals12
2009 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2009 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals4
2008 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals3
2007 SummershredOpen PairsFinals2
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeCo-opFinals5
2006 Cologne Random Co-op and regular Open PairsOpen PairsFinals3
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2005 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicOpen PairsFinals2
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
2004 Wintershred IIIOpen PairsFinals8
2003 FPA World Freestyle ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
2003 San Diego Beach Freestyle Frisbee Tournament at Mission BeachOpen PairsFinals3
2003 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenFinals2
2002 Best Damn Freestyle Tournament PeriodIndividual OpenFinals2
2002 Summershred Ocean Beach SFCo-opFinals4
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1999 Ventura Beach TournamentOpen PairsFinals3
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsFinals7
1998 El Dorado Fall 1-Day Overall – Los AngelesOpen FormatFinals2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1998 Midwest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Santa Monica MonthlyOpen PairsFinals3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicOpen PairsFinals2
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1996 Yakima Flight FestivalMixed PairsFinals5
1996 La Mirada Spring One-Day OverallOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Son of the L.A. MonthlyOtherFinals3
1996 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1996 Return of the L.A. MonthlyOtherFinals2
1995 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals4
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
1995 FPA Eastern Nat’l Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1995 FPA Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
1995 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals3
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1994 Beach Bowl 14Open PairsFinals2
1994 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
1994 Northwest ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals2
1994 La Mirada Spring OverallOpen PairsFinals4
1994 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals4
1994 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1993 Texas State ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals2
1993 Amazing Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals8
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals10
1993 Beach Bowl 13Co-opFinals2
1993 WFDFCo-opFinals12
1993 California OpenOpen PairsFinals5
1993 California State Overall ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
Test by AmitOpen PairsFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries1
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2006 Cologne Random Co-op and regular Open PairsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries3
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1994 Santa Monica CupOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicOpen PairsSemi-Finals7