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  • Craig
  • Simon
  • Craig Simon
  • United States
  • Mineola, New York, USA
  • Dania, FL, US
  • International Relations
  • http://www.discarts.com
  • 1976
  • Player Bio

    More past partners: Ross Tobias, Don Daniels, Bob Culbertson, Ron Widell, Joe Messner, Glen Alona, Ron Highsmith, Dave Lewis, Gary Nelson, Bob Coleman, Randy Lahm, Jack Stanton, Michael Clark, Jerry Seidel, Greg Hosfeld, Paul Kenny, Jeff O’Brien, Bill Dubilier, Brian McElwain, Vic Ouzoonian, Sean Harrigan, John Titcomb, Carl Emerson, Anne Graves, TJ Barson, Rik Downs, Bob Morissey, Lee Harper, Steve Scannell, Mike Galloupe

  • Career Highlights

    I was never one of the top competitors, but I love playing. Every once in a while I break seed.

  • How I Started

    I recall doing “boomerangs” with a Wham-O All-American when I was 10 or 11.

Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    When I was 34 I came up with a sequence I call the “Old Man Move.” It includes a leap over, a behind the back set to a pretzel pull, and a spin into a gitis catch. Doing it is proof of my continuing youth.

  • Mentors

    Evan Furtado, when he was playing in Santa Cruz. Joey Hudoklin was a big inspiration. Skippy, JK, Joey, Tom Shepard, Glen Alona and Connie Bond were very helpful and encouraging when I was writing my book.

  • Partners

    My first partner was Gene Lytle. For the others, see below:

  • Media & Appearances

    If you dig up some old MArk Williams videos from Santa Cruz in the 80s, it might be me doing the voice over.

  • Other Fun

    I like riding my bike to the beach and going for a swim. And I’m always up for a deep political/philosophical discussion (except not for too long with Jamco… he makes my brain hurt).

Tournament History

2009 The JammersOpen FormatFinals5
2005 The JammersOpen FormatFinals6
2003 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals6
2000 IFO Over Cypress GardensOpen PairsFinals3
1995 Florida StatesOpen PairsFinals4
1994 New York StatesOpen FormatFinals2
1994 Florida State Beach Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1993 Florida StatesOpen PairsFinals2
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals18
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries6
2006 Cologne Random Co-op and regular Open PairsOpen PairsSemi-Finals11
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPrelim Seeding7
2006 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
2005 30th Annual Arizona State Freestyle/OverallOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals5
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals5
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1994 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries6
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals10