Dave Lewis is a study in two acts. In the first act, he learns the fundamentals of Freestyle play as a Junior player in Marin, CA. His mentors were Skippy Jammer and Evan David who would jam with him and show him elements of his game to work on. In short, he was a quick study. Then, in 198x, the focus of attending the University of California, Santa Barbara took up all of his focus. But a chance encounter with Dave Zeff at Palm Park in 1992 re-ignited his interest in jamming. It was a moment that would change the history of the sport. Along with regular partner Arthur Coddington, they would experience a period of dominance unlike any other. They would win 5 consecutive FPA Co-op Titles (1997-2001) and 4 FPA Pairs Titles. Throw in 2 World Disc, , 3 WFDF and a US Open titles and Dave Lewis’ total of 16 Major victories is exceeded by only 4 other people.
Dave’s game features intense focus and control. His is equally adept at Clock and Counter spins with both hands. He really has no weakness. His best moves feature a quick triple spinning restricted catch.
Some of his off-the-field work was him being featured on the famous Nike Commercial that helped drive Freestyle to new audiences in the 2003 in Europe. He also collaborated with Z Weyand on the ‘Secrets of Pro Freestyle’.
2011 FPA World Champion in Co-op w/Randy Silvey & Jake Gauthier. 16 Majors including 10 FPA World titles. FPA Worlds Pairs: ’96, ’01, ’03, ’04 FPA Worlds Coop- ’97,’98, ’99, 2000, 2001, 2011. WFDF/World Disc: ’99, ’03, ’05, ’08, ’09