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  • Dave
  • Murphy
  • Murf, Murf Man
  • United States
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Del Mar, CA, US
  • VP Sales/Marketing, Printing Company
  • Early 80s
  • Player Bio

    In addition to winning a multitude of championship titles, Dave Murphy (a.k.a. “Murf”) was selected as the Most Turbo Player of the Year for the 2002 “Skippy Sez” awards.

    Skippy, an icon of the freestyle community, wrote about Murf: “Murf is just plain radical. The most common expression on the faces of those seeing him play for the first time is total jaw-dropping awe. No one has ever combined such raw talent and brought it to such a high level of expression… The guy is unreal! For Murf, the all-day Death Jam is still a vintage art form. If you ever want to go to school on how to do it, there is no better person than Dave Murphy. It’s fairly typical for people to try to out-jam him or wear him out. You simply can’t wear him out. Never underestimate him or doubt his courage.” At tournaments, he is often the first person out on the field and the last to leave.

    Dave Murphy’s game is incredibly dynamic, creative, and thrilling, with each difficult catch punctuated by a calculated big power move. His ability to catch huge air and the “turbo” tempo of his game have been incredibly influential in freestyle play. Known as one of the most consistent competitors, Murf has uncanny capacity to rise to his best at tournaments. Certainly, very few can match his caliber as a pure athlete.

  • Career Highlights

    Winning 4 FPA World titles in 2 years; helping Evan Hanneman pull a big upset in winning his Junior World Title in Santa Cruz

  • How I Started


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Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    1) slappin’ on the nails, 2) gettin’ dirty 3) not stopping till I’ve used every ounce of energy I can muster up

  • Partners

    Dave Lewis, Arthur Coddington, Dave Schiller, Ted Oberhaus, Rick Castiglia, Joel Rogers, Joe Messner

  • Media & Appearances

    Nike Commercial, MTV, Fox Sports, ESPN and much more

Tournament History

2014 BeachStylersIndividual OpenFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
2010 Seaside Super HeinOtherFinals9
2010 The JammersMixed PairsFinals3
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals5
2007 The JammersOpen FormatFinals2
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2004 The JammersOpen PairsFinals2
2003 FPA World Freestyle ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
2003 World Disc GamesOpen PairsFinals2
2003 Jammers ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals2
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsFinals2
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1999 Ventura Beach TournamentCo-opFinals2
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsFinals4
1998 AZ States – ScottsdaleOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Jammers Championships – JacksonvilleOpen PairsFinals4
1998 Midwest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1998 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicCo-opFinals2
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsFinals3
1997 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicOpen PairsFinals2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals7
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
1996 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1995 World Beach InvitationalOpen PairsFinals5
1993 FPA WorldsOpen PairsFinals11
1993 Beach Bowl 13Open PairsFinals2
1993 California OpenOpen PairsFinals3
1993 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1992 Ventura Fall ClassicCo-opFinals4
1992 Freestyle Players Association Worlds ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
1992 US OpenCo-opFinals3
1992 Wintertime OpenOpen FormatFinals2
1990 California State Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1990 SeattleOpen PairsFinals2
1985 Oak GroveOpen FormatFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries1
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries5
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatPrelim Playoff2
2004 World Masters/Juniors Frisbee ChampionshipsMasters OpenPreliminaries1
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 California Freestyle Open – California Dried Plum FestivalOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2001 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries1
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1
1997 Disc-a-paloozaOpen PairsPreliminaries2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals1