Event counts are incomplete
Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
11 1 8
  • Jane
  • Engelhardt
  • cipriano@t-online.de
  • Andorra
  • 1978
  • Player Bio

    Jane was the very first ‘Rad Freestyle Chick’. Her competitive drive, intense focus, highly developed technique and graceful athleticism made for the perfect female Freestyler for the late 70’s/early 80’s. Schooled at the legendary jam scenes in New York City, she quickly rose to prominence along with her partner Suzanne Strait. Together they made a formidable team, winning multiple major titles. Jane and Sue were also the very first dominant Women’s Freestyle team.

    Another strong aspect of Jane’s play was the narrowing of the ‘gender gap’. She was the very first woman to start to do the power type of Freestyle that had become the style-du-jour of the male jammers. And when she moved out to Los Angeles and later to Sonoma, she helped meld the East Coast/West Coast styles of play. She also set a high standard for new female jammers to emulate. Her powerful play and high execution set the bar high for others to follow.

    Jane’s game was a strong technical counter spin tipping and delay game combined with athletic and dynamic catches. She was also the very first woman who could handle most spins. She was the very first woman who mastered both spins.

  • Career Highlights

    1979 Rose Bowl Women’s (with Suzanne Strait)
    1981 FPA Women’s (with Suzanne Strait)
    1979 World Disc Women’s (with Suzanne Strait)
    1980 World Disc Women’s (with Suzanne Strait)
    1981 World Disc Women’s (with Suzanne Strait)

    Of note: Skippy Sez Women’s Routine of the 1980’s (1982 Santa Cruz World Disc w/ Suzanne Strait)

  • How I Started

    First Tournament 1978 Santa Barbara NAS