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  • John
  • Houck
  • prestia_joe@yahoo.com
  • United States
  • 1978
  • Player Bio

    Few people in the history of Freestyle have had as profound of an impact as John Houck. In the 1980’s he was the consummate freestyler. His high execution, perfect form and technical prowess put him in elite company. But his impact as a mentor for such up-and-coming freestylers such as Gina Sample, Bob Coleman, Dave Schiller, Rene Pardo, and dozens of Junior players enhance his legacy. John also made a mark as a choreographer. His ability to identify and showcase his partner’s skills, mold them into the framework of a routine, and synchronize them with musical modes are legendary. His achievements in promoting the sport include tournament director for 15 Texas State Flying Disc Championships, and announcer for the sport’s biggest events. He emceed the US Open tournaments in La Mirada, CA, numerous FPA and WFDF World Championships, and the National Frisbee Festival in Washington, DC. His hundreds of demonstrations presented Freestyle to new audiences all around the country. And this is only his Freestyle experience. John also promotes disc golf through his events and course designs, which rank among the top courses in the US and Canada. His importance as not only a Freestyler, but as a Frisbee legend cannot be overstated. We are forever in his debt.

  • Career Highlights

    1982 Austin, TX FPA Tour (with Allen Elliott)
    1983 FPA Tour Charolotte, NC (with Donnie Rhodes)
    1984 Freestyle Players Association Mixed (with Gina Sample)
    1985 Freestyle Players Association Co-op (with Joey Hudoklin and Skippy Jammer)

Player Details

  • Partners

    Partners: Mark Regalbuti, Donnie Rhodes, Allen Elliott, Gina Sample

    Mentors: Keith Armstrong, Tom Rooney

  • Media & Appearances

    Performed hundreds of professional demonstrations
    15 time Tournament Director of the Texas State Frisbee Championships
    1998 Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee
    Lead event announcer for dozens of major frisbee tournaments

Tournament History

1985 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals1
1988 Dallas Air OpenOpen PairsFinals1
1983 FPA New World Tour : CharlotteOpen PairsFinals1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries6
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals6
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries4
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1994 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1992 US OpenCo-opSemi-Finals5