Event counts are incomplete
Total Events Major Wins Non-Major Wins
99 8 35
  • Paul
  • Kenny
  • PK, The Commish, Mr. President
  • 69
  • United States
  • Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Jacksonville Beach, FL, US
  • Mathematics, Economics, Engineering and Freestyle
  • www.facebook.com/thejammer69?ref=br_rs
  • 1977
  • Player Bio

    Paul Kenny (FLA, USA – from the Hall of Fame writeup by Lui Tasini and the HoF committee)

    There is a word that always bounces in the discussions of freestylers, a way of saying, of feeling, a fixed point: family. Freestylers feel part of a family, they feel at home with each other and this makes them feel good.
    Paul, of this multifaceted, absurd, incredible family is one of the fathers. One of those who fight, on a daily basis, to give continuity and a sense of belonging, who helps and keeps us close, one of those who embrace every child, from Israel to Colombia, from Europe to Africa. Paul is always there.
    However, it is not enough to be a great player, or a fantastic multiple champion; It’s not enough to be a sports figurehead, or the director of incredible freestyle performances and Paul is all of that in our sport. He is a great freestyler, with a unique and spectacular style, a champion in competition, the tipping man, the one who takes 10 Frisbees together. But all this is not enough to be remembered as great. There must be something else, there must be more.
    There must be that something that makes it indispensable and special. And Paul has it. Because Paul is a glue. He is the one who holds us together, who makes us feel part of something
    important, and in this way makes each of us better. And if in one hand what he gave to Frisbee as a discipline is for me contained in the words that my eight-year-old son said to his father Clay: “I’m sorry dad, but if I become a freestyler one day, I hope to be like Paul”, on the other hand how much Paul gave and he is giving to Frisbee as a sport and movement is beyond, is more and even more.
    Because Paul is Paul: he is freestyle, friendship, home.
    He is the beautiful sound of the word family.
    -Lui Tasini (ITA)

    Few people have impacted Freestyle play as much as the remarkable Paul Kenny. He first started playing disc in the late 1970’s at Eckerd College in Florida. That early inspiration would take time to manifest itself. But slowly and most certainly, it would emerge, and the sport would be forever changed.
    Moving from Boston, MA back to Florida Paul connected with the local Frisbee scene there. Local legends such as Lawrence Frederick, Dan Berman and later Ted Oberhaus, Bob “Friz” Coleman and Carlos “Pipo” Lopez would drive his inspiration off the charts. As his skills improved, he began competing in Freestyle in 1993. He would apply sharp focus, immense energy, and quirky innovation to craft a unique and distinct style all his own. Fueled by Coleman’s ‘Nueron’s’ series, Paul would develop a full repertoire of turnover moves. He would also create a rapid tightly controlled ‘Machine Gun’ tipping style. But his signature move would become his use of multiple discs, often ending a sequence with 6 discs or more caught with the same hand. As Paul’s confidence grew, so did his legend.
    Enter the Euro-wave of new Freestylers. The seminal event on the Northeast coast of Italy known as Paganello would serve as Paul’s launching pad to fame. The event would completely transform Freestyle play globally, exposing the sport to literally thousands of young Europeans. The new wave of energy from the event would produce an abundance of new Freestylers from more than a dozen countries. In time Paul would win nine Paganello titles. His trophy tally from Major events is equally impressive: 10 Major wins (6 FPA Co-op, 1 FPA Pairs, 1 FPA Mixed, 2 WFDF’s), 6 Frisbeers (Prague, CZ), 4 AFO’s (USA) along with 2 Player of the Years, Decade Award acknowledgments for Most Innovative (2000’s), and Most Influential (2010’s). On top of that is his two stints as the President of the Freestyle Players Association, his long run as Tournament Director of the Jammers Event.
    In all, it all adds up to one of the most important influences of Freestyle play in the history of Freestyle.. As former Paganello Freestyle Event Director Lui Tasini noted; “Paul is the Glue, he is the one who holds us all together. He has held us together by example and by his efforts”. Paul’s influence of Freestyle is an effort for the ages.

  • Career Highlights

    Sharing World Titles with Cindy Kruger, Sune Wentzel, Tom Leitner, Toddy Brodeur, Larry Imperiale, James Wiseman, Daniel O’Neill, Mehrdad Hosseinian, Marco Prati and Balu Major. Running the FPA as Executive Director/President for 12 years, including bringing the FPA Worlds to Europe for the first time. Running the Operational Program for the World Urban Games 2019 in Budapest. Putting on The Jammers (now The Jam) for well over 20 years.

  • How I Started

    I saw a jammer named Lance at Eckerd College in St. Pete., FL. I could spin a basketball and thought…this is going to be easy…but I was mistaken!

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Player Details

  • Favorite Moves

    Turnovers and multiple disc manipulations by Secondo at FrizBeach

  • Mentors

    Everyone I have ever watched. The most profound were (1) a guy named Lance in St. Petersburg in 1997, Ted Shred, Friz, Schillz, Murf, Laerbs and Randoman

  • Partners

    I have loved them all and learned from each one. Those I have not jammed with I intend to.

  • Media & Appearances

    TV, radio and newspapers all over the world including Good Morning America, MTV, Italian Sports Weekly, Reuters, NPR, local Jax news stations. halftime shows for the Orlando Magic and Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Sponsors

    Rudy Project

  • Other Fun

    Family, the beach, travel

Tournament History

2014 BeachStylersIndividual OpenFinals1
2004 PaganelloCo-opFinals1
2014 FrisBeer CupCo-opFinals1
2011 Paganello World Freestyle ChallengeCo-opFinals1
2010 Czech openCo-opFinals1
2009 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2009 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals1
2007 Arizona StatesOpen FormatFinals1
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeCo-opFinals1
2006 AmsterJamOpen PairsFinals1
2006 The JammersOpen PairsFinals1
2005 30th Annual Arizona State Freestyle/OverallOpen FormatFinals1
2004 The JammersMixed PairsFinals1
2003 Jammers ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals1
2003 Acrobatic PaganelloCo-opFinals1
2002 World Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals1
2002 SummerfestMixed PairsFinals1
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
2001 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals1
2001 New England Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
2001 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen FormatFinals1
2000 Jammers ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals1
2000 Bridgeport Frisbie FestivalOpen PairsFinals1
2000 IFO Over Cypress GardensMixed PairsFinals1
2000 PaganelloOpen FormatFinals1
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleMixed PairsFinals1
1999 Narragansett Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1999 Paganello – Rimini, ItalyOpen FormatFinals1
1999 N.E. Freestyle Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals1
1998 Jammers Championships – JacksonvilleOpen PairsFinals1
1997 Florida StatesOpen FormatFinals1
1997 New England Flying Disc Championships at Normandy FarmsOpen FormatFinals1
1996 Florida StatesOpen PairsFinals1
1996 Florida State Beaches ChampionshipsCo-opFinals1
Test by AmitOpen PairsFinals1
2004 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals2
2014 FrisBeer CupOpen PairsFinals4
2013 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsCo-opFinals2
2011 Paganello World Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsFinals2
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
2010 Seaside Super HeinOtherFinals24
2010 The JammersMixed PairsFinals4
2010 Czech openOpen PairsFinals2
2009 The JammersMixed PairsFinals3
2009 PaganelloCo-opFinals5
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals6
2008 PaganelloOpen PairsFinals4
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
2007 The JammersMixed PairsFinals3
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsFinals3
2007 Puerto Rico Winter JamOpen PairsFinals3
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2006 AmsterJamCo-opFinals2
2006 30th Annual Virginia States Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen FormatFinals4
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals6
2005 Seaside SuperHeinIndividual OpenFinals10
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
2005 The JammersOpen FormatFinals2
2004 29th Annual Arizona States Freestyle and Overall TournamentOpen FormatFinals3
2004 AmsterjamOpen FormatFinals3
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals4
2004 The JammersOpen PairsFinals4
2003 FPA World Freestyle ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals5
2003 World Disc GamesOpen PairsFinals7
2003 Jammers ChampionshipMixed PairsFinals3
2003 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen PairsFinals2
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsFinals3
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals3
2002 SummerfestOpen PairsFinals3
2002 PaganelloOpen FormatFinals3
2001 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals2
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsMixed PairsFinals4
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals3
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals2
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2000 Puerto Rico OpenOpen PairsFinals2
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzMixed PairsFinals2
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1999 Narragansett Freestyle ChampionshipsIndividual OpenFinals3
1999 N.E. Freestyle Indoor ChampionshipsCo-opFinals5
1998 AZ States – ScottsdaleOpen PairsFinals8
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatFinals2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opFinals4
1998 Santa Cruz Beach ClassicOpen PairsFinals3
1998 New England Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
1998 Frisbee Commemorative FestivalOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Wham-O Invasion ChampionshipOpen PairsFinals2
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatFinals4
1998 Beach Championships – San DiegoCo-opFinals5
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsFinals5
1997 Southeastern Overall @ Fore PalmsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 – NY Tourney – New YorkOpen PairsFinals2
1997 Northeast Freestyle/DDC ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals2
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatFinals5
1996 Southeastern Regional ChampsOpen PairsFinals2
1996 Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsMasters OpenFinals6
1995 New England ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals4
1995 Florida State Beaches ChampsOpen PairsFinals2
1994 Florida State Beach Freestyle ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals3
2004 PaganelloOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries2
2010 Seaside Super HeinIndividual OpenPreliminaries6
2008 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2007 Arizona StatesOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2007 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsWomensSemi-Finals4
2007 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2007 The JammersOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2007 Paganello Freestyle ChallengeOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2006 Arizona StatesOpen FormatPrelim Playoff2
2006 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2006 AmsterJamOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2006 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2006 30th Annual Virginia States Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi Playoff2
2005 30th Annual Arizona State Freestyle/OverallOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2005 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2004 AmsterjamOpen FormatPreliminaries1
2004 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2004 The JammersOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2002 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2002 Jammers Championships at Jacksonville BeachOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2002 World Masters Overall Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2002 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals1
2001 FPA World Freestyle Frisbee ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries2
2001 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2001 Masters Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen FormatPreliminaries1
2001 Acrobatic PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries1
2001 NE Indoor ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals4
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals2
2000 Jammers ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
2000 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
2000 Summerfest Flying Disc ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals2
2000 PaganelloOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1999 Jammers Championship – JacksonvilleOpen PairsSemi-Finals1
1999 FPA Worlds – Santa CruzOpen PairsPreliminaries4
1999 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries1
1998 US Open – DallasOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1998 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1998 Virginia StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries3
1997 Arizona StatesOpen PairsPreliminaries3
1997 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals7
1997 VA StatesOpen FormatPreliminaries2
1996 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5
1996 US Open Flying Disc ChampionshipsCo-opSemi-Finals4
1995 FPA World ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries5