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  • Coral Gables, FL, USA
  • Seattle, WA, US
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  • 1980-1986; Overall competition 1984-1991. Started freestyling again in late 2009.
  • Player Bio

    Tony’s style of play is appreciated for it’s beautiful form and extension on moves. Tony developed a strong yet smooth style of play in south Florida in the early ‘80’s. With no other players nearby and early involvement in ballet and gymnastics; he traveled to hone his skills and meet other players. After more than two decades of minimal play he returned fully to freestyling in 2009. Coming back to his physical yet balletic style of play has belied his age, and Tony will jam for endless hours whenever possible. Tony’s style has been complimented with learning many new technical moves, while still maintaining the form and extension so appreciated by all throughout his playing career.

    Tony’s fully choreographed routines have always been highly creative with music, theming, and presentation; while rapidly assembled routines continue to have the inherent aesthetics of his personal style. The amazing amount of spin he can put on a backhand MAC is always welcome in the jam.

    In Tony’s words “It is amazing that we have this passion for freestyle to share in our lives. It’s a real privilege to be a part of once again.”

    Tony adds to his career highlights.. “Every beach jam – regardless of where or when!”

  • Career Highlights

    Natl Ultimate Championships ‘83, ‘84, ‘85; FL Freestyle Champion 1985; U.S.Open Freestyle Finals 1986; U.S.Open Discathon Champion ‘86; World DDC Champion ‘91, 2005, 2006; WFDF 2009 Freestyle 3rd Place; FPA Open Prs Semis 2010; AZ State Champion 2012

  • How I Started

    Saw Jose Montalvo and Randy do a demo at Florida International University in ’79 and was hooked. First went to Sarasota and saw Freestyle as an event in 1980 National Series meet. Was throwing from age 8.

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  • Favorite Moves

    Whatever such that it LOOKS good, makes the audience smile in appreciation, or think differently. Moves taking the disc through a journey of differing energy states with a nice close. Crazy angle work & gitosis. Next move can always be the favorite.

  • Mentors

    Learned from watching Donnie Rhodes in my early days, and more recently by playing with Matt and Jake Gauthier, Randy Silvey, and Arthur Coddington; and by watching Paul Kenny, and Matteo Gaddoni. Learn from everyone in the Seattle/Portland crews.

  • Partners

    Tom Krajna-Jens Velasquez, Randy Silvey, Scott Zimmerman, Steve Hubbard-Chico Mackey, Nick Hart, John Houck-Peter Bowie, Joel Rogers, Jim Herrick-Donnie Wallace, Peter Laubert, Jim Schmal, Stefan Karlsson-Jeff Kruger, Tom Gleason, Conrad Damon, Harvey Brandt, Lisa Hunrichs-Cindy St. Mary, Arthur Coddington, Lori Daniels-Carl Emerson, Eleanora Imazio, Ryan Young-Kolja Hanneman, Jake Gauthier

  • Media & Appearances

    Channel 4 news Miami 1979, Sunkist Soda TV spot and demo 1980, Miami Herald Newspaper 1980,Gainesville Sun newspaper 1987.

  • Sponsors

    My grandfather (RIP) and father.

  • Other Fun

    Photography, rock climbing, running, family.

Tournament History

2010 Seaside Super HeinOpen FormatFinals32
2010 The JammersOpen FormatFinals3
2009 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals3
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsFinals8
2003 AZ StatesOpen FormatFinals8
1998 Masters Overall – Santa MariaMasters OpenFinals7
1993 WFDFCo-opFinals10
1990 Boulder NationalsOpen PairsFinals3
1987 World Indoor ChampionshipsCo-opFinals6
2010 FPA World ChampionshipsCo-opPreliminaries4
2010 Seaside Super HeinOpen PairsPreliminaries3
2005 WFDF World Overall ChampionshipsOpen PairsSemi-Finals3
2001 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals4
2001 WFDF ChampionshipsOpen PairsPreliminaries4
2000 AZ StatesOpen FormatSemi-Finals5
1992 US OpenCo-opSemi-Finals7