Episode 95: Daniel O’Neill, A Creative Wizard

  • Daniel shares how he was introduced to Freestyle by a fellow student named James on his first day as a freshman in college.
  • He practiced in his dorm room and learned to delay almost immediately.
  • Although it took a while, both Daniel & James earned the acceptance and the mentorship of the NY crew, who encouraged them to focus on the basics.
  • Daniel talks about specific players that have been most influential to his game.
  • Find out how Emma Kahle worked her way into the Columbia Campus threesome and what they named themselves.
  • Randy asks Daniel how he has dealt with comparisons between him and James.
  • Jake provides some of his own insight as he played so often with his brother, Matt.
  • Can you believe it? Shootin’ the Frizbreeze has had nearly 20,000 downloads to date & we are approaching 100 episodes!
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Episode 93: John Kirkland On the Samurai Warrior

John Kirkland and Team FrisbeeGuru

  • Jake & Randy talk about their highlights from the 22nd Jammers Championship in Jacksonville, FL. Congrats to Jake Gauthier, Daniel O’Neil, & Dave Murphy who took the win in Open Pairs, and to Lori Daniels and Dave Murphy who took the win in Mixed Pairs. Special thanks to Paul Kenny for hosting the event!
  • John no longer plays Freestyle, but he has continued to play Disc Golf, and he explains why that is.
  • John finds DDC more intriguing than Freestyle, and he encourages others to take a crack at it.
  • Jake asks who he thinks the best player is, past and present.
  • John gets philosophical when talking about some of his favorite experiences.
  • How do you handle your emotions when you’re jamming?
  • Coming Up the German Championships will be live streamed on May 31st – June 2nd. Thanks to Chris Belaj for making that possible!

Episode 92: Fabio Sanna Paints with Air

Fabio Didge

  • Fabio shares something about himself that many don’t know and talks about how it has enhanced his Freestyle game.
  • Jake asks Fabio what advice he has for new players.
  • He is a self-proclaimed monomaniac, and you’ll hear why.
  • Randy asks Fabio to name who he’d play with under the most ideal circumstances and some other bizarre questions.
  • He also reminisces about his first world championships and everything that goes along with that.

Reminder that Jammers 22nd Annual Tournament is on May 18th and will be live streamed.

Episode 91: Rick Castiglia Wouldn’t Change a Thing!

Photo by Scott Star

  • The Coloradicals were the first World Champions from Colorado, but why did the team break up?
  • Rick moved to San Diego, and everyone just kind of went their own way.
  • They all remained great friends, but they spread the jam elsewhere.
  • Rick shares his most memorable jams…
  • He also talks about meeting Stacy Anderson, now McCarthy, and how they made a living doing demos.
  • Jake asks about Art of Disc where he partnered with Dave Schiller and Joel Rodgers.
  • Rick is one of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees. The ceremony for all 2019 inductees will take place at the Worlds in Seattle in October 10th – 13th.
  • Virginia States 2019 are in progress, if you don‘t catch the live stream, tune in later for the recorded version.
  • Don’t forget we will be livestreaming the 22nd annual Jammers Championship in Jacksonville, Florida on May 18th!

Episode 90: Kate Dow and the Pros and Cons of Playing in the Moment

Kate Dow Catches Flamingo

Photo by Kyle Hughes

      • Its jam season and Jake asks Randy what he is going to be working on…their conversation goes places you might not expect.
      • Kate Dow talks about some of her favorite players, and how inspirational they were to her.
      • She shares how she learned about consecutivity.
      • The Venice Green and the family environment was a highlight for Kate.
      • She struggled with the balance of jamming and having fun, with competing and not being too hard on herself.
      • She talks about the pros and cons of playing in the moment and the beautiful flow that can create.
      • Kate, Randy, and Jake discuss the impact of this to new players that aren’t on the same level. What are some possible solutions for this?
      • Virginia States will be live streamed the weekend of April 27th, so check it out!

Episode 89: Konn Kummins – Gets InterDISCiplinary

Konn Catches a Square Root

  • Konn talks about his travels to the jam mecca of Santa Barbara and what is what like to be there during it’s heyday.
  • Joey Hudoklin became an unknowing mentor and Evan David inspires once again mentor.
  • How many different disciplines did Konn employ to improve his game?
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Frisbeer 2019 Champion Interviews

Photo by Ron Kretschmann

Mixed Pairs – Edoardo Turri – Maxine Mittempergher

Open Pairs – James Wiseman – Mehrdad Hosseinian
Womens Pairs – Ilka Simon – Juliana Korver
Co-op – James Wiseman – Ryan Young – Daniel O’Neill

Episode 87: John Kirkland Keeps Searching for His Passion

JK Inducted into the HOF

  • John continues to talk about his partnership with Donny Rhodes and how Donny’s play ignited quickly, going from humble beginnings to one of the best players in the world.
  • He elaborates on their experience playing together in the Rose Bowl, ranging from planning their routine to the white unitards they proudly wore.
  • In the end, the Coloradicals came out ahead and he shares his thoughts on how Freestyle was judged back then.
  • Ultimately, John stopped playing and started focusing on ball golf.
  • Jake and Randy discuss what keeps them connected to Freestyle and what keeps people connected to their passions.

Frisbeer Live Stream is going on now, and HolyJam will be next weekend.

Episode 86: Chipper Bro Bell Continues to Splash His Art

Chip Lacer

  • Randy asks Chipper Bro which 3 players he’d choose to play with under some very specific conditions.
  • They give their regards to their friend and fellow freestyler, Dave Bailey, who recently passed away. 
  • Find out Chipper’s favorite tricks and how they make him feel.
  • Can anyone guess Chipper’s preferred kitchen utensil?
  • Hear how fabulous frisbee tricks facilitated the federales putting down their guns and other wild stories.
  • Chip closes out with some touching sentiments!
  • Several weeks ago, there was a guest that did the intro… Who done it, you ask? It was Eduardo Turri from Rovereto, Italy. We got lots of good guesses, but no one got it right.
  • Thanks to everyone that helped make City vs City a success. The finals between NYC and Berlin were close, but in the end, Berlin walked away with the keys to the city of Heinsville and they will wear the crown for 2019.
  • Frisbeer is coming up in early March, and if you’re not going to be there in person, we hope you’ll tune in for the live stream on frisbeeguru.com.