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!

Virginia States 2019 Will be Live Streamed

Virginia States 2019Lori Daniels and I will be Live Streaming Virginia States 2019 on April 27 & 28. Tune in here.

Virginia States is the longest running overall flying disc event, with this being the 43rd year. Harkening back to the days of the North American Series (NAS), Virginia States includes many flying disc events, including Accuracy, Distance, MTA, DDC, Golf, and Freestyle. Virginia States also has its own Hall of Fame (aptly named the Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame). Of course both Freestyle rounds (Sat & Sun) and this year’s Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions (Sunday) will be the focus of the live stream.

Freestyle at Virginia is a magical experience. Having so many frisbee loving people in attendance (while enjoying the cuisine at Laszlo’s Weenie World) provides for a highly educated and appreciative audience. This encourages the Freestyle competitors to step up and impress, and they never disappoint. Saturday’s semi-finals take place at a huge indoor field house on rubber grass, allowing competitors to showcase their indoor moves with a forgiving floor that allows for crashing and burning. Sunday’s finals are held outdoors on real grass at Pratt Park. Since the other events of the competition have concluded by the time Freestyle finals begins, frisbee players and fans gather around to create an electric atmosphere.

This year we will live stream the 2019 Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions of Pryor Hendrix, Randy Lahm (CO), Jack Cooksey (VA), and our own Lori Daniels (HI/OR). Many of you may not aware that Lori is not only a huge behind-the-scenes contributor to Frisbee Guru, but she’s a many time world champion Freestyler, along with other flying disc accomplishments and contributions. Virginia State Frisbee Overall is Lori’s home event, so it’s exciting to see her be recognized in this way – and as the first woman inductee! Correction: Joann Loftus was the first woman inducted in 2018.

Just a fair warning; in the past, the internet connection from Pratt Park (Sunday) has been slow, causing the stream to be bumpy. We will do our best to keep it stable, but if it goes bad, don’t fear: everything will be recorded and available for replay.

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.