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FPA World Championships Records

The Freestyle Players Association has sanctioned a world championships each year since 1979. Typically, four divisions are contested: Open Pairs, Open Co-op, Mixed Pairs and Women’s Pairs. Below are notable performances throughout the years. Items in italics need more information. Contact me if you can fill in any details.

TOTAL TITLES

Most Titles (All Divisions): 20 – Lisa Hunrichs, 18 – Dave Schiller
Most Titles (Open Divisions): 14 – Arthur Coddington
Most Titles (Mixed/Womens): 20 – Lisa Hunrichs
Most Titles (Pairs): 7 – Arthur Coddington (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014)
Most Titles (Pairs – Team): 4 – Jim Benson/Deaton Mitchell (1983-1986), Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004)
Most Titles (Co-op): 8 – Larry Imperiale (1984, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2004, 2006)
Most Titles (Co-op – Team): 3 – Larry Imperiale/Skippy Jammer/Tom Leitner (1988, 1991, 1994), Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis/Dave Murphy (1997, 1998, 1999),
Most Titles (Mixed): 10 – Dave Schiller (1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010)
Most Titles (Mixed – One Team): 7 – Amy Schiller and Dave Schiller (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2010)
Most Titles (Women): 12 – Lisa Hunrichs (1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Most Titles (Women – One Team): 6 – Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013)
First to 18 titles: Dave Schiller (2010)
First to 19 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2016)
First to 20 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2017)

SWEEPS

Career Sweep (Pairs/Co-op/Mixed, listed by year sweep was completed): Erwin Velasquez (1981), Joey Hudoklin (1983), Bill Wright (1985), Chip Bell (1988), Dave Schiller (1992), Dave Murphy (1999), Arthur Coddington (2000), Matt Gauthier (2013), Paul Kenny (2015), James Wiseman (2017)
Most Triple (Pairs/Co-op/Mixed) Sweeps: 1 – Joey Hudoklin (1987), Dave Schiller (2005)
Most Open Division (Pairs/Co-op) Sweeps: 3 – Tom Leitner (1991, 2005, 2009)
Most Womens/Mixed Sweeps: 5 – Lisa Hunrichs (2000, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2015)
Most Open (Pairs or Co-op)/Mixed Doubles: 4 – Dave Schiller (1989, 1997, 2005, 2008)
Oldest Open Division Sweep: 56 – Paul Kenny (2015)
Youngest Open Division Sweep:

OPEN PAIRS

First to 2 titles: Deaton Mitchell and Jim Benson (1984)
First to 3 titles: Deaton Mitchell and Jim Benson (1985)
First to 4 titles: Deaton Mitchell and Jim Benson (1986)
First to 5 titles: Tom Leiter (2009)
First to 6 titles: Arthur Coddington (2013)
First to 7 titles: Arthur Coddington (2014)

OPEN CO-OP

First to 2 titles: Donnie Rhodes (1982)
First to 3 titles: Joey Hudoklin (1985)
First to 4 titles: Joey Hudoklin (1986)
First to 5 titles: Joey Hudoklin (1987)
First to 6 titles: Larry Imperiale (1996)
First to 7 titles: Larry Imperiale (2004)
First to 8 titles: Larry Imperiale (2006)

MIXED PAIRS

First to 2 titles: Gina Sample (1986)
First to 3 titles: Kate Dow (1989)
First to 4 titles: Kate Dow (1991)
First to 5 titles: Dave Schiller (1996)
First to 6 titles: Dave Schiller (1997)
First to 7 titles: Dave Schiller (1998)
First to 8 titles: Dave Schiller (2005)
First to 9 titles: Dave Schiller (2008)
First to 10 titles: Dave Schiller (2010)

WOMEN’S PAIRS

First to 2 titles: g rose and Laura Engel (1980)
First to 3 titles: Stacy McCarthy and Carolyn Hubbard (1986)
First to 4 titles: Stacy McCarthy and Carolyn Hubbard (1988)
First to 5 titles: Stacy McCarthy (1989)
First to 6 titles: Stacy McCarthy (1990)
First to 7 titles: Stacy McCarthy (1995)
First to 8 titles: Stacy McCarthy (2001)
First to 9 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2011)
First to 10 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2013)
First to 11 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2015)
First to 12 titles: Lisa Hunrichs (2017)

STREAKS

Most Consecutive (Pairs): 4 – Jim Benson/Deaton Mitchell (1983-1986)
Most Consecutive (Co-op): 5 – Joey Hudoklin (1983-1987), Arthur Coddington & Dave Lewis (1997-2001)
Most Consecutive (Mixed): 4 – Amy Schiller & Dave Schiller (1995-1998), Lisa Hunrichs & Matt Gauthier (2013-2016)
Most Consecutive (Women): 3 – Stacy McCarthy (1984-1986 and 1988-1990), Lisa Hunrichs & Cindy St. Mary (2003-2005)

GAPS

Most Years Between First Title And Latest Title (Open Divisions): 27 years – Tom Leitner (1989, 2016). Previous Record: 22 years – Larry Imperiale (1984, 2006), Dave Schiller (1988, 2010)
Most Years Between First Title And Latest Title (Pairs): 27 years – Tom Leitner (1989, 2016)
Most Years Between First Title And Latest Title (Co-op): 22 years – Larry Imperiale (1984, 2006)
Most Years Between First Title And Latest Title (Mixed): 22 years – Dave Schiller (1988, 2010)
Most Years Between First Title And Latest Title (Women’s): 23 years – Lisa Hunrichs (1994, 2017)

CONTINENTS

Have won titles on 3 continents: Arthur Coddington (NA-1996, EUR-2003, SA-2014), Jake Gauthier (EUR-2006, NA-2013, SA-2014), Matt Gauthier (EUR-2004, NA-2010, SA-2014), Lisa Hunrichs (NA-1994, EUR-2003, SA-2014), Paul Kenny (NA-2002, EUR-2003, SA-2014)

Won The First Mixed Title on 2 Continents: Lisa Hunrichs (EUR-2003, SA-2014)
Won The First Co-op Title on 2 Continents: Paul Kenny (EUR-2003, SA-2014)
Won The First Pairs Title on 2 Continents: Arthur Coddington (EUR-2003, SA-2014)

OLDEST AND YOUNGEST WINNERS

Oldest Winner (Pairs): 56 – Clay Collera (2012), Paul Kenny (2015)
Oldest Winner (Co-op): 56 – Paul Kenny (2015)
Oldest Winner (Mixed):
Oldest Winner (Women):
Youngest Winner (Pairs):
Youngest Winner (Co-op):
Youngest Winner (Mixed):
Youngest Winner (Women):

TEAM PLAYERS

Has Won With The Most Teammates (Open Divisions): 12 – Larry Imperiale (Joey Hudoklin, Peter Rosing, Skippy Jammer, Tom Leitner, Steve Hubbard, Ted Oberhaus, Jan Ekman, Randy Silvey, Bill Wright, Joel Rogers, Paul Kenny, Toddy Brodeur)
Has Won With The Most Teammates (Pairs): 4 – Tom Leitner (Skippy Jammer, Dave Schiller, Matteo Gaddoni, Christian Lamred). Previous Record: 3 – Dave Schiller (Joel Rogers, Randy Silvey, Tom Leitner), Tom Leitner (Skippy Jammer, Dave Schiller, Matteo Gaddoni), Arthur Coddington (Dave Lewis, Matteo Gaddoni, Jake Gauthier)
Has Won With The Most Teammates (Co-op): 10 – Larry Imperiale (Joey Hudoklin, Peter Rosing, Skippy Jammer, Tom Leitner, Ted Oberhaus, Jan Ekman, Randy Silvey, Bill Wright, Paul Kenny, Toddy Brodeur)
Has Won With The Most Teammates (Mixed): 3 – Gina Sample (John Houck, Deaton Mitchell, Jan Ekman)
Has Won With The Most Teammates (Women): 4 – Lisa Hunrichs (Mary Lowry, Cindy St. Mary, Emma Kahle, Bianca Strunz); 3 – Kate Dow (Connie Bond, Stacy McCarthy, Gina Sample), Stacy McCarthy (Carolyn Hubbard, Kate Dow, Amy Schiller)

OTHER

Most Times Hosting the World Championships: 5 – Seattle (1993, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010)
Most Champions at an FPA Worlds (Max 9): 9 – 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Fewest Champions at an FPA Worlds (All Divisions Contested. Min 5): 5 – 1987

TRIPLE SWEEP (PAIRS/CO-OP/MIXED)

1987 Joey Hudoklin
2005 Dave Schiller

OPEN DIVISION SWEEPS

1980 Jens Velasquez
1980 Erwin Velasquez
1987 Joey Hudoklin
1987 Crazy John Brooks
1991 Skippy Jammer
1991 Tom Leitner
1998 Dave Murphy
2001 Arthur Coddington
2001 Dave Lewis
2005 Dave Schiller
2005 Tom Leitner
2009 Tom Leitner
2013 Arthur Coddington
2015 Paul Kenny
2016 Christian Lamred

WOMEN’S SWEEPS: MIXED AND WOMEN’S PAIRS

1980 g rose
1982 Kate Dow
1985 Carolyn Hubbard
1987 Theresa Bogenhagen
1989 Kate Dow
1990 Stacy Mccarthy
1991 Kate Dow
1993 Gina Sample
1995 Amy Schiller
1996 Amy Schiller
2000 Lisa Hunrichs
2003 Lisa Hunrichs
2004 Lisa Hunrichs
2013 Lisa Hunrichs
2015 Lisa Hunrichs

MIXED + 1 OPEN DIVISION

1983 Chip Bell
1986 Deaton Mitchell
1987 Joey Hudoklin
1989 Dave Schiller
1994 Gina Sample
1997 Dave Schiller
1999 Dave Murphy
2000 Arthur Coddington
2003 Arthur Coddington
2005 Dave Schiller
2007 Matt Gauthier
2008 Dave Schiller
2013 Matt Gauthier
2017 James Wiseman

TITLE DEFENSES

Pairs
Deaton Mitchell (1983-1984-1985-1986)
Jim Benson (1983-1984-1985-1986)
Joey Hudoklin (1987-1988)
Dan Yarnell (1999-2000)
Arthur Coddington (2003-2004 and 2013-2014*)
Dave Lewis (2003-2004)
Jake Gauthier (2006-2007 and 2013-2014*)
Matt Gauthier (2006-2007)
Tom Leitner (2008-2009)
Matteo Gaddoni (2009-2010)

*Jake Gauthier and Arthur Coddington are the first players to defend an Open Pairs title with two different teammates.

Co-op
Joey Hudoklin (1983-1984-1985-1986-1987)
Chip Bell (1986-1987)
Crazy John Brooks (1986-1987)
Rick Castiglia (1989-1990)
Joel Rogers (1989-1990)
Dave Schiller (1989-1990)
Larry Imperiale (1993-1994)
Arthur Coddington (1997-1998-1999-2000-2001)
Dave Lewis (1997-1998-1999-2000-2001)
Dave Murphy (1997-1998-1999)
Paul Kenny (2003-2004, 2014-2015)
Flo Hess (2016-2017)
Christian Lamred (2016-2017)
Alex Leist (2016-2017)

Mixed
Kate Dow (1988-1989)
Dave Schiller (1988-1989)
Gina Sample (1993-1994)
Amy Schiller (1995-1996-1997-1998)
Dave Schiller (1995-1996-1997-1998)
Lisa Hunrichs (2003-2004, 2014-2015-2016)
Matt Gauthier (2014-2015-2016)

Women’s
g rose (1979-1980)
Laura Engel (1979-1980)
Stacy McCarthy (1984-1985-1986)
Carolyn Hubbard (1984-1985-1986)
Stacy McCarthy (1988-1989-1990)
Gina Sample (1991-1993 – no title in 1992)
Amy Schiller (1995-1996)
Cindy St. Mary (1998-1999)
Brenda Savage (1998-1999)
Lisa Hunrichs (2003-2004-2005)
Cindy St. Mary (2003-2004-2005)
Lisa Hunrichs (2010-2011)

CHAMPIONS

(originally compiled at freestyle-frisbee.com)

Open Pairs
1979 Joey Hudoklin/Richi Smits
1980 Jens Velasquez/Erwin Velasquez
1981 Skippy Jammer/John Jewell
1982 Bill Wright/Doug Branigan
1983 Deaton Mitchell/Jim Benson
1984 Deaton Mitchell/Jim Benson
1985 Deaton Mitchell/Jim Benson
1986 Deaton Mitchell/Jim Benson
1987 Joey Hudoklin/Crazy John Brooks
1988 Joey Hudoklin/Chip Bell
1989 Tom Leitner/Skippy Jammer
1990 Larry Imperiale/Steve Hubbard
1991 Tom Leitner/Skippy Jammer
1992 Dave Schiller/Joel Rogers
1993 Mike Reid/Johnathan Willet
1994 Gina Sample/Rodney Sanchez
1995 Brian McElwain/Gary Auerbach
1996 Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
1997 Dave Schiller/Randy Silvey
1998 Dave Murphy/Ted Oberhaus
1999 Steve Hanes/Dan Yarnell
2000 Randy Silvey/Dan Yarnell
2001 Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2002 Larry Imperiale/Joel Rogers
2003 Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2004 Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2005 Dave Schiller/Tom Leitner
2006 Matt Gauthier/Jake Gauthier
2007 Matt Gauthier/Jake Gauthier
2008 Dave Schiller/Tom Leitner
2009 Matteo Gaddoni/Tom Leitner
2010 Matteo Gaddoni/Arthur Coddington
2011 Marco Prati/Claudio Cigna
2012 Clay Collera/Andrea Dini
2013 Arthur Coddington/Jake Gauthier
2014 Arthur Coddington/Jake Gauthier
2015 Mehrdad Houssanian/Paul Kenny
2016 Christian Lamred/Tom Leitner
2017 James Wiseman/Ryan Young

Co-op
1980 Donnie Rhodes/Jens Velasquez/Erwin Velasquez
1981 Bill Wright/Rick Castiglia/Doug Branigan
1982 Donnie Rhodes/Allen Elliott/Chris Ryan
1983 Joey Hudoklin/Chip Bell/Mark Regalbuti
1984 Joey Hudoklin/Peter Rosing/Larry Imperiale
1985 Joey Hudoklin/Skippy Jammer/John Houck
1986 Joey Hudoklin/Chip Bell/Crazy John Brooks
1987 Joey Hudoklin/Chip Bell/Crazy John Brooks
1988 Skippy Jammer/Tom Leitner/Larry Imperiale
1989 Rick Castiglia/Dave Schiller/Joel Rogers
1990 Rick Castiglia/Dave Schiller/Joel Rogers
1991 Skippy Jammer/Tom Leitner/Larry Imperiale
1992 (no co-op title)
1993 Ted Oberhaus/Jan Ekman/Larry Imperiale
1994 Skippy Jammer/Tom Leitner/Larry Imperiale
1995 Ted Oberhaus/Bob Coleman/Erwin Velasquez
1996 Randy Silvey/Bill Wright/Larry Imperiale
1997 Dave Murphy/Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
1998 Dave Murphy/Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
1999 Dave Murphy/Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2000 Tom Leitner/Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2001 Dave Schiller/Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
2002 Ted Oberhaus/Randy Silvey/Erwin Velasquez
2003 Tom Leitner/Sune Wentzel/Paul Kenny
2004 Paul Kenny/Toddy Brodeur/Larry Imperiale
2005 Tom Leitner/Dave Schiller/Joel Rogers
2006 Paul Kenny/Toddy Brodeur/Larry Imperiale
2007 Fabio Sanna/Andrea Meola/Antonio Cusma
2008 Clay Collerá/Reto Zimmerman/Joakim Arveskär
2009 Tom Leitner/Randy Silvey/Arthur Coddington
2010 Clay Collerá/Reto Zimmerman/Joakim Arveskär
2011 Jake Gauthier/Randy Silvey/Dave Lewis
2012 Paul Kenny/Daniel O’Neill/James Wiseman
2013 Arthur Coddington/Matt Gauthier/Dave Murphy
2014 Paul Kenny/Daniel O’Neill/James Wiseman
2015 Paul Kenny/Balazs Major/Marco Prati
2016 Flo Hess/Christian Lamred/Alex Leist
2017 Flo Hess/Christian Lamred/Alex Leist

Women’s Pairs
1979 g rose/Laura Engel
1980 g rose/Laura Engel
1981 Jane Englehardt/Sue Strait
1982 Connie Bond/Kate Dow
1983 [not held or ?]
1984 Stacy McCarthy/Carolyn Hubbard
1985 Stacy McCarthy/Carolyn Hubbard
1986 Stacy McCarthy/Carolyn Hubbard
1987 Aaron Scott/Theresa Bogenhagen
1988 Stacy McCarthy/Carolyn Hubbard
1989 Stacy McCarthy/Kate Dow
1990 Stacy McCarthy/Amy Schiller
1991 Gina Sample/Kate Dow
1992 [no women’s title]
1993 Gina Sample/Judy Robbins
1994 Mary Lowry/Lisa Hunrichs
1995 Stacy McCarthy/Amy Schiller
1996 Judy Robbins/Amy Schiller
1997 Mary Lowry/Lisa Hunrichs
1998 Cindy St. Mary/Brenda Savage
1999 Cindy St. Mary/Brenda Savage
2000 Mary Lowry/Lisa Hunrichs
2001 Stacy McCarthy/Amy Schiller
2002 Bethany Sanchez/Judy Robbins
2003 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2004 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2005 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2006 Mary Lowry/Sarah Bergman
2007 Eleonora Imazio/Silvia Caruso
2008 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2009 Lori Daniels/Sarah Bergman
2010 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2011 Mary Lowry/Lisa Hunrichs
2012 Lori Daniels/Emma Kahle
2013 Lisa Hunrichs/Cindy St. Mary
2014 Ilka Simon/Bianca Strunz
2015 Lisa Hunrichs/Emma Kahle
2016 Lori Daniels/Amy Schiller
2017 Lisa Hunrichs/Bianca Strunz

Mixed Pairs
1980 g rose/Corey Basso
1981 Laura Engel/Erwin Velasquez
1982 Kate Dow/Joey Hudoklin
1983 Ann Zemaitis/Chip Bell
1984 Gina Sample/John Houck
1985 Carolyn Hubbard/Bill Wright
1986 Gina Sample/Deaton Mitchell
1987 Theresa Bogenhagen/Joey Hudoklin
1988 Kate Dow/Dave Schiller
1989 Kate Dow/Dave Schiller
1990 Stacy McCarthy/Rick Castiglia
1991 Kate Dow/Dave Schiller
1992 Carolyn Hubbard/Steve Hubbard
1993 Gina Sample/Jan Ekman
1994 Gina Sample/Deaton Mitchell
1995 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
1996 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
1997 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
1998 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
1999 Brenda Savage/Dave Murphy
2000 Lisa Hunrichs/Arthur Coddington
2001 Mary Lowry/Dan Yarnell
2002 Cindy St. Mary/Paul Kenny
2003 Lisa Hunrichs/Arthur Coddington
2004 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2005 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
2006 Eleonora Imazio/Fabio Sanna
2007 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2008 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
2009 Silvia Caruso/Valerio Occorsio
2010 Amy Schiller/Dave Schiller
2011 Eleonora Imazio/Fabio Sanna
2012 Charlene Powell/Mike Galloupe
2013 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2014 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2015 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2016 Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
2017 Lori Daniels/James Wiseman

A note about names: Many players have changed their names since their first FPA World Championships title. For this list, I have made the arbitrary decision to list players by their most recent name.

Created: 3/17/14. Updated: 8/7/17