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Part 2—Frisbee Pioneer Ken Westerfield’s Competitive Achievements

Ken in a calmer moment—1977

I’ve posted earlier a number of stories, pictures and videos about the flying disc and some of the first expert players who also promoted the sport. Now here is the final part of another story sent to me by Audra Gonsalves, the wife of one of those pioneers, Ken Westerfield. It’s amazing how much of a difference just a few people can make in changing our culture and bringing the pleasures of a sport to millions of people. I posted Part 1 yesterday.

Competitive Years 1974-78

Frisbee (Disc) tournaments were beginning to attract excellent disc competitors from everywhere. What was once a top selling pastime with a toy from Wham-O was becoming a serious competitive sport. In 1975, at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships in Toronto, Westerfield set the MTA (maximum time aloft) world record with a sidearm throw of 15 seconds, using a Super Pro Model Frisbee, crushing the old record of 11 seconds. Also in 1975 Westerfield invented a freestyle move called body rolls, (rolling the disc across out stretched arms and chest, or back), then introduced the move at a national tournament in Rochester, NY called the AFDO, (American Flying Disc Open). The hottest move of the day was called the Canadian Mind Blower: Westerfield would roll the Frisbee across outstretched arms and chest, to outstretched arms across the back (front to back roll). Today body rolls are an integral part of every freestyle routine.

Ken made Frisbee history—1977

In 1976, Wham-O sponsored the North American Series (NAS) Frisbee Championships across the US and Canada, to qualify players for the world championships held annually at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Winning numerous freestyle and individual events, Westerfield was voted, Best Men’s Player 1970-1975 Decade Awards

At a North American Series (NAS) Frisbee tournament in Dallas Texas, Westerfield became a member of the “400 club” with a prelim distance sidearm throw, and won the event with a throw of 378 feet, using a 119-gram World Class Model Frisbee. Only two competitors have officially ever thrown over 400 feet in competition with a 119-gram Frisbee (Lightweight disc by today’s standard).

1978, in Boulder, Colorado, while doing a distance throwing demonstration at a North American Series (NAS) Event, Westerfield threw a sidearm 119-gram World Class Model Frisbee, 552 feet, shattering the official world distance record of 412 feet.

This is how Kevin (Skippy) Givens, five time World Freestyle Champion, remembers it:

“Someone paced off the distance to a building at 500 feet. Dave Johnson (former distance world record holder) and others we’re trying to hit it. Finally Dave hits the building and the crowd goes wild. Ken Westerfield was sitting and watching. After Dave hit the building the crowd started to yell for Ken to throw. At first Ken was dismissive, not interested. Finally Ken stood up, went to the line, sized up the task then let it fly. It landed in the parking lot past the building on his first throw with no warm up. The crowd went crazy. It was the most incredible throw I’d ever seen”.

Tournament officials marked and measured the throw at 552 feet. Since the introduction of heavy weight, sharp edge disc, the world record is now over 800 feet. However Westerfield still holds the record for the sidearm throw. Read the rest of this entry »

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Part 1—Ken Westerfield’s Pioneering Contributions To Frisbee Sports

Ken was one of the best—1977

I’ve posted earlier a number of stories, pictures and videos about the flying disc and some of the first expert players who also promoted the sport. Now here is another story sent to me by Audra Gonsalves, the wife of one of those pioneers, Ken Westerfield. It’s amazing how much of a difference just a few people can make in changing our culture and bringing the pleasures of a sport to millions of people.

In fact I just learned that nearly 300 million Frisbees have been sold since their introduction, and according to Mattel, which now owns the manufacturing rights, 90% of Americans have played with this flying toy at one time or another. And Frisbee is just one brand of many flying discs!

The frisbee’s origins actually go back to a bakery called the Frisbie Pie Company of New Haven, Connecticut, established by William Russell Frisbie after the Civil War. The bakery stayed in operation until 1958, and during this period, the tossing of the company’s pie tins, first by company drivers and later by Ivy League college students (some say it was cookie tin lids), led to frisbie becoming a well known term describing flying disc play in the Northeast…Now here is Audra’s intro and Ken’s story in two parts:

I wrote this story with Ken’s referencing help. With the advancement and popularity of disc sports, Ken thought it important to make an accurate account of his history.

From the early Frisbee days in New York, Ken knew everyone from the time of Gerry Lynas, Kerry, Krae and his father Ken, Peter Bloeme, Mark Danna, Jeff Felberbaum, Mountain, and many more. Ken played in Washington Square, Sheeps Meadow and at the Band Shell, back in the late 70′s while visiting with Krae and his father.

Ken retired in the mid 80′s, but is just starting to re-connect with some of the old players at west coast tournaments. He and I have been together for 15 years and now live in Bisbee AZ, where he restores old motorcycles and builds engines for muscle cars…

Ken Westerfield (born 1947) and childhood friend Jim Kenner began playing Frisbee in High School, impressing the other students with a variety of controlled throws and trick catches. Graduating in 1965 from Franklin High School (Livonia, Michigan), and leaning towards the counterculture, they spent their days on the beach and at music festivals honing their skills. One day in 1969, spotting a little ad in a local alternative newspaper, they took their Frisbees and a VW Bug and went to a concert near Bethel, NY, called Woodstock, which later became the music event of the century. While at the concert, they would throw the Frisbee over the crowd. Westerfield later stated “it was an interesting crowd to play for.”

Early Years in Canada

In 1970 Westerfield and Kenner moved to Toronto, setting up their disc playing headquarters in Queen’s Park (Toronto). Playing Frisbee freestyle and Object Disc Golf, became a daily event at the park. In 1971 with a hundred dollars each, they started hitch hiking across Canada, stopping to do Frisbee street performance at popular annual events: the Klondike Days in Edmonton, Calgary Stampede in Alberta and in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area in front of a railroad car-turned-restaurant, oddly enough called Frisby’s. One night, while performing at Frisby’s, they decided they would try to collect money like street musicians. It was a success, and they embarked on a new career.

Returning to Toronto they lived in Rochdale College while performing nightly in the Yonge Street Mall. Night after night, thousands of tourists and Torontonians would enjoy nightly displays of their Frisbee expertise. Wanting to advance their professional legitimacy, they approached Irwin Toy, the distributor of Frisbee’s in Canada, and proposed their show to promote the Frisbee. Their first professional performance was a Basketball half-time show at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto. The students loved it; Westerfield and Kenner were paid twenty dollars each for the show, but more importantly they had proven that their show would be beneficial to help promote the Frisbee. In 1972 they were retained by Irwin Toy to perform at Special Community and Sporting Events across Canada, making Westerfield and Kenner full-time Professional Frisbee Players. Read the rest of this entry »

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Part 3—Gerry Lynas At 70 Still Plays With The Disc Freestyle And Uses It For Sand Sculpture

Holly Schwartz made this catch at UCLA—2007

I met Gerry Lynas 35 years ago, and have always respected his creativity. But I never appreciated until now how much he contributed to the sport, games, tournaments and graphics involving the flying disc…which most of us call a Frisbee. So here is the last of a three part series (in Gerry’s own words) about his significant influence to this sport and recreation for millions of us. You can also see his video and two by others at this earlier post .

At 70 years of age, I play two or three times a week when possible in Central Park. Even though my arthritic body pays a painful price on the days after even modest jamming, I am still addicted to the many joys of freestyle and other disc games. I especially enjoy teaching young people who need instruction, small groups of neophytes, and kids in school, so I can spread the joy of this sport as widely as possible.

I have also fallen in love with the Aerobee, a flying ring that has been thrown 1,335 feet. This is too long a distance for the Sheep Meadow or the Great Lawn in Central Park, so I have to limit my throws to under 1,000 feet.

Gerry Lynas also creates disc sculpture

I once went political-environmental when I designed anti-nuclear stickers for discs that expressed my personal aversion to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, but I did not have the opportunity to use it very often. I did like the word play with “Let the Nuclear Freeze be”.

In addition to playing disc sports or creating disc graphics at every opportunity, I also love making disc photographs and sculptures.

Over these 54 years, the disc has built a family of close friends, an international community, and, for me, enabled countless encounters with friendly strangers from all over the world.

Gerry uses his disc to make short-lived sand sculpture that the tide washes away

In 1978, Krae Van Sickle and I were invited to a local beach to pose for the cover of Games Magazine. I couldn’t believe the editors chose a shot of me over one of Krae (probably the greatest player in the world). I even missed the catch as I was jumping from a tall boardwalk in order to have all sky in the background.

The beach is freestyle heaven for me because I can jam solo for hours with a wet body that allows for multiple body rolls and flying leaps into the surf. MTA (Maximum Time Aloft) throws are huge and so beautiful as they float back in on the constant ocean breezes. And, did I mention that the disc also happens to be the most amazing and versatile sand-sculpting tool ever invented?

“Circus”
Copyright, all text © 2010 by G. Lynas, NY, NY

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Part 1—Gerry Lynas’s History About The Flying Disc And His Major Contributions To This Sport

Gerry Lynas playing with the flying disc—1978

I met Gerry Lynas 35 years ago, and have always respected his creativity. But I never appreciated until now how much he contributed to the sport, games, tournaments and graphics involving the flying disc…which most of us call a Frisbee. So here is the first of a three part series (in Gerry’s own words) about his significant influence to this sport and recreation for millions of us. You can also see his video and two by others at this earlier post .

Something changed me when I was in high school 54 years ago. The plastic disc was invented and was commercially available for the first time as the Pluto Platter. It had flight characteristics unlike any ball and better than the usual pie pans or coffee can lids. It wanted to fly rather than fall. My dad called it a flying disc (not Frisbee), because he believed in using generic names, rather than commercial brands or newly invented words.

Although the Pluto Platter was rather unsophisticated compared to modern flying discs, it was obvious to me, and a handful of other enthusiasts, that this toy had great potential as a unique sports implement. For me it was love at first flight. It replaced table tennis as my favorite recreation during college in Kansas City, Missouri and later in Des Moines, Iowa. I took discs to Portland, Oregon for Peace Corps Training and eventually to NYC in 1965.

Ultimate is like soccer with a flying disc

On the college campus in 1960, we started by playing throw and catch, but almost immediately discovered that different people threw differently. As we gathered in larger numbers, we invented simple games.

Gerry drew this disc player for a disc publication he helped found—1976

The earliest game I remember was Circle Elimination, where we had to sit down if we failed to catch a well-thrown disc. Accuracy was probably the most natural objective in the evolution of these rudimentary games. Distance was also an early challenge. Those two skills combined naturally into a form of Golf with made up targets as we walked. An early form of Guts, evolved as a macho outlet for more aggressive types. Another game that some of us called Frisbee Football (now called Ultimate) was a natural for teams and used essentially the same rules as soccer. (Here is a link to the association’s site.) Early on, I enjoyed rolling discs on walls and skipping it on pavement. In college in bad weather, we moved indoors, playing Hall Disc off of walls, ceiling and floors.

When I got to Manhattan in 1965 I found a small group of discophiles on “Frisbee Hill” in Central Park, and in spite of having a full-time job and eventually two small children, I spent all my free time with the young “Frisbee freaks” in the park. I had been doing simple tricks for a few years (behind the back, under the legs, behind the head, and inventing different throws, sometimes with multiple discs). This was not popular with the “Zen” players who preferred “Flow”, (a smooth, no drop, no trick style). I was called “Circus” for my unorthodox behavior. I persisted in doing simple tricks and eventually it evolved into freestyling. Read the rest of this entry »

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