Career highlights: Mary is a three-time Women's World Champion (with Lisa Hunrichs in 1994, 1997, & 2000), and 2001 Mixed Pairs champion (with Dan Yarnell).
Media exposure: Mary has been featured in the Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest Magazine, North Seattle Journal, and the Ultimate newsletter, among other publications.
Mentor(s): The Beast, Randy Silvey, Jeff Jorgenson, Bill Wright
Started playing: Late 70's
How I started playing: Mary moved to Seattle in the 1970s to perfect her disc skills.
Favorite move: Mob-op heaven and disco gitis
Partners past & present: Dan Yarnell, Joel Rogers, Lisa Hunrichs, Cindy Kruger, Mandy Carreiro, Carla Cheshire, Larry Imperiale, Bob Coleman.
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Mary is one of the true overall disc athletes, with a deep love of Freestyle and Ultimate Frisbee, and an unsurpassable desire to play and an undying commitment to the growth of disc sports.
Her strenuous and athletic style of play have placed her as a top player in the sport for over 20 years. She is a three-time Women's World Champion (with Lisa Hunrichs in 1994, 1997, & 2000), and 2001 Mixed Pairs champion (with Dan Yarnell). And... these titles only demonstrate a small part of her disc-ability!
Mary is able to pull off the big moves in competition with solid combos and graceful (though difficult) catches, and she delights in the shared joy of the "mob-op" in any group jam, bringing her tenacious style and encouraging spirit to every jam.
As an Ultimate competitor, Mary served as captain of several women's and co-ed teams, capping her career as a key player with Seattle's "Women on the Verge", 1997 World Ultimate Champions. (In 1997, Mary won both freestyle and Ultimate titles in the same weekend!) She has consistently medaled at numerous overall disc events such as the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) championship and the U.S. Open, regularly placing well in distance throwing, discathon, and freestyle.
Mary's incredible stamina, generosity, and patience serve as an inspiration in the world of disc sports.
She has served as Tournament Director for numerous freestyle and ultimate competitions, but she is especially loved and acclaimed for her drive and determination to encourage youth athletes, introducing hundreds of students to disc sports over the course of her career.
Tournament Results Results are current through 1992 Please email us if there are errors. This list will be complete through 1974 in a year or so.
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Secrets of Pro Disc Freestyle Vol. 2 DVD Dave, Z and their Freestyle Frisbee champion friends from around the globe explain advanced moves and techniques. Available from The FPA Store at The Wright Life.