Career highlights: Filling in for Tommy Leitner and winning the U.S. Open in 1992 with Team Side Out, and competing in Paganello 2002 and the 2003 FPA Worlds- Rimini, Italy
Media exposure: 1991 PBS-Newton's Apple
Appearances: NBA Half-Time Demonstrations - Minnesota Timberwolves
Mentor(s): Many players have helped shape my game, however, I must give special recognition to the following people for their early influence and inspiration: Paul Smith, Rico Schneider, Steve Borne, Peter Bretl, and John Drube.
Started playing: 1987
How I started playing: My highschool wrestling teamate, Rico Schneider, gave me my first set of prosthetic nails and told me to go and checkout the 1986 Sky of 10,000 Frisbees FPA Worlds tournament. To say the least I was blown away, and have had the bug ever since.
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Favorite move: Bates Motel (skid to skidout to juice) terminating in a tuck and roll gitis
Partners past & present: Tommy Leitner, Paul Smith, Rico Schneider, Steve Jennings, Pipo Lopez, Jeff Kruger, Skippy Jammer, Larry Imperiale, Jamie Chantiles, and Jake Gauthier
Pat came out of nowhere in 1992 to win the U.S. Open with Team Side Out, filling in for a missing Tom Leitner. Pat is strong with both clock and counter spin, and is as fast as anyone when it comes to spinning catches.
Pat's game is based on his versatility, agility, and quickness. He has implemented skidrow technology, neuronics, body spins, and a variety of big air catches to create a dynamic and technically strong repertoire of combinations.
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.