Career highlights: FPA Worlds Open Pairs Champion: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010
FPA Worlds Co-op Champion: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009
FPA Worlds Mixed Pairs Champion: 2000, 2003
WFDF Champion: 1999, 2003, 2005
US Open Champion: 1998
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Media exposure: Eurosport's WATS, You Gotta See This, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Regis & Kathie Lee, The X Show, E! News Daily & more
Mentor(s): Dave Lewis, Z Weyand, Peter Bowie
Started playing: 1979
How I started playing: My sister gave me Mark Danna's circular how-to book for my 13th birthday. After that there was no going back.
Favorite move: The elusive Pandora's Box, a combo of 3 super hard Saturn moves. But freestyle's more about moments than moves. Adding a touch here, a cuff there, making a perfect pass, or going beyond my own limits and hitting a move by sheer force of will.
Other fun: Photography
Partners past & present: Dave Lewis, Matteo Gaddoni, Lisa Hunrichs Silvey, Dave Murphy, Tom Leitner, Dave Schiller, Randy Silvey, Pat Marron, Brenda Savage, Gina Sample, Claudio Cigna, Matt Gauthier
Arthur Coddington became a top three ranked player in 1995 and was the year-end number one player in 1996, 1997 and 2003.
With teammate Dave Lewis, he won at least one FPA World Championships title each year from 1996 to 2001 and tied the all-time record for consecutive world championship titles in the Co-op division at five in a row and the record for most Open Pairs titles at four (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004).
Coddington and Lewis won their first two world championship titles with rare dropless routines. Coddington has also teamed with Lisa Hunrichs Silvey to win the 2000 and 2003 Mixed Pairs world championship title.
Coddington is known for combining acrobatic, high intensity moves with subtle technical tricks and precise passing. He was the first player to complete a triple spinning dive roll in a world championship final. More recently he has pushed the envelope in upside down freestyle play and a new technical direction called Saturn Rings.
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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Learn to Jam Video!
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.