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Rick Castiglia
Lakewood, Colorado
US
Born: Walsenburg, Colorado USA

Height: 6' 0"

AKA: Casio

Major titles: 10

Profession: Marketing And Sales

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Sponsor: The Wright Life Sponsor link

Career highlights: Beating the NYers and Californians and winning the Rose Bowl in 1980 with Bill and Doug - the Coloradicals. Winning FPA Worlds against the Velasquez Bros in 1979.

Media exposure: That's Incredible, MTV, RAI Uno, PM Magazine, ESPN, and numerous others.

Appearances: NBA half times, 1984 LA Olympics, NFL, Holiday Bowl half time, Seaworld, Disneyland and Magic Mountain, school assemblies and many others.

Mentor(s): Mike Wilson and Joe Corsontino, Jamie Chantiles, Monica Lou, John Bird and Johnny Roberts

Started playing: Started playing in 1977 and competing in 1978 at the Windsong tournament in Boulder where he met Bill & Doug

How I started playing: Went to the gym & was spining a ball on my finger. Mike Wilson walked in w/ a green 97 Wham-o and said "spin this." He said I should come to an event in Boulder in 77 I think, &there I some great players. Then Laura / Jamieshowed me fake nails..

Favorite move: Double spinning reverse gitosis pull to a double spinning gitis.

Other fun: My kids Kiki and Jack, my beautiful wife Lisa, play bass and guitar in a band, and ball golf.

Partners past & present: Too many to mentions them all, but here's a few: Scott Locke, Bill Wright, Doug Branigan, Rick Kovasic, Bruce Burron, Mike Winberry, Joey, Jeff Felberbaum, Stacy, Carolyn, Steve Hubbard, Larry Imperiale, Dave Murphy, Schiller, Chip, Danny Sullivan, Randy Silvey, Joel Rogers

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Pioneer co-op mixed , making people feel good about what they saw - liked 3 players being one unit to create an experience with the music. Putting lots of work in putting routines together with the rads, others just jammed. Found music, worked on sections. Liked teaching, getting younger players in the sport.

The chemistry between Bill Doug and rick that launched them was key - took the east and west to create our own style - flowing of Calif . with the intricate stuff of NY.

"Casio" was a member of the famous Coloradicals Coop team. He was always very adept at all aspects of play and had a aptittute for technical skills. Although he was a world class player in his own ri ąght, he didn't really come into his own until he moved to the freestyle mecca of San Diego County and started to work out with the locals at La Jolla Cove. At this point in time, his game improved dramatically. So much so that for a while he was the very best player on the planet. Organized the "Art of Disc" team with Dave Schiller and Joel Rogers and went on a successfull run of back to back FPA Coop titles ('89, 90). Also teamed with Stacy McCarthy (formerlly Anderson) to reset the standard of play for the mixed division. A techno weinie at heart, he was quick to embrace new moves and make them his own. Really one of the all time greats.


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.

Major Event Victories Location Division
1990 FPA World Championships Santa Cruz, CA US Mixed Pairs
1990 FPA World Championships Santa Cruz, CA US Co-op
1987 WFDF World Championships Ft. Collins, CO US Mixed Pairs
1987 World Indoor Championships San Diego, CA US Open Pairs
1981 World Disc and FPA Worlds Combined Santa Cruz, CA US Co-op
Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series- Toronto Toronto, ON Canada Open Format
World Frisbee Championships (WFC) 1980 Irvine, CA US Open Format
Event Victories
2004 Disc Or Die Fort Collins, CO US Open Pairs
2000 Colorado States Fort Collins, CO US Open Pairs
1999 Summerfest - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI US Open Pairs
1998 Disc Or Die - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO US Open Format
1998 Midwest Flying Disc Championships Milwaukee, WI US Open Pairs
1992 California Open Redondo Beach, CA US Open Format
1992 California Open Redondo Beach, CA US Mixed Pairs
1992 Wintertime Open Pasadena, CA US Open Format
1990 Ventura Beach Tournament Ventura, CA US Co-op
1987 Arizona State Championships Scottsdale, AZ US Open Pairs
1987 Arizona State Championships Scottsdale, AZ US Mixed Pairs
1987 Indian Summer - California State Chmpionships Cotati, CA US Mixed Pairs
1985 Ft. Collins Ft. Collins, CO US Mixed Pairs
1985 Ft. Collins Ft. Collins, CO US Co-op
1985 San Antonio National Freestyle Championships San Antonio, TX US Mixed Pairs
FPA New World Tour 1982: Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN US Co-op
FPA New World Tour 1981: Rochester Rochester, NY US Co-op
Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series: Chicago Chicago, IL US Open Format
Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series: Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM US Open Format
Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series: Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN US Open Format
Freestyle Players Association Series 1980: Boulder Boulder, CO US Open Pairs
Wham-O! I.F.A. North American Series 1979: Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN US Open Format
All tournament victories (entered in the database so far) for Rick Castiglia are shown above.
Only a partial list of results are shown above.
Go see all the results for Rick Castiglia with partner names.

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