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.
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