Career highlights: Traveling and jamming through China in 1985 with Dan Magallanes and Ron Kaufman's China Flyer Tour.
Started playing: Started playing in 1957, but didn't start competing until 1992
How I started playing: After playing Ultimate in Boston for a few years I saw my first real freestyler at La Jolla Cove while visiting the west coast in 1978. He had one arm in a cast, but I never did learn his name.
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Favorite move: Getting out of bed.
Other fun: My two grandsons, Niklas and Colin
Steve Scannell a.k.a. The Boston Pops
Born in Boston during the first half of the last century, Steve still lives in Massachusetts and considers himself a citizen of the world. The legitimate grandfather of freestyle in New England, his favorite pasttime is jamming with old and new acquaintances around the world. A disciple of Ron Kaufman’s “World Peace Through Play”, Steve has made countless friends while jamming on four continents. Steve’s proudest freestyle moment was co-hosting the 2002 World Freestyle Championships in Boston. A self-described “freestyle whore” he has teamed in competitions over the years with the likes of Sonny Cade, Dan Magallanes, Paul Kenny, Dan Yarnell, Steve Hanes, Toddy Brodeur, Alan Caplin, Nicki Nicholson, Doug Korns, Steve Hayes, Mike Estrabrook, Art Viger, Fernando Direito, Rick Williams, Rik Downs, Harvey Brandt, Judy Robbins, Mark Ide, Tito Andino, Carl Emerson, Victor Ouzoonian, Steve Fitzgerald, Abe Calzadilla, Chris DePaola and Glen Stockwell. Steve’s pet, ‘Wrecks’, is considered the world’s oldest Frisbee dog. His favorite nails are those made by ‘Dr. Disc’ Rik Downs of Louisville, Kentucky but he'll steal a Yarnail any chance he gets.
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.