2022 FPA World Championships

For the first time since 2019, freestyle was able to host a world championship. After delays due to the deadly covid pandemic and logistical barriers due to covid protocols, this year’s world championships was held in Milan, Italy and hosted by the Frisbee Temple club. Results are below:

2022 FPA World Championships
Milan, Italy
September 21-24, 2022

Open Pairs Final

1. Mehrdad Hosseinian/James Wiseman (145.84)
2. Kuba Radwanski/Francesco Santolin (143.80)
3. Pablo Azul/Andres RIvera (133.39)
4. Ayal Benin/Dan Lustiger (130.70)
5. Daniel O’Neill/Ryan Young (128.24)
6. Marco Prati/Edoardo Turri (123.54)
7. Andrea Rimatori/Fabio Sanna (78.13)
8. Larry Imperiale/Paul Kenny (74.07)

Open Co-op Final
1. Pavel Baranyk/James Wiseman/Ryan Young (190.19)
2. Mehrdad Hosseinian/Paul Kenny/Edoardo Turri (159.42)
3. Andrea Festi/Marco Prati/Francesco Santolin (145.84)
4. Ayal Benin/Daniel O’Neill/Kuba Radwanski (133.57)
5. Manuel Cesari/Fabio Nizzo/Andrew Rimatori (116.04)
6. Mattia Columbari/Ricardo Montanari/Alessandro Tamassia (112.48)
7. Mateusz Gajewsi/Kuba Opaluch/Tymek Wrotek (78.19)
8. Stefan Dunkel/Larry Imperiale/Fabio Sanna (75.94)

Women’s Pairs Final
1. Ilka Simon/Bianca Strunz (101.23)
2. Katy Gimma/Char Powell (100.79)
3. Benedicte Audet/Zofia Wilczek (98.05)
4. Gloria Alessandrini/Federica Proietto (91.28)
5. Eleonora Imazio/Jessica S. (66.33)
6. Monica Andrea Correa/Angela Maria (45.14)

Mixed Pairs Final
1. Benedicte Audet/Edoardo Turri (175.68)
2. Zofia Wilczek/James Wiseman (153.04)
3. Katy Gimma/Daniel O’Neill (139.75)
4. Gloria Alessandrini/Marco Prati (122.43)
6. Federica Proietto/Fabio Nizzo (107.16)
7. MonicaAndrea Correa/Andres Rivera (93.27)
8. Eleonora Imazio/Fabio Sanna (73.77)

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Christian Lamred Sweeps at FPA Worlds

For the third time in four years, a player has swept the Open Pairs and Open Co-op titles at the FPA World Championships. In 2013 it was Arthur Coddington. Paul Kenny did it last year. Christian Lamred has won his first and second world championship titles in winning both the pairs and co-op events at this year’s Brooklyn, New York world championships.

Unpredictable winds and the threat of rain moved the worlds finals indoors this year, resulting in a high level of play on finals day.

The Champions

Women’s: Lori Daniels/Amy Schiller
Open Co-op: Flo Hess/Christian Lamred/Alex Leist
Mixed Pairs: Lisa Hunrichs/Matt Gauthier
Open Pairs: Christian Lamred/Tom Leitner

New All-Time Bests

This year’s world championships resulted in a number of new all-time bests and set other records up to be broken at next year’s championships in Italy.

  • Flo Hess, Christian Lamred and Alex Leist become first-time world champions.
  • Veteran and legend Tom Leitner shatters the record for the most time between first FPA world championship titles and most recent. His first was in 1989. The record increases from Larry Imperiale’s previous best of 22 years to a new mark of 27 years!
  • Tom Leitner picks up his sixth Open Pairs title. He is only the second player to win six, behind Arthur Coddington who has seven. He has now won with 4 different teammates (Skippy Jammer, Dave Schiller, Matteo Gaddoni and Christian Lamred), which establishes a new record.
  • Lisa Hunrichs and Matt Gauthier win their fourth consecutive mixed pairs title, tying Amy Schiller and Dave Schiller’s all-time record for consecutive mixed titles. This title is their sixth mixed pairs together, one behind the Schillers’ all-time record.
  • Lisa Hunrichs extends her lead as the winningest player in the Mixed and Women’s divisions with 19 titles (11 women’s and 8 mixed)

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  • 2015 Lazzaroni

    Lazzaroni 2015
    Bolognia, Italy
    December 12-13, 2015

    Open Pairs Final
    1 Marco Prati – Andrea Ludergnani 48,13
    2 Andrea Sarti – Clay Collerà 47,29
    3 Manuel Cesari – Gianluca Giglio 46,08
    4 Edoardo Gargano – Andrea Poli 36,63

    Open Co-op Hat Final
    1 Manuel Cesari – Andrea Poli – Gianluca Bertoncelli 33,99
    2 Andrea Sarti – Edoardo Gargano – Mattia Lambertini 32,78
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    Why I am Running for FPA Executive Director

    Arthur Coddington. Photo by Bethany SanchezElections for the FPA Board are happening now, and this year I am running for Executive Director. I hope you will join me in building on the great work of freestyle athletes, event organizers and video producers worldwide to build our sport.

    I believe the FPA is at a critical moment of opportunity. By shifting the organization’s focus toward greater inclusion, transparency and volunteer participation, we can build freestyle participation at all levels of play. By taking both a disciplined approach to representing freestyle and a creative approach to bringing the sport to the world, freestyle can reach new levels of participation and recognition, not to mention technical progression

    If you are an FPA member, you should have received an email with a ballot link. If not, notify current FPA Executive Director Lori Daniels at lorizdisc(at)gmail(dot)com.

    You can vote until December 17.

    Read my full candidate statement below and all the candidate statements at freestyledisc.org.

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