Things have been so busy lately at the Discmania office in Finland, that reporting about our Pro Team’s success have been scarce this season. Even without reporting, our Team has been doing great this year, both in Europe and the US. If you haven’t been following what Will Schusterick has been up to lately, you really should. The kid has definitely found his A-game while touring with Pro’s like Dave Feldberg, Nikko Locastro and Cale Leiviska. The boys form together NonStop Disc Golf crew, which is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already. Visit their website here or check out their latest videos on YouTube.
Playing with the other Pro’s has really helped Will to get his game on track and as an evident of this Will has won GBO, SOKY Championships and Standing Rocks Open just within the last month or so. Among the wins, Will has become a staple in the final four, as he’s been placed outside the final-4 only once this year out of the 10+ competitions he has attended. Keep an eye for Will out there on tour. He is right now definitely in top 5 of the touring pro’s this year and now that’s he has found his winning game, who knows if there’s anyone who will hold him back on this year’s Major events like Stockholm Open and PDGA Worlds.
Our Deep in the Game host Avery Jenkins has also kept himself busy by doing great in tournaments like the Memorial & GBO while still finding time market the sport. Alongside the highly acclaimed Deep in the Game instructional video series, Avery just came out with a Frisbee trick shot video with YouTube phenomenom Brodie Smith:
Meanwhile in the old Continent
Last weekend was victorious in for the Team in Europe too, as Angelica Frantz took home the title from Swiss Open in the MPO divisions with a nice 6-stroke stretch to swiss local, Natalie Holloköi. In the Open division, Jesse Heinonen, who recently became a father, started his touring season with a solid 2-place finish after his countryman Ville Piippo. There’s still a lot of great tournaments to come both sides of the pond, so be sure to check back on Team Discmania’s success on tour this year!
That’s right! You can now get certain Discmania models with the sleek Tri Fly dye by Huk Lab! Many of our Team players also tend to carry some of these bad boys around, Jussi Meresmaa, Avery Jenkins, Seppo Paju & Jesse Heinonen to name a few.
In Finland a whole new tour called Discmania Cash Money Tour saw the light of day for the first time this weekend. The first tournament in the 4 tournament series, equivalent to the U.S. National Tour, was played at the always sunny Lauste DiscGolfPark in Turku, Finland. A Turku native Seppo Paju ruled the homecourse in open division despite his sticky first round which placed him on the tied ninth place together with 5 other players. The win in Turku marked the third consecutive tournament win in open division for 16-year-old Seppo as he won both of the two tournaments he attended last weekend too. The storm warning has been given!
In women’s division, a fellow Turku native and Team Discmania member Anne Matilainen took the title with ease by a spread of 38 strokes before Laura Uusi-Rasi who was placed second. Other Team Discmania members Jesse Heinonen (8th in MPO) and Leo Piironen (10th in MPO) didn’t quite reach the level they we’re aiming for this weekend, but thankfully there’s a whole bunch of competitions left for 2011. Extra props are handed out to Discmania’s own Juho Rantalaiho who once again did a great job as the Tournament Director in Lauste.