From: Logan, Utah, USA
Joined Team Discmania: 2020
Joey has played disc golf since he was six years old. He started off by tagging along with his father but later became more seriously mentored by disc golf legend Peter Shive. At the age of 16, Joey won the 2010 Disc Golf World Championships in the <16 junior division. After this, he began to play professional and has done so ever since. Although his teaching profession took him away from competition for four years from 2015-2019, 2020 invites the opportunity to play competitively again!
Although disc golf is one of Joey’s loves, he is also passionate about education. He taught grade school in northern Wyoming for four years where he started a disc golf club which typically supported about 40 young girls and boys per week. Every Friday, they would gather at a park to practice skills and develop their own love for the sport. Joey currently works at Utah State University and loves the university environment. He hopes one day to serve as a disc golf coach for a university club team.
In the end, Joey feels blessed for the all that disc golf entails; being outdoors, spending time with others, competing, and watching the beautiful flight of a disc before it nestles softly in the grass. Go play, go enjoy!
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