There are 4 board positions which are expiring. We are seeking individuals who are intersted in joining the board to help grow the sport of Guts Frisbee.
If you are interesting in nominating yourself for one of these positions please reach out to any of the current board members. The current board includes: Will Blau, Donny Klemmer, Ryan Scott, Adam Swanson, Derec Stone, Steve Taylor.
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While we are developing the new website this page will contain the most up to date information available. Tournament schedules, results, news, etc. will all be found here.
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2022 International Frisbee and USA Guts Hall of Fame Voting Results
A total of 32 nominees were considered and vetted by the Nomination Committee. The Men’s and Veteran’s Subcommittees refined the number to 13 candidates, and a final Vetting Committee reduced the list to 6. The Committee’s task to distill the list was extremely difficult given the quality of the nominees. Although it was enjoyable reflecting on the contributions, play, and memories of these nominees, it was important that critical discussions occur to achieve a final ballot.
To those who were nominated, it is indeed an honor to be considered and compared to existing Hall of Famers. To those who are still playing competitively and feel that they should have been on the final ballot, another induction process is in the future.
Therefore, it is our honor to announce the results, in alphabetical order:
Please congratulate the 2022 Class of Hall of Famers. We are hopeful that you can attend the induction ceremony to be during the International Frisbee Tournament in Hancock, Michigan on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
- Al Bonopane
- Tom Cleworth
- Dave Meyer
- Dan Thornton
- Dennis Walikainen
HOF Process and Results
Boomtown Wins Seventh IFT
HANCOCK—Lansing’s Boomtown Saints defeated defending champion Squad (Appleton, WI) in two straight games to win the 63rd Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament. Boomtown’s Ryan Scott won the Healy Family MVP Award. Boomtown was able to drink from the Julius T. Nachazel Cup, continuing the longest standing tradition in disc sports.
Local favorites the Shottle Bop finished third and Marquette’s Wolfpack took fourth place. Twelve teams and fans enjoyed sunny skies and hot temperatures both days.
The late Dave Bolyard was awarded the newly renamed Jon Davis/Dan Thornton Spirit of Guts Award for “exemplary sportsmanship, quality of play, and, most importantly, having fun.” The award was renamed this year to honor the 50th consecutive IFT played by Dan Thornton of Livonia, formerly of Hancock.
Next up on the Guts Frisbee circuit is the US Nationals in Marquette, August 7 and 8; and the World’s in Detroit, September 4 and 5.
Guts Frisbee is played by two teams 14 meters apart hurling the orange Professional Model Frisbee disc at speeds up to 90 MPH. The disc must be caught by one hand, and the games go to 21 points and must be won by two points.
Shottle Bop Wins USA Guts World’s Championships
DETROIT—The Keweenaw’s Shottle Bop won the 2021 USA Guts World’s Championship in Detroit with a stunning comeback in the final game. Down 14-8, Shottle Bop rallied back to defeat Lansing’s Boomtown Saints 21-19 in game three and bring the championship to the Upper Peninsula.
Shottle Bop advanced to the finals by defeating Marquette’s Wolf Pack two games to none in the winner’s bracket finals. Boomtown defeated Wolf Pack in the loser’s bracket finals. The Worms took fourth and the Keweenaw’s Monte Carlo took fifth.
Fourteen teams competed at the World’s, and it is the first time a Keweenaw team won the event since the inaugural World’s in Toronto in 1978, won by the Library Bar. Members of the Shottle Bop were Will Blau, Carter Nettell, Kyle Saatio and Luke Rautio (Hancock), Stephen Dudenas (Lake Linden), Luke Lahtinen (Marquette) and Scott Brooks (L’Anse).
The World’s marks the end of the major Guts Frisbee season, with the highest number of young players and teams across all the major tournaments (Wisconsin State Championship, International Frisbee Tournament, US Nationals, and World’s Championship) in several seasons.
2022 Tournament Schedule
March 5th - 6th
Wiscosin Guts Championship
June 11th - 12th
IFT - Internaltional Frisbee Tournament
July 9th - 10th
August 6th - 7th
US Guts Open
September 3rd - 4th
High Desert Classic
October 22nd - 23rd