Ken Westerfield

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Date of Birth May 23, 1947
Place of Birth Michigan
Age 73 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Ken Westerfield

Ken Westerfield is a pioneering Frisbee disc player.

Country: Canada and the United States
Sport: Disc sports (Frisbee)
Event(s): Freestyle, ultimate, disc golf, double disc court, distance and overall events (TRC, MTA, and accuracy)

About Ken Westerfield

During the 1960s, this counterculture figure rose to fame as a competitive Frisbee player. In the early 1970s, he helped produce and subsequently won the very first Canadian Open Frisbee Championships.

Before Fame

While attending Franklin High School in Michigan, he became friends with pioneering Frisbee player Jim Kenner.

Achievement

In the mid 1970s, he became a member of the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and was the recipient of a Decade Award for Best Men's Freestyle Frisbee Player.

Family Life

He and his sister, Kathy, grew up in Detroit and Livonia, Michigan, as the children of Gene Conrad and Margaret Beach. In his early twenties, he settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Associations

He and Brodie Smith are both notable professional Frisbee players.

Information related to Ken Westerfield

  • Flying disc techniques
  • Disc Golf - Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target, and is played using rules similar to golf. It is often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes, but other formats are common.
  • Ultimate (sport) - Ultimate, originally known as Ultimate frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey.
  • Flying disc freestyle - Flying disc freestyle, also known as freestyle Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name, is a sport and performing art characterized by creative, acrobatic, and athletic maneuvers with a flying disc.
  • Ultimate (sport) players
  • Flying disc
  • American disc golfers
  • Sportspeople from Livonia, Michigan
  • Sportspeople from Santa Cruz, California
  • American sportsmen
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Latest information about Ken Westerfield updated on October 21, 2020.

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