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Footbag Hall of Fame: 1999 Inductees

24. Walt Benziger

Walt Benziger
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Walt was a teacher and promoter of the game since 1977. NHSA and WFA Tour Team member. Helped launch the game and sport in key areas of the US, including Alaska.
  • The sports future?

Walt Benziger 02.jpg



25. Rita Buckley

Rita Buckley
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Rita was a pioneer of the NHSA Tour Team member, as the 1st woman to tour nationally for the game and sport. 1981 1st NHSA National Women's Doubles Net Champion. 1983 Women's Doubles Net + Women's Team Freestyle Champion.
  • The sports future?





Rita Buckley 02.jpg Rita Buckley 03 w Karen Gunther n Sabra Jean Hall.jpg With Karen Gunther and Sabra Jean Hall











26. Reed Gray

Reed Gray
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Reed, an innovator/inventor of footbags as co-founder of Flying Clipper. Key developer of freestyle scoring systems, and footbag golf. 1989 and 1992 WFA Golf Champion.
  • The sports future?



Reed Gray 02.jpg Reed Gray 03.jpg





27. Rick Kaufman

Rick Kaufman
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Rick a 1981 charter member of 1st certified NHSA instructor's training camp. Founded East Coast Hacky Sack Association as part of NHSA and later the WFA. Key pioneer game and sport promoter for eastern part of U.S.A. 1986 Mike Marshall Award winner
  • The sports future?


Rick Kaufman 02 w Tricia George.jpg With Trica George Rick Kaufman 03 w Eric Wulff.jpg With Eric Wulff





28. Gary Lautt

Gary Lautt
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Gary a 1981 charter member of 1st NHSA instructor's camp. 1981 Consecutive Kick Champion, 1983 Team Freestyle Champion, 1986 Doubles Freestyle Champion. Guinness World Record Holder for Doubles Consecutive Kicks: 132,011 !!!
  • The sports future?







Gary Lautt 02.jpg Gary Lautt 03 w Tricia George.jpg With Trica George Gary Lautt 04 w Mag Hughes n Jimmy Caveney.jpg With Mag and Jimmy 'C'






29. Ken Shults

Ken Shults
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Ken, the game and sport legend since 1979 at age of 12. Kenny was an inspirational developer of the Net and Freestyle sports, including the famous freestyle video: 'Tricks of the Trade'. Has won over 40 World Championship titles, including 7 Men's Overall.
  • The sports future?






Ken Shults 02 at age 13.jpg Ken Shults 03.jpg Ken Shults 04.jpg Ken Shults 05.jpg Ken Shults 06.jpg



30. Torben Wigger

Torben Wigger
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Torben, a pioneer promoter of the game and sport in Europe., key to development of footbag worldwide. 1985 Mike Marshall Award winner.
  • The sports future?








Torben Wigger 02.jpg Torben Wigger 03.jpg Torben Wigger 04.jpg Torben Wigger 05 w Rick Kaufman 84 Worlds.jpg Torben Wigger 06 w Mag Hughes.jpg Torben Wigger 07 w Allan Petersen.jpg

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