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Footbag Hall of Fame: 2001 Inductees

35. Yves Archambault

Yves Archambault
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
    • Yves started playing footbag in 1982.
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • He has been a key player/promoter of the game and sport. Developed 'AKI' brand footbags in Quebec region. Superior coach developing world champion player's, besides his own individual playing championships in Canada, U.S. and Europe. Key promoter of the game, directing 1996,1998 and 2004 World Championships in Montreal, Quebec. 2001 and 2003 World Open Doubles Net Champion.
  • The sports future?


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36. Constance Constable

Constance Constable
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
    • Constance began playing footbag in 1978.
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Her playing career highlighted by 10 World Championships in Net, Consecutives and Freestyle. Currently holds Guinness World Records in Women's Singles and Doubles Consecutive Kicks!! Founded 'Women Alive and Kicking' to promote more women playing the game and sport. Teacher. IFC member since 1985.
  • The sports future?


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37. Jeff Johnson

Jeff "Animal" Johnson
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Jeff brought the Playful Spirit to Footbag. 1981 charter member of NHSA instructor’s camp. NHSA and WFA national Tour Team member. 2 World Championships amongst his titles. Inspirational entertainer and ambassador of footbag fun.
  • The sports future?

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38. Andy Linder

Andy Linder
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
    • Andy Linder received his first footbag in the fall of 1981 from his high school Biology teacher, Dale Oldis. Mr. Oldis, who introduced Andy to the sport, allowed students to kick in his classroom. Linder picked it up quickly as he had been a soccer player who spent much time juggling a soccer ball and doing tricks with it (some of these tricks were later converted in to some of Andy's earliest footbag freestyle). Linder's dreams of breaking the soccer ball juggling world record and playing college soccer ended in 1983 as a result of having chondromalacia, a weakening of the cartilage, in both knees. This medical condition would go on to affect, but not stop, Linder's footbag career.
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Andy began competing in 1982 as the first person from Illinois to compete at a Worlds. Afterwards, he ran Illinois' earliest tournaments. In 1983 he won his first World title as he broke the singles consecutive kicks world record. In 1984 he won the World Singles Freestyle Championship. Andy was a WFA Tour Team member in the 80s. Linder and his partner Ted Martin held the doubles consecutive kicks world record of 100,001. The duo currently hold world records in one-pass and distance one-pass. Andy holds the current world record in 5-minute-timed consecutives with 1019 kicks. Linder retired from competition after the 1997 Worlds, where he took first place in both of the events he entered (5-minute-timed consecutives and doubles distance one-pass with Bruce Guettich). In 2001, Andy organized the world record for the largest footbag circle (946 players) at the Cornerstone Festival.
  • The sports future?


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39. Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
    • I began playing footbag in 1980. I was at home in Hayward, California. My cousin Jim "TOES" Fitzgerald inspired my by having a PR of 100 consecutive kicks. It was about 3 years later when I moved to Oregon. Eugene had a lot of great kickers to get involved with at that time. After attending my first tournament in Vancouver Washington, "The Pumice Open" I was hooked!
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
    • I started sewing footbags for Reed Gray and Jim Fitzgerald with a company called Perpetual Motion putting together Soc Sac footbags before I actually became addicted to playing the game. On the contrary I learned to play disc sports and to juggle as an offshoot of my interest in footbag.
  • Major achievements?
    • I hold 4 world titles, 3 national titles, 20 regional titles, 4 state titles, Co-founder Flying Clipper Alternative Sports, Co-founder Free F.L.O.E. Footbag Club, Made over 10,000 footbags, Have done dozens of demos in schools, malls, fairs, festivals, etc. Organized 15 or so tournaments and dozens of other footbag related events.
  • The sports future?
    • Footbag on ESPN, Big sponsors!




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