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Good Times Professional Frisbee Show Poster
Ken Westerfield created a Frisbee Show called Goodtimes Professional Frisbee Show that featured Freestyle Champion Mary Kathron. This touring team performed shows at universities, fairs and professional sporting events throughout the US and Canada, with such sponsors as LaBatt Brewing Company, Air Canada, Lee Jeans, Orange Crush and many others.
This is an original 17"x 22" poster from those shows.
A little Frisbee history and back ground information of where this poster comes from.
First Frisbee Pairs Freestyle Tournament 1974
In 1974 Westerfield and Kenner teamed up with Jeff Otis event coordinator for the Canadian Nation Exhibition, To produce the Canadian Frisbee Championships. It was at this Tournament that Ken and Jim introduced an event called Frisbee Freestyle and won it.
This was the first Pairs Frisbee Freestyle Competition ever. A year later the AFDO, Rochester, New York and the 1975 World Frisbee Championships Rose Bowl Pasadena California both adopted Ken and Jim's format for their freestyle events. This event is now accepted as one of the premier events in flying disc tournaments worldwide.
Competitive Years 1974-78
Frisbee (disc) tournaments were beginning to attract excellent disc competitors from every where. What was once a top selling toy from Wham-O, was becoming a serious competitive sport. In 1975 at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships in Toronto, Westerfield set the MTA (maximum time aloft) World Record at 15 seconds, with a Super Pro Model Frisbee, crushing the old record of 11 seconds. Also in 1975 Westerfield invented a Freestyle move called the "Body Roll" then introduced it at a national tournament in Rochester, NY called The AFDO(American Flying Disc Open). The hottest move of the day was called the "Canadian Mind Blower." Westerfield would roll the Frisbee across out stretched arms and chest, to out stretched arms across the back (front to back roll). Today body rolls are an integral part of every Freestyle routine.
In 1976 Wham-O sponsored the National Series Frisbee Championships across the US and Canada, to qualify players for the World Championships held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California. In 1976-8 Westerfield won 15 first place finishes in freestyle and individual events. At a North American Series (NAS) Frisbee Tournament in Dallas Texas, Westerfield became a member of the "400 club" with a prelim sidearm throw, and won the event with a throw of 378 feet with a 119-gram World Class Model Frisbee.
Only two competitors had ever thrown over 400 feet in competition with a 119-gram Frisbee (Lightweight disc by today's standard). 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, while doing a distance throw demonstration at a National Series Event, Westerfield threw a sidearm 119-gram World Class Model Frisbee 552 feet, shattering the official world record of 412 feet. Today Westerfield still has the worlds longest sidearm throw.
This poster is a part of Frisbee history