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Footbag Hall of Fame: 2002 Inductees

40. Chris Ott

Chris Ott
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
    • I was living in Palo Alto, California in 1977 when I was given my first footbag. I improved very fast and thought I was hot stuff by winning the first 2 events I entered until I went to the NHSA Championships in Portland and was humbled by the talent level. I grew that day. Footbag Net became my first sport. With lots of training and hard work, the rest is history.
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Chris is a touring member of NHSA, WFA, and IFPA since 1982. WFA tour team member in U.S.A. & Japan. 1985 WFA Open Doubles Net Champion. Over 40 Open Net titles. IFC member since 1987. WFA Pro Rep. Founded Fancy Footwork- athletic entertainment since 1984. Key tournament director/promoter in California since 1985, including Western Regionals, and Co-director of 94,95 World Championships. Director of the 2007 IFPA World Championships at Disney Wide World of Sports, Florida. Inventor of the Foot-C Net Sets. B.A.F.L. Co-founder. Current Marketing Director for IFPA. Director of the 2010 IFPA World Championships at Oakland Convention Center, California.
  • The sports future?
    • Footbag has all the potential in the world and should continue to grow well into our future. Healthy, well balanced, what is not to love about footbag.


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41. Allan Petersen

Allan Petersen
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Allan won the World Men's Overall in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. He won the Open Doubles Distance One Pass in 1991 and 1995. He is a world class competitor in all events. He began playing footbag in Denmark, and won many European titles. He became a WFA Tour Team member in Europe and in U.S. He has taught all over the world. He is a footbag designer and innovator.
  • The sports future?


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42. Maxell Smith Jr.

Maxell Smith Jr.
  • When did you see your first Footbag?
  • Your own personal comments and notes?
  • Major achievements?
    • Maxell joined the NHSA as a teenager in 1980. He was the 1981 NHSA Doubles Net Champion with John Stalberger, as well as 2nd place winner in the singles net event that same year. In 1982 he became an international Hacky Sack Tour Team Member. In 1982 he taught in over 300 schools in U.S. He went on the European tour in 1983, the Japan tour in 1984 and then went on tour in 30 states of the USA.
  • The sports future?


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