Core Team 2024

Year Established: 2015

In 2015, Celestial Discs introduced Team Celestial Discs to enhance our presence in retail and support the expansion of disc golf. While there have been times when we did not actively maintain a team, dedicated members remained steadfast through various challenges, embodying an integral, core part of Celestial Discs. When we resurrected the team and welcomed new players, we marked the occasion with a Phoenix-themed disc, symbolizing renewal.

In 2023, with the introduction of Team Celestial Rising Stars, we rebranded the existing team, integrating more fresh faces into the fold and renaming it the Team Celestial Core Team. Over the years, our focus has been cultivating a diverse and inclusive Core Team, encompassing individuals of all ages, skill levels, geographic regions, and representing multiple manufacturers. We've fostered a close-knit disc golf community dedicated to advancing the sport.

We value contributions on and off the disc golf course, actively seeking individuals who positively impact their communities while sharing our passion for disc golf and positively serving others. Our Team Celestial Core Team is comprised of educators, veterans, entrepreneurs, students, musicians, other professionals, and even a former major league baseball player.
Our team is more than just a team; it is a family that is growing and learning to work together and support one another with many exciting new opportunities on the horizon.

  • Britney Espinoza #57574

    Captain

    Out of Texas

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy X5

    Prodigy H7

    Prodigy Fx3

    Britney is also a member of Team Prodigy.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "My Ace at the 2014 World Championship in Portland, OR. I tied for the longest ace of the week with Matt Orum.

    Also, another memorable moment was my very First Ace EVER! It was a tournament Ace while 9 months pregnant. 10days before welcoming our first child!"

  • Brandon Redmond #47316

    Co-Captain

    Out of Michigan

    Social Media:

    Youtube

    Facebook

    TikTok

    Instagram

    Favorite Discs:

    Lat 64 Mercy

    Lat 64 Core

    Lat 64 Grace

    Brandon is also a member of Team Latitude 64.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "My favorite moment happened back in 2012. It was December 31st, my birthday. I had woken up an email from Latitude64 from Svante Erikson informing me that I had been one of five players chosen to represent the company as a regional team member. Here I am now 12 years later still proud to be wearing them on my back."

  • Kelsey Hand #156326

    Assistant Captain

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    TikTok

    Out of Iowa

    Favorite Discs:

    DD Captain

    DD Escape

    DD Justice

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Getting first place for the first time in an A-tier tournament on my home courses."

  • Harper Thompson #60259

    Out of Tennessee

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy Fx-4

    Prodigy Pa3

    Prodigy A3

    Harper is also a member of Team Prodigy.

  • Ben Van Dusen #27905

    Out of Iowa

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Gator

    Innova Destroyer

    Innova Teebird

    Ben is also a member of Team Innova.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "The 2023 Tim Selinske was a magical tournament for me. Getting to see friends from across the country, have my dad’s caddy for me, and playing again in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a tournament full of memories that I will always cherish."

  • Will Parris #144561

    Out of Tennessee

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Youtube

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy Falcor

    Prodigy M4

    Prodigy A5

    Will is also a member of Team Prodigy.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Placing top 4 at am worlds or going to both the 2022 and 23 usdgc"

  • Don Newhauser #68850

    Out of Florida

    Favorite Discs:

    Lat 64 Bolt

    DD Renegade

    Lat 64 Fuse

    Don is a former major league pitcher who pitched for the Red Sox.

  • Richard Reister aka Caddyman PDGCA #001

    Out of Hawaii

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Discraft Zeus

    Discraft Hades

    Innova Leopard

    Richard is also the CMO/Co-Founder of the Professional Disc Golf Caddies Association.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Caddying Ragna Bydge to 3rd place finish in Worlds 2024"

  • Reid Olgin #174210

    Out of Oregon

    Social Media:

    Instagram

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy Pa3

    Prodigy Fx2

    Prodigy D1

    Reid is also a member of Team Prodigy.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "I won the Winter Time Open back to back years"

  • Tyler Isbell #105569

    Out of Minnesota

    Social Media:

    TikTok

    Instagram

    Favorite Discs:

    Discraft Zone

    Discraft Zeus

    Discraft Raptor

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "General disc golf moment, how can it not be the “Holy Shot” ? Seeing that coverage and watching the live scoring seeing James dig his feet in the dirt with Paul right there was incredible.

    Personal disc golf moment, maybe my first win? I won my first event in the rain and crazy wind of Emporia. Ended up cancelling half of the second round and we had to “seek shelter” at the retail store. I was tied with 2 other guys that I felt I didn’t stand a chance against. We had a play off “long putt” to break the tie. 60 footer, drained it and the other two did not and I had my first career win!"

  • Eric Mullaly #70996

    Out of Iowa

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy F3

    Prodigy Pa5

    Prodigy Fx2

    Eric is the team owner of Celestial Discs and a member of Team Prodigy.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "My biggest win! It came from a tournament we ran and I played in at Tom Pearce in Grants Pass, Oregon. It was our largest tournament we ever hosted, capped at 90 people. I was in the largest division for the tourney which was MA2. I didn't have the greatest round the first round and was on the chase card for the second round. After throwing a stellar round 2, I was in a 3 way tie for first. Ended up taking the win in OT holes, took 2 holes to secure it."

  • Matt Greinert #132157

    Out of Iowa

    Favorite Discs:

    Discmania Instinct

    Innova Destroyer

    Innova Firebird

  • Kirk Ovitt #121587

    Out of Minnesota

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Lat 64 Grace

    Westside Underworld

    Lat 64 Pure

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Just out playing!!"

  • Benjamin Moeller #198131

    Out of Minnesota

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Lone Star Armadillo

    Discraft Stalker

    Prodigy M4

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Winning my second ma2 tournament"

  • Larry White #93417

    Out of Oregon

    Favorite Discs:

    Westside Harp

    Westside Bear

    Westside Sword

  • Anthony Spriggs #208975

    Out of South Dakota

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    DD Trespass

    DD Escape

    Axiom Tempo

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "I was still very new to disc golf in 2022 I was on my first disc golf team and had a camping trip to Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to compete in a NADGT event. The best part of the weekend was that my daughter was playing FJ12 and earned an invite to NADGT Nationals! We even got to be on the same card together both rounds as the TD appreciated all juniors playing and allowed them to play with their parents. It was an epic battle against mother nature all tournament, wind speeds were very high and gusting beyond belief. My daughter Evelyn never quit, never surrenderedand, learned so much that day."

  • Jarrett Fargher #186410

    Out of Illinois

    Favorite Discs:

    Discraft Buzzz

    Discraft Zone

    Innova Wraith

  • Marx Ramirez #51747

    Out of Oregon

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Viper

    DGA Squal

    Innova Tern

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Winning my first Dexter Eugene Celebration 🤙🏽"

  • Terry Fraser #73847

    Out of Minnesota

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Lat 64 XXX

    Prodigy P model S

    DD Justice

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Helping build and maintain one of the best free to play disc golf complexes in Minnesota."

  • Taylor Lupton #53427

    Out of Minnesota

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Groove

    Anything from Franklin Discs

    Quest AT Raging Inferno

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "My win at smutty bear in 2022 was terrible winds and rain was the only player to shoot under par for the whole tournament "

  • Trevor Snyder #102057

    Out of Oregon

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova TL3

    Innova Valkyrie

    Thought Space Praxis

  • Kristi Moon aka Kristi Lewis #159507

    Out of California

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    AGL Douglas Fir

    AGL Redwood

    AGL Acacia

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Winning the 2023 Santa Cruz Masters Cup and being invited to play with the pros the next weekend. My first round card mates were Juliana Korver and Catrina Allen. I also got to meet Amy Lewis, Sai Ananda and Ohn Scoggins!"

  • Daniel Espinoza #57572

    Out of Texas

    Social Media:

    Facebook

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Destroyer

    Innova Firebird

    Prodigy Pa3

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Being from Oregon, the BSF was one of my favorite events to play. My wife and I always play this event together, however in 2019 she was pregnant and couldn't compete so we decided to make it a family trip and bring our Son (age 6 at the time) so he could meet Ricky Wysocki for the first time. (This was a dream for him)"

  • Jon Youngbar #70055

    Out of Oregon

    Favorite Discs:

    DD Felon

    AGL Magnolia

    Discraft Kratos

  • Tawd Pawloski #96633

    Out of Oregon

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Shryke

    Innova Mako3

    Innova Dart

  • Melanie SanLopez aka Melanie SanFilippo #65685

    Out of Iowa

    Favorite Discs:

    Innova Shryke

    Discraft Hades

    Axiom Envy

  • Nick Wolter #94819

    Out of Oregon

    Social Media:

    Instagram

    Favorite Discs:

    Prodigy Pa3

    Discraft Buzzz

    Discraft Cicada

    Nick is also a member of Team Prodigy.

    Favorite Disc Golf Moment:

    "Winning the nui a tier last year. Got the water tank dump and everything."