Mission of Limber Lift

To prop up individuals in our Calgary and surrounding area disc golf community. To see them succeed in person growth and in growing the sport.

Limber lift Tiers

Meet Our 2024 Pinecones

Lisa Yungwirth

Female Pinecone

She is a FA competitor in Calgary, Alberta. Lisa will be starting her tournament season in Lethbridge at the Spring Runoff + WGE event.

Lisa started her disc golf journey playing pop-up and permanent courses with an ultimate disc and played in her first tournament in the summer of 2021.

She enjoys throwing her Discraft Banger GT with its unique groove top whether she is playing at Lloyd Park (Calgary) or Happyland Park (Winnipeg). She also has one proudly displayed that was dyed for her by a friend.

Outside of disc golf, Lisa enjoys exploring the breathtaking Alberta scenery while camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.

After another strong showing during both tournaments and leagues in 2023, Lisa's goal is to focus on decision-making during her rounds. We can't wait to celebrate her successes this season.

Lisa was ecstatic to be nominated as a Pinecone for the 2024 season and considers it one of the highlights of her disc golf journey. She is a true ambassador of the sport and a valued member of the Calgary disc golf community.

Melissa Bright

Female Pinecone

She is a FA competitor in Calgary, Alberta. Melissa is also sponsored by RPM Discs New Zealand.

Melissa started disc golfing in 2020 and since then has been a member of the CDGC board, hosted events, and volunteered on countless projects to promote the growth of the sport. She was also a key member of the team that designed and installed the Big Marlborough course, the first known course in Canada created by female volunteers.

Throughout her travels, Melissa has been able to experience some amazing courses including Farragut State Park (Idaho) and McLarens Falls (New Zealand). In Calgary, she can be found at courses like WJ Homestead, DRM, and Baker Park enjoying a round with her friends.

When Melissa isn't throwing her RPM Keas all over the course, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and practicing American Sign Language... certainly not at the same time!

In 2024, Melissa wants to remain consistent during both her casual and competitive rounds but is grateful for the friendships formed that extend beyond the course.

Erik Fast

Alberta Pinecone

He is an MPO competitor and tournament director in Coalhurst, Alberta. Erik will start his tournament season at the Pot O' Gold on April 13 and is hosting the Coalhurst Miner's Park tournament on April 20.

Erik started disc golfing in the summer of 2016 and continues to perfect his craft by spending time practicing at courses near Lethbridge and surrounding area.

One disc that Erik never leaves home without is his Streamline Drift, which he uses to navigate tight lines—a must when playing his favorite course, Milo McIver in Oregon. 

Outside of disc golf, Erik is a proud dad and an avid music lover who also enjoys singing and producing music. We hope to see Erik perform at an open mic night at Limber soon.

Erik's favorite disc golf memory was taking a leap of faith and joining a fellow disc golfer on a trip to Medellín, Colombia, to play disc golf while experiencing the culture and community of South America. Erik continues to volunteer and is a well-known spotter on hole 6 of Aspen Meadows East during Falcon's Flight each year.

This year, Erik's goal is to make the Coalhurst Miner's Park and Rumble in the Jungle tournaments memorable for all who attend. We can't wait to see what he has planned and look forward to celebrating the success of these events.

Jeremy Power

Alberta Pinecone

Jeremy is a MA40 competitor in St. Albert, Alberta. Jeremy has started his 2024 season with a top 10 finish at the Tundra Toss hosted by the EDGA.

Jeremy started disc golfing in September 2021 with an Aerobie Super Disc, but now you can often find him playing at Niska Paskwahk with his favorite disc, an Axiom Lizottle Hex.

Outside of playing disc golf, Jeremy can be found on the volleyball court, playing board games with friends and family, and sharing his passion for disc golf by co-hosting the Chain Out Podcast. Be sure to follow the podcast!

Jeremy had two highlights from the 2023 season: snagging an ace on hole 1 at Langholm and getting to watch Thomas Gilbert play at Rose Hill, Jeremy's favorite course, during the TCO in Kamloops.

This year, Jeremy wants to build up the Edmonton disc golf community and help the EDGA hit their 2024 goal of 500 members by interacting with and encouraging new disc golfers and continuing to put out positive content with the podcast.

Luke Gleadall

Lodgepole Pinecone

Luke is a MA3 competitor in Calgary, Alberta. He is starting his tournament season in Austin, Texas, on March 19 and he has already signed up for multiple local events.

Luke started playing in March 2021, and with its proximity to the Bow River and the casual vibes known by those who have played there, Baker Park has quickly become a favorite. 

Whether Luke is traveling to volunteer at a DGPT event, cheering on his favorite professionals, or traveling to England to cheer on his favorite football club, Sheffield Wednesday, he doesn't forget to pack his Infinite Centurion.

In 2023, Luke volunteered during the MVP Open, which fell on his birthday. It is only fitting that his favorite disc golf memory is that Steve Dodge and the other volunteers sang him "Happy Birthday" and gave him a cupcake to celebrate.

Luke has been a driving force in the Calgary disc golf community, and his selfless approach to everything he does embodies the spirit of the Limber Lift program.

This season, he is looking forward to playing more, improving along the way, and enjoying his disc golf journey.

Joshua Kiist

Jack Pinecone

Joshua is an MPO competitor in Foothills, Alberta. He started his season at the Memorial Championship in Arizona. He is sponsored by Upper Park Disc Golf and is a member of the inaugural Kastaplast Mint team.

Even though he only started playing in October 2020, Joshua has already competed in 36 events with many already on his 2024 tournament schedule.

Among friends, Joshua is known for his prowess throwing his Berg and Berg X with pinpoint accuracy, a necessity for his favorite course in Alberta, Aspen Meadows East. 

Away from the course, Joshua is an avid photographer and a competitive curler. These other interests are reflected in his attention to detail and confidence in precise and highly technical shots while playing.

He participated in his first Canadian Nationals last year and was able to finish in the money. This was one of his goals last year and it was a great moment to celebrate. His Kastaplast Krut was a workhorse at a significantly lower elevation than he usually plays at.

Be sure to follow ParkedPro to keep up with coverage of 2024 CDGT stops and to watch Joshua in action. We are excited to cheer him on this season.

Jon Pease

Jack Pinecone

Jon is an MP50 competitor in Calgary, Alberta. He is currently scheduled to start his tournament season at the Fernie Tourney in May. 

Jon first played disc golf in Farragut, Idaho in 2015 but didn't play his second round until 2017 at Baker Park. He is actively involved in the Calgary glow community and can be found hosting glow at Baker, his favorite course, every Wednesday and Friday night. 

Jon is still searching for the perfect disc, but as a tattoo artist, it isn't surprising that he has an impressive collection of discs with mesmerizing stamps, the focal point being the Nate Sexton Firebird. 

Outside of disc golf, he spends his time fly fishing, quoting movie lines, and learning more about quantum physics. 

Jon has shared his pride in watching his son and inaugural 2023 Pinecone, Jackson, playing disc golf and taking an active role in the community. He looks forward to playing more tournaments with him and staying healthy in 2024. 

Kai Sotnikow

Sprout Pinecone

Kai is an MA1 competitor in Calgary, Alberta. He is currently scheduled to start his tournament season at Spring Runoff in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Kai started playing disc golf in 2018 after some friends, who also played ultimate, moved to France and let him use their bag of discs. He has played in 31 tournaments since 2021 and has collected 10 wins.

Kai relies on his trusty Innova Pig and can throw it in almost any situation, including a great roller to get out of the trees during the 2023 Falcon's Flight. He finished second during that event and enjoys playing the Aspen Meadows courses whenever he can.

When off the course, Kai challenges his mental and physical self by playing chess and working out. He shares his creativity while bladesmithing and has made several knives to date.

Kai fondly remembers his first ace and the first time he threw a disc over 550 feet. This season he is looking forward to having fun on the course while working hard to push his rating over 950.