Frisbee Rob

Cool Planet

Minnesota Frisbee Association

June 26, 2015 10:28 ET

Guinness World Record Holders Coming to Edina for Family Frisbee Festival

EDINA, MINNEAPOLIS--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) -

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Canadian Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod and his canine teammate Davy Whippet will be in Edina June 27-28 for the Minnesota Overall Flying Disc Championships and the Edina Family Frisbee Festival. Both events are hosted by Cool Planet and the Minnesota Frisbee Association - celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, which makes it the oldest Frisbee organization in the world. This is the 7th year for the Family Frisbee Festival.

Rob and Davy hold two Guinness World Records together (Rob has another 4 on his own) and they are best known for being the first team to have a throw and catch over 400 feet. This happened in 2012 when Rob threw a disc 402 feet and Davy caught it, breaking a record that had stood for 18 years. You can see a video of Rob and Davy's record here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCeBkn7hjbM.

Last year, Rob competed in his first Minnesota Overall Championship and along with briefly breaking the state distance record when he became the first person to throw a disc over 600 feet in Minnesota, he also broke the Minnesota MTA record when he threw a Frisbee into the air and caught it 14.53 seconds later. You can see a video of the Minnesota MTA record here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBorFhNSJ-Q.

You can find out more about the competition and the Frisbee festival by visiting Cool Planet's website at http://coolplanetmn.org/2015-minnesota-overall-flying-disc-championship.

Rob is a full time motivational speaker and competitive athlete and along with his 6 Guinness World Records, he also has 8 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record. The competition runs all weekend but on Saturday, which is the main day of events along with the Frisbee festival, all of the action will be going on at Highlands Park in Edina (5200 Doncaster Way).

Contact Information

You can contact Rob via phone at 403-618-2946 or email at rob@frisbeerob.com. Rob will be available all day Saturday to answer questions, do interviews and do some demos for any interested news stations, along with Davy Whippet.

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To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link:

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