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The Winningest Players of the 2010s


JohnE McCray pulled down 101 victories in the last 10 years. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

During a decade that saw disc golf’s continued growth and exposure to mainstream audiences, we saw, read, and heard plenty about players like Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Catrina Allen, and Ricky Wysocki -- but none of those champions top the list of most wins in the decade. Not even a Disc Golf Hall of Fame member like Elaine King could claim that mantle, nor could a regional stalwart like Brian Schweberger or his North Carolina cohort Barry Schultz.

Instead, the winningest player of the 2010s is none other than 62-year-old Fred Needham of Houston, Texas.

Needham played an astounding 371 tournaments beginning in 2011, and emerged victorious in 222 of them, gobbling up wins across 10 divisions in the last 10 years. 

It’s players like Needham who embody disc golf and what it has grown into for so many people: a passion. We’re happy to have him at the top of this esteemed list. Keep reading for the players who earned the most money on the course this decade, too.

Most Wins from 2010-2019

Name PDGA Number Wins Divisions
Fred Needham 46326 222 10
Brian Schweberger 12989 179 3
Catrina Allen 44184 158 2
Denise Gentry 54867 149 10
Mike Moser 5557 133 3
Barry Schultz 6840 125 3
Paige Pierce 29190 122 2
Barrett White 16737 122 7
Chris Dickerson 62467 118 2
Elaine King 3090 115 6
Paul McBeth 27523 108 1
Ricky Wysocki 38008 107 2
Joe Rovere 30306 105 3
Bradley Williams 31644 104 1
Steve Boylan 6542 102 4
Johne McCray 9852 101 3
Brad Schick 7992 101 3
Jean-Louis Taghe 8398 100 4
Matt Dollar 26045 100 1
Michael Johansen 20300 98 2
Charles Chung 38293 95 9
Raul Albarez 44644 94 8
Patrick Brown 25713 94 4
Frank Gualtieri 41906 92 7
Melissa Martin 30499 88 2
Nikko Locastro 11534 87 1
Ville Piippo 27555 87 3
Cale Leiviska 24341 86 1
Tyler Horne 16058 84 1
Josh Childs 13007 82 2
Geoffrey Hungerford 688 81 7
Manabu Kajiyama 8139 80 1
Scott Withers 38464 80 1
Paul Ulibarri 27171 79 1
Debbie Scott 43896 79 6
Paul Francz 3289 78 3
Jennifer Allen 15354 77 1
Sarah Hokom 34563 76 1
Jay "Yeti" Reading 15864 76 3
J.D. Ramirez 19857 75 3
Vilma Kivimäki 79709 73 3
Mark Hauser 13459 73 10
Mike Anderson 21704 72 6
Eveline Nagtegaal 8747 72 4
Emerson Keith 47472 70 4
Tim Barham 53332 70 3
Kevin McCoy 9453 70 4
Paige Shue 33833 70 3
Steven Rico 4666 69 2
Katka Bodová 61990 69 2
Doug Werner 26002 69 5
Vinnie Miller 5521 69 6
Steve Simmons 19234 69 7
Eric Rainey 41947 69 8
Ming Vang 40532 69 3

Top MPO Money Earners, 2010-2019

Name PDGA Number Decade Earnings
Paul McBeth 27523 $453,849.59
Ricky Wysocki 38008 $395,317.76
Nikko Locastro 11534 $249,212.09
Paul Ulibarri 27171 $245,291.90
Will Schusterick 29064 $219,029.13
David Feldberg 12626 $200,381.97
Jeremy Koling 33705 $186,904.74
Cale Leiviska 24341 $180,584.91
Nathan Doss 11794 $162,668.87
Nathan Sexton 18824 $152,269.62

Top FPO Money Earners, 2010-2019

Name PDGA Number Decade Earnings
Paige Pierce 29190 $216,469.64
Catrina Allen 44184 $190,045.70
Sarah Hokom 34563 $133,576.25
Valarie Jenkins 17495 $114,728.72
Jessica Weese 50656 $66,536.25
Lisa Fajkus 32654 $59,788.25
Elaine King 3090 $54,744.20
Des Reading 15863 $51,407.05
Paige Shue 33833 $45,701.00
Jennifer Allen 15354 $45,471.95

Comments

Very Interesting. How about a list of the top winning percentages with say a minimum of 100 events played. Would Juliana Korver top that list? Thanks. bt

Submitted by Cphil58016 on

How about not trying to pick apart these player's amazing accomplishments, and just recognize great careers, and phenomenal success?

It's obvious that the fields have grown exponentially over the past ten years. Regardless if there were 3 players or 100 players in an event....the fact remains that the great athletes emerged victorious.

I would like to congratulate each of these folks on an incredible 10 year run !!

Awesome job !!

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