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Milo McIver

Computer-generated image of the Clackamas River flowing through Riverbend Disc Golf Course at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, Oregon.

The Beaver State Fling presented by KEEN is widely known as a “can’t miss” event, each and every year. The combined beauty and difficulty of the Riverbend Disc Golf Courses housed within Milo McIver State Park is enough to pique the interest of most, but the quality of the event itself is what really sets it apart. The staff, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors all join forces to put on a tournament that is so good, in every way, that whether or not you will come back for it again the following year isn’t even a question.

Only one round of the 2016 Beaver State Fling presented by KEEN remains, and it’s shaping up to be yet another nail-biting finish on the 2016 PDGA National Tour. Coming off a tough loss on the final hole to Paul McBeth #27523 at the European Open last weekend, Ricky Wysocki #38008 moved into the lead after Round 2 and has continuously held off his opponents, despite incredible efforts and miraculous feats.

 It’s rare these days to see two rounds in one day at a PDGA National Tour event. At the Beaver State Fling presented by KEEN, no one seems to mind. After all, two rounds in one day means more time spent at Milo. A few extra hours playing disc golf at one of the most scenic and challenging courses on the planet -- who would complain about that?

One person you definitely won’t hear complaints from, Ricky Wysocki #38008. Ricky’s first round of 54 (-7) on Milo West left him in a three-way tie for 3rd, as Nate Sexton #18824 and Devan Owens #25168 both finished one stroke better at 53.

Estacada, Oregon embodies the definition of small town, America. With an area of just 2.06 square miles, a population of 3,000, and an economy almost entirely dependent on lumber, it’s hard to believe that such a small place has such an enormous role in the sport of disc golf. The reason is short and simple – Milo.

The finale of the Beaver State Fling was yesterday at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, OR, just outside of Portland.  Mother Nature was cooperative all weekend, as the rain that crushed the area weeks prior ceased just in time to finish over 200 hours of mowing, turning the overgrown jungle of the east and west Riverbend disc golf courses into a pristine venue, more than suitable for a weekend of National Tour golf.  Co-tournament directors Jeff Mittl and Jeff Hagerty and their amazing team of volunteers and staff once again treated the players to one of the most exciting and well-run events of the 2013 National Tour Elite Series

The Beaver State Fling has produced some of the most dramatic moments and memories throughout the entire history of the PDGA National Tour.  If you were to create a recipe for an ideal disc golf event, you would start with a venue that combines groomed fairways, fairytale woods, and the gentle splashing of a trout river to provide the soothing sound bed background.  Then you would mix in a dedicated staff of volunteers, who take their responsibilities seriously and are given the proper tools to execute a stellar operational game plan.  Finally, you would top the Frisbee feast with a generous amount of talented throwers who could provide the right mix of disc golf drama and a display of dynamic personalities to entertain the passionate le

It is time again for one of the most highly anticipated events of the season; the Beaver State Fling presented by Keen and Next Adventure.  The Stumptown Disc Golf crew and the Oregon State park system have consistently put on an outstanding event for years, and this year is no exception.  Co-tournament directors Jeff Hagerty and Jeff Mittl spare no expense when it comes to ensuring a memorable experience for all involved in the event.  The exclusive registration process of the Fling produces one of the most highly-skilled fields throughout the national tour season.  In the open division, the average player rating is right around 1000.  In the women’s division, there are 24 compe

The word that comes to mind when the 2013 Beaver State Fling presented by Keen Footwear and Next Adventure is mentioned: elite. The field of competitors, the phenominal courses, the player’s packs, the camping, and last but absolutely not least, the hospitality and professional manner of Tournament Directors Jeff Mittl and Jeff Hagerty all make this event a staple on the National Tour Elite Series presented by Vibram.

Dietrich Dances Through Rain to Fling Lead, Pierce Plays to Top in Women's Open

The 2010 Beaver State Fling began with the threatening skies making good on its promise of rain, as steady afternoon showers added to the difficulty of the already challenging Milo McIver Riverbend courses along the Clackamas in Estacada near Portland, Oregon. 

Despite the wet weather, Christian Dietrich
duplicated his first round score of 53 during the afternoon session to claim the top spot on the leadercard after Friday's session.  His 1058-rated second round was tops of the day, and it was matched by Josh Anthon who is one throw off the pace with a combined 13-under par.