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MARK LICATA

Inducted: 2017 - Contributor

Hometown: Ashland, Va.

Born: Aug. 20, 1960
  

 

 


In his long career of service to the community and sport of ultimate, Mark has made many contributions, all in volunteer roles. He has served as a Sectional Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, Tournament Director, UPA Managing Director, Director of Competition, and Board of Directors member. However, Mark’s greatest contribution was as the Disc Standards tsar. With his engineering background, Mark was able to bring a scientific approach to the ultimate community in understanding how the plastic they played with affected the disc, such a crucial item for the sport. It was his work that demonstrated the reason for the deterioration in the Wham-O discs that led to the decision for the UPA to adopt the Discraft UltraStar in 1991 as the official disc. He served as the UPA/USAU Disc Standards Chairperson from 1994-2011 and developed the standards in the late 1990s to ensure that discs from other manufacturers could be tested properly to see if they met the standards for use by the ultimate community. He remained active in ultimate until his untimely death in May 2014. 

 


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Playing Career

  • Carnegie-Mellon Ultimate 1986-1990 (UPA Nationals Qualifier)

  • Pittsburgh Ultimate Captain 1986-1989

  • Santa Barbara Condors 1990-1992 (UPA National Qualifiers)

  • Santa Barbara Beyondors 1993 (Masters UPA National Champions)

  • Mr. Yuk Captain 1997 (April Fools Champion)

 

 

 

Contributions and Service

  • Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society - Co-Founder (member #2) 1995-1999

  • UPA PA/DE Sectional Coordinator 1986-1990

  • UPA Nationals 1989 - "Mall" Site coordinator

  • UPA Managing Director 1991

  • UPA Director of Competition 1992-1993

  • UPA Board of Directors 1991-1993

  • UPA SoCal Sectional Coordinator 1991

  • UPA Disc Standards Chairperson 1994-2011

  • UPA NC Coed Sectional Coordinator 1999

  • UPA Mid Atlantic Coed Regional Coordinator 2000-2002

  • Greater Richmond Ultimate League TD 2002-2004

  • Virginia State HS Championship TD 2006

  • St. Christopher’s School Ultimate Coach - 2006 - Present

  • Various other TD positions - too many to list

 

 

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