Alex Stein

International Series Director

I started playing the game of flying disc with Ashley Whippet® when I was in college at Ohio State. Over 40 years later the disc dog sport has grown to include representation throughout the United States and all over the world. I was fortunate to start the disc dog sport with my good friends Irv Lander and Eldon McIntire. Continuing the tradition of the Ashley Whippet® Invitational with Tom Wehrli and his family is a very special thing.


Tom Wehrli

Co-International Series Director

My wife Chris and I started in the sport around 1980. We have had many dogs that have played Frisbee, some great ones like Delta, Nuggets, Zazu, and Murray to name a few. Because of our passion, this sport has taken us places we would never have dreamed of before. These years have brought us many achievements like The Ashley Whippet® Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award. We now run the Ashley Whippet Invitational series along with Alex Stein. I am also the curator for the Ashley Whippet® Museum in Naperville, Illinois.


Chris Wehrli

Financial Director

I am primarily known as "Tom's wife" which is very true and I am proud to still hold that title for over 40 years!  I have competed with several dogs over the years but never had the moves and frisbee talent that Tom has!  My best frisbee dog, Zazu, passed away very suddenly in 2004 after a very short illness.  I have not competed since but have always been the numbers nerd with registration and scoring.

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Jen Gilbert

Social Media/Website Management

Nothing in my life prepared me for how much I would love the disc dog sport. The first event I attended was in Naperville, Illinois where I met people who would go on to become my extended family. Watching dogs with names like The Mighty Carolina Hurricane, The Moo and a then up and coming pit bull named Wallace leap and fly through the air to catch a disc was (and still is) the coolest thing I have ever seen. It is my pleasure to maintain the online presence for the AWI and share some of my photographs throughout the pages of this website (until you share more with us!).


Advisory board member:


John Casey

Technical Advisor:

Eric Hemmeter


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Mike Miller


European tournament series:

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Björn Tigges

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Julia Zimmerman