“Three things that distinguished Cliff as an ultimate player were his advanced throwing skills, his ability to get open, and his unwavering positive attitude as a quiet leader.
Cliff had one of the best sidearms in the game and was amongst the first to use upside down passes. He could throw touch passes or long bombs with equal skill, accuracy, and consistency and had an uncanny ability to break his mark. Despite the high number of “touches”, Cliff rarely had turnovers. On the other side of the disc, Cliff was guarded by the best defenders in the game and consistently got open to contribute on offense.
He played a dominant role on one of the best teams of the late 70’s and 80’s, the Santa Barbara Condors. He then moved up to Portland in the late 80’s, bringing his skills and influence to the Donor’s and Rhino Slam’s success at Nationals. Cliff played in 17 Open Regionals, qualifying for Nationals 12 times. His teams won Nationals twice and made it to semis or finals 5 other times.
Cliff was the consummate teammate with a consistently positive influence on others. He didn’t have to be “the star” and was heavily counted on by his teammates. Cliff played intensely and all out at the highest-level while thoroughly honoring the Spirit of the Game.
Cliff has lived in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Amy Lennon, and has 2 sons and a daughter.”