Ledgestone Insurance Open: History

In 2011 Nate Heinold had the crazy idea to run a tournament and have it be called the Ledgestone Insurance Open to promote his growing insurance business. After playing tournaments that summer he realized that he could run a tournament with a small budget and get sponsors on board to give players a great event. The thought came in June and in August of 2011 the tournament came to fruition. Because he had never run a tournament before he decided to make it a non-sanctioned event. The tournament was full ten days before the event and drew 105 people. The event's first year was played at Northwood Park on a 21 hole layout. Al Hermosillo shattered the course record in the first round and the course was subsequently redesigned in 2012. With the success of this tournament Nate decided to go "all in" for 2012 and run a series of events, part of the Ledgestone Insurance Series.

He ran a few more events in the fall of 2011 to begin raising money for the 2012 Series. Throughout 2012 he ran many events throughout the series, culminating with the 2012 Ledgestone Insurance Open. That year's event not only was a large A Tier but was the Series Finale, as players in all divisions won prizes for playing well throughout the year. The year was very exhausting, as Nate also traveled to Charlotte for the World Championship in addition to helping run more than 12 events.

Nate spent the next 6 months doing his real job instead of disc golf and rejuvenated himself in time to prepare for the 2013 A Tier. The 2013 event was a huge success and once again had spectacular weather. 2014 further increased the payout and number of players, and then 2015 was a monster year. The 2015 edition will forever go down as a turning point in the history of the sport, as the event had the largest pro purse in the history of the sport and was a National Tour stop. Big things are coming for 2018 and beyond. Its a great time to be involved in Peoria disc golf.

Historial Results

2018 Results

  • MPO Winner: Nate Sexton
  • FPO Winner: Jessica Weese
  • Pro Purse $102,068
  • Tournament Dates: August 9th - 12th
  • Total Players: 968
  • Results / Schedule / Staff / Sponsors

2017 Results

  • MPO Winner: Josh Anthon
  • FPO Winner: Valarie Jenkins
  • Pro Purse $91,588
  • Tournament Dates: August 3rd - 6th
  • Total Players: 914
  • Results / Schedule / Staff / Sponsors

2016 Results

2015 Results

  • MPO Winner: Simon Lizotte
  • FPO Winner: Catrina Allen
  • Pro Purse $117,453
  • Tournament Dates: August 21st - 23rd
  • Total Players: 694
  • Results / Schedule / Flymart / Staff / Sponsors

2014 Results

  • MPO Winner: Nikko Locastro
  • FPO Winner: Catrina Allen
  • Pro Purse $18,965
  • Tournament Dates: September 12th - 14th
  • Total Players: 222
  • Results / Schedule / Flymart / Sponsors

2013 Results

  • MPO Winner: Devan Owens
  • FPO Winner: Catrina Allen
  • Pro Purse $14,820
  • Tournament Dates: September 6th - 7th
  • Total Players: 142
  • Results

2012 Results

  • MPO Winner: Nikko Locastro
  • FPO Winner: Sarah Hokom
  • Pro Purse $15,123
  • Tournament Dates: Septermber 14 - 15
  • Total Players: 191
  • Results

2011 Results

  • Winner: Al Hermosillo
  • Pro Purse $2,445
  • Tournament Dates: August 20th
  • Total Players: 105
  • Results

2019 Champions

Paige Pierce
Paul McBeth


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Recently Published

Jun 23 2019

2019 Final Payout Announcement

Here are the final payouts for the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft. Amateur and professional payouts will be available Sunday at Lake Eureka Park in Eureka, Illinois. We hope you are enjoying your experience in Central Illinois!

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Apr 23 2019

Ten Questions Series – Catrina Allen

Next up in our ten questions series is Catrina Allen. Catrina is a former World Champion and is a 4 time Ledgestone Champion. We appreciate her support and her willingness to answer some questions for us!

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Mar 18 2019

Ten Questions Series – Cale Leiviska

Next up in our ten questions series is Cale Leiviska, 2016 Ledgestone Runner-up. Cale was gracious enough to answer some questions on what he’s been up to and all things Ledgestone.

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Mar 14 2019

Ten Questions Series – Ricky Wysocki

Next up in our ten questions series is Ricky Wysocki, two time World Champion. Ricky was gracious enough to answer some questions regarding his switch to Innova Champion Discs and his thoughts on all things Ledgestone.

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Highlights


Previous Champions

2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese

2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins

2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth

2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte

2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro

2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens

2012: Nikko Locastro, Sarah Hokom

2011: Al Hermosillo


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