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The Big Rip Classic's continued success is primarily due to the team that supports this event. Staff members sacrifice long hours, time off work, and their ability to play in the tournament to help make this event special.

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Michel Munn

Tournament Director

Michel has been the Tournament Director of the Big Rip Classic since its inaugural year in 2016. He has also served as the Director of Operations for the Ledgestone Open since 2017, PDGA Pro Worlds in 2019, and PDGA Junior/Master Worlds in 2022. Michel served as the President of the local Hattiesburg Disc Golf Association, served on the Board of Directors for the Southern National Disc Golf Series, and is the current PDGA State Coordinator for Mississippi. 

2023 Big Rip Staff

Chad Roderick - Eagles Landing Course Director
Derek Trahan - Eagles Nest Course Director
Daymon Parker - Desert Fox Course Director
Jeffrey Garner - Arctic Fox Course Director
Wade Broome - Assistant Course Director
Josh Haralson - Assistant Course Director
Steven Gary - Assistant Course Director
David Moore - Assistant Course Director
Wade Bouchard - Pro Shop Manager
Jamie Kemp - Ledgestone Rep
David Shepherd - Lead Spotter
Coop - Course Starter
Michael Clifton - LBC Master Volunteer



The Big Rip Classic is also supported by a long list of local volunteers who participate in course improvements and maintenance, spotting, crowd control, and other activities to help make the event successful.

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