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Meet the Players

Joe Zenas

aka

The Commish

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2014
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: Convincing others to devote their life to this game sport and making Trophies for others to win.
Best Tourney Finishes: 2017 California Kubb State Champion; 3rd Place 2018 West Coast Kubb Championship
Past Teams: Kalifornia Kubbers, ManKubb, Cali-gan Kubb, Easy Ed’s Variety Hour Kubb

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): Watching the West Coast Kubb Championships grow into the premier regional tournament and community building event. Epic moment in 2019 with players from 7 states and the finals at the “Championship Grounds” at the Zenas Residence.

John Pettersson

aka

JP The Taller

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: Inventing fake Kubb history; Self-loathing
Best Tourney Finishes: 1st Place – 2021 West Coast Kubb Championships; 1st Place – 2018 California Kubb Championships; T5 – 2018 US National Championships; T9 – 2017 & 2019 US National Championships
Past Teams: Sporting Wood, Kubbix Rubes, Kalifornia Kubbers, Poplar Mechanics, Lazer Boyz, Beverly Drillbillies

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): 8:30 AM, July 9, 2016. The first time arriving at the Eau Claire Soccer Park and seeing the hundreds of other friendly, kindred spirits who had come to the National Championships to play this great game.

Julian Petrillo

aka

JP The Elder

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: Motivating teammates by annoying them; Playing best games in non-clutch situations
Best Tourney Finishes: 1st Place – 2018 California Kubb Championships; 2nd place WCKC 2018; 3rd place WCKC 2016; 3rd place North American Virtual 2v2 2021; T5 – 2018 US National Championships; T9 – 2017 & 2019 US National Championships
Past Teams: Lumber Liquidators, Poplar Mechanics, Poplar Science, Elevator Pitch, Kalifornia Kubbers, Beverly Drillbillies

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): 2017 Nationals – Finding the Mallard lakeside bar on a float boat trip, Playing a match with the boys and random 70-year old grannies who couldn’t stop flirting with Wayne. Jumping off a bridge into the cool lake water on the way home.

Kris Johnson

aka

Frankie, The

Ball Machine,

Kubbenstein

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: Missing the king; Sarcasm; An occasional 8M
Best Tourney Finishes: 1st Place 2017 California Kubb State Championship; 1st Place 2017 West Coast Kubb Championship Silver Bracket; 2nd Place 2018 US Kubb Nationals Bronze Bracket
Past Teams: KubbLA, Free Form Kubb Odyssey, Easy Ed’s Variety Hour Kubb, Sadistic Perception LA

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): Playing Hair Metal on Touch Tunes at The Mallard lakeside bar; NDK – kNocking Down Kubbs!

Marshall Dostal

aka

The Kid /

Bub Rub

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Left
Specialties: Underperforming
Best Tourney Finishes: 1st Place 2021 West Coast Kubb Championship; 1st Place 2017 & 2018 California Kubb State Championship; 2nd Place 2018 US Kubb Nationals Bronze Bracket; 3rd Place 2021 Virtual 2X2 Winter Kubb Tournament; 1st Place 2015-2021 Kicking Wayne’s Ass Invitational
Past Teams: KubbLA, Kaliforia Kubbers, Free Form Kubb Odyssey, Kubbie Brothers, Kubix Rubes, Kubb Job (assistant king toss coach)

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): 2017 California State Championships in San Francisco was amazing (first tournament LA Kubb won and felt like we had just taken Olympic Gold); Any time I am on the pitch with my buddies is a gift.

Rich Fineza

aka

Mr. Versatility

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: See nickname; Humility
Best Tourney Finishes: 2nd Place 2021 West Coast Kubb Championship; 2nd Place 2018 US Kubb Nationals Bronze Bracket
Past Teams: Nice Kubb, KubbLA, Fine eRUPPtion, Twins, Free Form Kubb Odyssey

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): Taking a pontoon on Lake Wissota and going to the Mallard for some pre-Natty friendlies; Late night matches on the Zenas and Busick pitches for $$!!

Wayne Busick

aka

One-Eyed Willie

Resides: South Pasadena
First Baton Thrown: 2015
LAKC Member since: 2015
Throwing Hand: Right
Specialties: Inciting riots; Losing tons of $$ on Kubb
Best Tourney Finishes: 2nd place WCKC 2021; 3rd place WCKC 2018; T5 – 2018 US National Championships; T9 – 2017 & 2019 US National Championships
Past Teams: Busick Bombers, King Busick, Dee Dee’s Destructors, Kalifornia Kubbers, Twins, Beverly Drillbillies

Favorite Kubb Moment(s): I can’t remember anything past a day