July Update 2016
“Rocky Carson wins BACK TO BACK Championships…WOR and Worlds”
“Paola Longoria wins 6th World Championship and getting ready for Rio, Brazil”
“Wayne Antone training for the Junior World Championships”
“Jordan Cooperrider training for the Junior World Championships”
“Mitchell Turner invited to the Junior National Team Training Camp”
“WINNERS DO WHAT LOSERS WON’T” by Unknown
My “Adult Championship Racquetball Team” led by Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria won BIG this month!
Rocky Carson won back to back championships within 2 weeks of each other…one outdoor championship and one indoor championship. He won the World Outdoor Championships (WOR) in Huntington Beach, CA, July 10th, then 2 weeks later in Cali, Columbia he won the World Championships, July 23rd.
Rocky continued his dominance of the outdoor racquetball game with yet another World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championship. Rocky’s win in the top singles division was his 12th overall WOR singles championship for his career. In addition to the singles title, Rocky won the men’s doubles division in Huntington Beach. The doubles title is Rocky’s fourth of his WOR career.
Rocky captured his 5th consecutive IRF World Championship in the Men’s Singles division beating Moscone from Bolivia in the semi-finals in a tiebreaker and Daniel De Larossa from Mexico in the finals in a tiebreaker. Rocky’s performance helped pace the United States Men’s Team to a gold medal in the team completion. Rocky has now won 16 individual medals while competing for the United States in global competitions. Eight of those medals are gold, including one from last year’s Pan
American Games in Toronto.
Rocky is now finally going to enjoy the summer for a few weeks before he starts getting ready for the 2016-2017 season on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Rocky won three professional tournaments en-route to a No. 2 finish in the 2015-2016 season long rankings race. Rocky has not finished a professional season outside the Top 5 ranked players in the world in more than a decade.
Paola Longoria won the Women’s Singles and finished second in the Women’s
Doubles divisions at the World Championships in Cali, Columbia July 23rd. Paola’s performances led Mexico to victories in the Women’s Singles and Overall Team completions. The Women’s Singles title is Paola’s fourth consecutive World Championship Gold Medal, six overall. She now has a combined 24 individual and team medals in international play.
No rest for Paola as she is heading to The Summer Olympics in Rio to be a Sports Announcer for Claro Sports and will be aired every morning during the Summer Olympics.
Upon her return at the end of August she will start getting ready for the 2016-2017 season on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). Paola finished the No. 1 ranked professional player in the world for 2015-2016, and she has not lost a match in more than a year and holds 70 career professional titles.
My “Junior Championship Racquetball Team” is now training hard for the Fall tournament season as well as the Junior World Championships in San Luis Potosi, MX in November.
Wayne Antone is the current Boy’s 18 National Champion and is coming down to train with me, Rocky Carson and Jason Mannino in my Elite Training Camp in So. CA next week. He will then head to the Junior National Team Training Camp at the USOC to train with the Junior National Team en-route to getting ready for the Junior World Championships in November.
Jordan Cooperrider, is the current Girls 18 National Champion in Singles and Doubles and is coming down to train with me, Rocky Carson and Jason Mannino in my Elite Training Camp in So. CA next week. She will then head to the Junior National Team Training Camp at the USOC to train with the Junior National Team en-route to getting ready for the Junior World Championships in November.
Jr. National Championships.
Mitchell Turner is coming down to train with me, Rocky Carson and Jason Mannino in my Elite Training Camp in So. CA to get ready for the 2016-2017. He will then head to the Junior National Team Training Camp at the USOC to train with the Junior national team.
Enjoy your journey to your “championship game,” like my “championship team.”
**All IRT Tier 1 and Grand Slam events are streamed live on the IRT Network.
***All LPRT Tier 1 and Grand Slams are streamed on Livestream.com.