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July Update 2017-WOR National Championships

July 17th, 2017 Comments off

“Rocky Carson wins the WOR (World Outdoor Racquetball) National Championships in Doubles”

17 Titles since 2002…12 in Singles and 5 in Doubles…KING of Outdoor

 

CONGRATS TO Rocky Carson for winning his 5th WOR National Championship in doubles July 6-9 in Huntington Beach, CA.

Rocky Carson won the World Outdoor National Championships in Doubles held July 6-9, 2017 in Huntington Beach, CA for the 5th time (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2017).  Rocky was crowned the World Outdoor National Doubles Champion and was runner up in singles.

The WOR National Championship is the most prestigious WOR (World Outdoor Racquetball) event of the year with the most history and showcasing the top Pro’s from WOR, IRT, LPRT and the CPRT. Marina Park has the biggest courts in outdoor racquetball. 

Rocky is now finally going to enjoy the summer for a few weeks before he starts getting ready for the 2017-2018 season on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Rocky reached the finals for 6 out of 9 tournaments and took home 1st place in OH, in the 2016-2017 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) season en-route to a No. 2 finish in the 2016-2017 season. Rocky has not finished a professional season

Team Rocky Carson and Jesus taking on their opponents, Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa. Coming up big to be named 2017 WOR National Champions in doubles.

outside the Top 5 ranked players in the world in more than a decade.

**All IRT Tier 1 and Grand Slam events are streamed live on the IRT Network.

 

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Jr. National Championship Update 2017

July 5th, 2017 Comments off

“CONGRATULATIONS…Wayne Antone, Jordan Cooperrider and Mitchell Turner who are ALL 2017 Junior National Champions and Qualified for the USA Jr. National Team”

Coach Fran Davis w her Racquetball Family…The Antone’s, The Cooperrider’s, The Turner’s, Kevin Vasquez and Felix Hernandez. One Happy Family over the years.

 

My “Junior Championship Racquetball Team,” led by Wayne, Jordan and Mitchell went to the Junior National Championships in Stockton, CA on a mission to bring home some hardware and they all did just that…3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal. Wayne, Jordan and Mitchell are now members of the USA Junior National Racquetball Team. They all walked away with a one-year appointment to the USA Junior National Team. They will all be going to the United States Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in August to train for the 44th IRF Junior World Championships in the Minneapolis, MN in November.

 

National Champions, Wayne Antone Boy’s 18 and Jordan Cooperrider Girl’s 18, w Coach Fran Davis after sweet back to back victories.

Wayne Antone & Jordan Cooperrider won top 18 & under singles divisions

HEAD Penn’s Wayne Antone (Eugene, OR.) is the latest addition to the HEAD team and didn’t disappoint in his Junior Olympic debut wearing the famed HEAD ski tip logo. Antone captured the Boy’s 18 & Under Singles National Title in Stockton by beating Justice Benson in the semi-finals in 2 games and Daniel Rojas in an 11-10 victory in the tie-breaker after being down 4-9 in the breaker. It was the match of the tournament. At the event’s award ceremony, Wayne was named the 2017 USA Racquetball Male Junior Player of the Year.

Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, FL.) successfully defended her Girl’s 18 & Under Singles National Title from a

year ago. The back-to-back effort pushed Jordan’s number of career Junior National Titles to 16. In the Girl’s 18 &

Mitchell Turner and Coach Fran Davis celebrate winning the Boys 16 Doubles National Title.

Under Doubles division she finished second. Cooperrider was the female recipient of USA Racquetball’s 2017 Collegiate Scholarship.

Mitchell Turner (Salem, OR) won the Boy’s 16 & U Doubles National Title.  Mitchell and his partner, Julian, had a great come from behind semi-finals win. They squeaked it out 11-10 in the tie-breaker after being down match point, 8-10, and had to fight off 3 match points before inching their way to a victory.

 

My Jr. Championship Team, Wayne Antone, Jordan Cooperrider and Mitchell Turner, w Me 1st night of tourney.

*Wayne, Jordan and Mitchell I am VERY PROUD of your accomplishments and how hard you all worked this year to make your dream a reality. Glad I am a part of your journey to your “championship game.”

**But remember as I used to tell Jason Mannino all the time, “It is easier to become #1, then to stay #1, as everyone is gunning for you.”

***All USAR Jr. national Championship matches are on line at USAR.org

 

Rocky Carson is preparing for the WOR Championship held in Marina Park in Huntington Beach, CA July 6-10. The WOR Championships is the biggest of all the Outdoor Racquetball events as well as having the most players, and the top pro’s from WOR, IRT, LPRT AND THE CPRT.

Rocky is WOR 2017 Doubles Champion.

 

Enjoy your journey to your “championship game,” like my “championship team.”

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