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CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan Cooperrider & Mitchell Turner – took home the Team Bronze Medal at the 2017 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 21st, 2017

Congratulations TEAM USA! 18 Countries 200+ Competitors:

The IRF World Junior Championship event is held every year. The event featured countries from around the world such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Columbia, etc. They played in a preliminary round robin format tournament for 3 days to determine the seeding’s for the main draw, which was held on the last 4 days of the weeklong event.  At the end of the week an individual World Junior Champion was crowned in women’s and men’s singles and doubles.  Also, what makes it even more exciting there is a team competition so a World Junior Championship country is determined too.

Team HEAD Players are strong at Jr. Worlds
representing their country, USA.

USA – World Cup 3rd Place – Team Bronze
USA – World Cup 2nd Place – Boys Team
USA – World Cup 3rd Place – Girls Team

Jordan Cooperrider and Mitchell Turner an integral part of helping the USA Team win a medal in the Girl’s World Cup,
Boy’s World Cup and Team World Cup.

Jordan Cooperrider and Mitchell Turner, arrived at the 2017 IRF XXIX World Junior Racquetball Championships, November 4-11 in Minneapolis, MN and helped Team USA capture 3rd place overall in the team competition…. a BRONZE MEDAL. This year’s event was the first time the World Junior Racquetball Championships were held in the United States since 2012 and I was courtside coaching every step of the way.

My two athletes competed in the World Cup and took home some hardware​.
Mitchell Turner finished in the top 8 in the individual competition in Boy’s 16 Doubles and 2nd in the Boy’s Team.
Jordan Cooperrider finished in the top 8 in the individual competition in Girl’s 18 Singles and 3rd in the Girl’s Team.​

Mitchell Turner in deep thought concentrating for his
first match at Jr. Worlds.

 

 

The many faces of Jordan Cooperrider as she concentrates
and prepares with her Coach Fran Davis
for her 1/4 final match at Jr. Worlds.

My other two athletes competed in the Challenger’s World Cup and took some hardware home themselves.

Krish Maini – Boy’s 12 Singles SILVER Medal
Camilla Gomez – Girl’s 12 Singles BRONZE Medal

Coach Fran Davis celebrating Camilla Gomez first ever medal at Jr. Worlds.

 

Fran Davis coaching Krish Maini to a Silver Medal
at Jr. Worlds….his first ever.

HEAD/Penn and I are so PROUD of ALL of you as you accomplished what you set out to accomplish which was to make the 2017 USA National Racquetball Team and represent your country at the 2017 World Junior Championships.

     
    

Some fun-times at the Jr. Worlds for Coach Fran Davis…
one Happy Family Turner’s/Cooperrider’s, Fran out walking in the snow, picture with a Jr. World Champion Heather Mahoney and Starbucks. with my buddy, Dean Baer and The Turner’s, all week long.

They are ALL home safe and sound and back in school catching up on school work. They will start to train hard again in the coming weeks.

HEAD/Penn Racquetball

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