US Open Racquetball Championships 2011…Trifector

I just returned from the 15th Annual US Open Racquetball Championships held in Minneapolis, MN and I am proud to say  my "Championship Team" lead by Paola Longoria, Rocky Carson and Taylor Knoth tore up the field as they ALL made it into the finals of their respective divisions....thusly the "Trifector". Along with them ten of my amateur students walked away with a medal around their necks...not too bad of a week's work. Rocky Carson made it to the finals without dropping a game and came out strong in the finals against Kane Waselenchuk beating him the first game.Rocky's new

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My Championship Team Summer 2011 Update

Rocky Carson wins the Outdoor National Championships in Huntington Beach, CA making it 8 in a row, after taking off 3 weeks from a grueling 2010/2011 professional indoor season where he was in 10 out of 12 finals. After winning the Outdoor Nationals his training regiment was like no other as he was not only getting ready for the pro season, but also he will be representing the USA at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, MX in mid-October. Paola Longoria wins the Mexican National Championships in singles and doubles and earned a spot on the Mexican National Team and

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Paola Longoria #2 WPRO Professional Player

WPRO Pro National Champion.. CONGRATULATIONS Paola you deserve it! Paola finishes the season winning the last event of the season on May 13-15 – the WPRO Pro Nationals, a Grand Slam held in New Orleans, LA, against a fierce competitor, Rhonda Rajsich. This was a sweet victory for Paola as she lost to Rhonda in Stockton, CA, just 2 weeks prior in a very close 11-13 tie breaker. It was great to be there in New Orleans coaching Paola to a 3-0 final. There is no question in both our minds that her visit to Seattle for training the week

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Sharon Jackson, A Rising Star on the WPRO!

Sharon Jackson, the 2009 Junior National Champion and the 2010 National Intercollegiate Champion qualifies at the WPRO 2011 Pro National Championships in New Orleans and takes home Gold and a Silver Medal at the 2011 National Intercollegiate Championships in Tempe, AZ. There is no question that Sharon's game is taking shape as she qualified again at the WPRO Pro National Championships in New Orleans, LA before losing to Samantha Salas, #3 WPRO Pro Player in the world. She finished this year ranked # 25 on the WPRO rankings. As a full time student at Alabama State University she cannot attend

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Paola Longoria #1 WPRO Professional Player

"Finally Back...Proved that by Beating Rhonda in back to back Tier 1 WPRO Pro Stops in the So. CA "Coast to Coast", January 5-7, and in Miami, FL "Great Balls of Fire", February 25-27, events. Both tournaments went tie-breakers, but in Miami Paola was down 5-10 in the tie-breaker and came from behind to win 12-10...a HUGE mental win for her. Also, March 4-6 Paola competed in the Mexican National Championships and won BOTH the Singles and Doubles divisions which gave her a spot on the Mexican National Team and will represent her country at the Pan American Championships, October

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Sharon Jackson

Sharon Jackson  Junior National Champion 2009, National Intercollegiate Champion 2010,  #25 WPRO Professional Player "Gearing up for the National Intercollegiate Championships April 2011 in Tempe, AZ" Sharon has not played many events after qualifying for the pro division at the US Open 2010 due to a heavy load in college, but the tournaments she plays in locally she plays in the Men's Open division and usually can hold her own if not beat all the local open players. She is currently training to win the National Intercollegiate Championships and defend her title she took home in 2010 as a freshman.

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Paola Longoria Named Mexican Sportswoman of the Year

Paola Longoria, the WPRO's number 1 ranked professional player, was named as the winner of the "Premio Nacional de Deporte" by the Mexican Government. This is the MOST prestigious award an athlete could get in her country. She received the award on November 20th from the hands of the Mexican President himself, Felipe Calderon. The presentation was made at the Residencia Oficial de Los Pinos, the Mexican version of the USA White House. Along with Paola, the archer Juan Serrano and Paraolympic competitor Mauro Maximo received similar awards. The award declaring Paola Longoria as Sportswoman of the Year is perhaps

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Sharon Jackson Qualifies for the WPRO Pro Draw at the US Open

Sharon made a break through at the 2010 US Open and qualified for the first time ever in the pro draw.  She had a few other "firsts" this year, winning the National Intercollegiate Championships in Springfield, MO, and became the National Intercollegiate Champion as a sophomore. At the WPRO Pro Stop in Dallas, TX she won the Women's Open Division. Sharon and I have been working together now for about 2 years and her game is starting to mature and she is gaining the consistency level she needs to have in order to break into the top 10 on the

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