Faculty builds community through sports
John Brown University Faculty Racquetball

The Threefold Advocate published this article on October 26, 2017. ———- While intramural season began for students at John Brown University in the fall, a lesser-known form of community recreation has been in effect much longer. John Brown University faculty members have participated in intramural sports as well as an organized pickup game for over 20 years. Basketball and racquetball are two of the most popular faculty-organized sports, but professors have also organized intramural soccer and flag football teams as well as mountain biking and road biking groups. Kevin Simpson,…

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Racquetball Club: Looking to make a splat on campus
2017 MSU Exponent Racquetball Club

The MSU Exponent reports on the university racquetball club on October 26, 2017. ———- Montana State’s racquetball club is heating up for another great season and they’re looking to make a mark on the MSU campus. Last year, the team placed seventh nationally, and they expect better results this season. Under the leadership of their new club president, Gavin Usher, and with the help of Matt Majxner, local nationally-ranked influential racquetball player, the club is gearing up and partnering with sponsors to bring in four top-pro players for a Bozeman…

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USA Racquetball Junior National Team Coach Releases Two More Drills
Bobby Horn Racquetball Professional

David “Bobby” Horn is one of the assistant coaches of the USA Racquetball Junior National Team for 2017. He has been publishing short drill videos that can help all players improve their game when they take the time to improve at the drills. Last nights drill sesh. Ready for World Racquetball Tour Salt Lake City event this week. 😎 Short hop drill + greatest drill ever! 💪🏻 Gearbox RacquetballReaching Your Dream FoundationUSA RacquetballBay Area Racquetball Posted by David " Bobby" Horn on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Junior World Championships 2017 – GoFundMe Accounts For US Players
2017 IRT Junior World Championships

The International Racquetball Federation will be hosting the Junior World Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 5 to 11, 2017. A number of US Junior players have requested financial assistance in attending this event to represent USA Racquetball. Are you available to assist? Lukas Le – https://www.gofundme.com/4h1yfv4 Hollie Rae Scott – https://www.gofundme.com/2e9dfu9w Wayne Antone – https://www.gofundme.com/2egjcnw Daniel & Tatoe Rojas – https://www.gofundme.com/Racquetball2017 Briana Jacquet – https://www.gofundme.com/BrianaRball Alexis Iwassa of Canada is seeking similar assistance. – https://www.gofundme.com/4cgm20w You can also donate directly to USA Racquetball’s Team USA Challenge to support the…

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Cloquet’s Nelson is U.S. Open Champ
2017 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball

The Pine Journal from Cloquet, Minnesota reported on their local racquetball players’ results at the 2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open on October 22nd, 2017. http://www.pinejournal.com/sports/4346190-cloquets-nelson-us-open-champ When Rob Nelson of Cloquet entered play at the U.S. Open Racquetball Championships two weeks ago, little did he realize that a few days later, he’d be walking away with a first-place championship medal by winning the Class C 55-and-over age division. “I never thought I would have a chance,” Nelson said after returning home from the Twin Cities. “I never believed I would have gotten…

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Gearbox Player Sebastian Franco Wins 3 Divisions at Ghostly Classic
2017 Sebastian Franco Family

Worldgate Sport & Health 13037 Worldgate Drive Herndon, Virginia 20170 October 20-22, 2017 Ghostly Classic Racquetball Tournament http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-info.asp?TID=22073 Gearbox Racquetball‘s Sebastian Franco from Colombia won three open division’s at this year’s Ghostly Classic in Herndon, Virginia. Open Singles, Open Doubles, and Mixed Open Doubles were all his for the taking this weekend. Kamyron Meeks was kind enough to Facebook Live broadcast all of the final matches for these divisions. Open Singles Sebastian Franco vs Joel Barshaw (Open Finals) Posted by Kamyron Meeks on Sunday, October 22, 2017 Open Doubles Sebastian…

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Racquetball Broadcasts Fill The Day
USA Racquetball

Eighteen racquetball tournaments were scheduled this weekend (10/20-10/22/2017) per R2 Sports. Many of them featured live broadcasts on Facebook. How many did you watch? Texas Brennen Jennings https://www.facebook.com/brennen.jennings1/videos/10203624359446154/ https://www.facebook.com/brennen.jennings1/videos/10203623864993793/ Leo Ray Vasquez https://www.facebook.com/leo.r.vasquez/videos/10154348413412824/ Washington Racquetball Association https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972372597197/ https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972160382197/ https://www.facebook.com/washington.racquetball.association/videos/10154972034517197/ Racquetball Players Association of Arizona https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507185126032884/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507185126032884/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507241839360546/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1507031152714948/ https://www.facebook.com/168295636588513/videos/1506898626061534/ Virginia Kamyron Meeks https://www.facebook.com/kamyron.meeks/videos/10156105005734505/ https://www.facebook.com/kamyron.meeks/videos/10156104477594505/ Pennsylvania State Racquetball Association https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118012046295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118209581295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155118145101295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117913616295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117675121295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117708081295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117767711295/ https://www.facebook.com/37937941294/videos/10155117376636295/ California Victor Vision Life Outdoor Racquetball Paddleball Indoor Racquet https://www.facebook.com/723328167733388/videos/1588996564499873/ https://www.facebook.com/723328167733388/videos/1588898954509634/ Georgia Hope For a Cure Breast Cancer Tournament Jason Chan https://www.facebook.com/JasonChanRecreationATL/videos/10214240006495192/ https://www.facebook.com/JasonChanRecreationATL/videos/10214236230720800/ Marquis…

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Father, 67, and son, 39, win big at U.S. Open Racquetball National Championships
Miami Herald Burns US Open Racquetball Championships 2017

Published by the Miami Herald on October 18, 2017 Jonathan “JB” Burns can hit a racquetball at about 160 mph, which is faster than a Category 4 hurricane and nearly twice as swift as a major-league fastball. The force that flows from Burns’ right arm is a big reason why he and his father, Marc Burns, won at the U.S. Open Racquetball National Championships earlier this month at the Target Center in Minneapolis. They prevailed in the top amateur Centurion Division, which stipulates that the combined age of the doubles…

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USA Racquetball Fall Magazine Released
USA Racquetball Magazine Fall 2017

USA Racquetball has released the Fall Edition of their magazine in-print and online. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Racquetball/Racquetball-Magazine You can also view it directly, here: http://online.publicationprinters.com/launch.aspx?eid=214d6544-5393-47e9-8bdb-594f912aa9d3 Adobe Flash is required to view the magazine online.

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WOR – USAR Press Release
World Outdoor Racquetball

WOR – USAR Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 12, 2017   USA RACQUETBALL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH WORLD OUTDOOR RACQUETBALLColorado Springs, CO — USA Racquetball (USAR) announced today that World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) has officially become part of USAR, effective October 1, 2017.   WOR will continue to operate in the same way as in the past, with the same great people and the same popular events. USAR and WOR have always worked together, and this agreement formally sustains and strengthens the sport as the indoor and outdoor games…

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