XXIX 2017 Junior World Racquetball Championship Blogs – Day 2
USA Racquetball Junior National Team 2017

Day 2 of the USA Racquetball XXIX 2017 Junior World Racquetball Championship Blogs has been published by Cheryl Kirk. Originally published on November 4, 2017. ———- US Junior Team — Blog #2 Saturday, November 4, 2017       Greetings from Minneapolis! What a fortunate turn of events that, after a jam-packed day, the time changes tonight and we are afforded an extra hour of rest!   Before Opening Ceremonies this afternoon, the entire delegation arrived at the club at 5:00 pm for group photos. After a spirited exhibition match involving Mauro Rojas (the…

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XXIX 2017 Junior World Racquetball Championship Blogs
2017 USA Racquetball Junior National Team Training

Day 1 of the USA Racquetball XXIX 2017 Junior World Racquetball Championship Blogs has been published by Cheryl Kirk. Originally published on November 4, 2017. ———- XXVIIII 2017 Junior World Racquetball Championship Blogs Minneapolis, MN November 5-11, 2017 Team USA Challenge Donation Link US Junior Team Blog #1 Friday, November 3, 2017 Welcome to the first of nine (or ten, if you’re lucky) Daily Blogs that are designed to make you feel like you’re right here in Minneapolis with the 46 players representing the USA at the IRF World Junior…

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USA Racquetball Scholarship Program Application Deadline Is January 31, 2018
USA Racquetball Scholarship

Join us in supporting the USA Racquetball Scholarship Program.  Together, we can help ensure that young players will be able to receive assistance with their educational pursuits from the racquetball family for years to come. USA Racquetball is celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the Scholarship Program.  Please consider a gift of $25 or more to help young players reach their academic potential. https://www.givedirect.org/donate/?cid=74 USAR Scholarship Applicants Graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates can apply for competitive USA Racquetball scholarships each year. This year’s deadline is January 31, 2018. Funding…

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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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