The MRA is proud to help out two Minnesota girls of Team USA in the IRF XXXIII World Junior Championships!
Ava Kaiser, Minnesota (Singles/Doubles) and Elizabeth Denler, Minnesota (Singles/Doubles)
Congratulations to you both and also Team USA!
16 & Under
Benjamin Horner, Iowa (Singles)
Ava Kaiser, Minnesota (Singles/Doubles)
Naomi Ros, Texas (Singles/Doubles/Mixed)
Cole Sendrey, Texas (Singles/Doubles/Mixed)
14 & Under
Eshan Ali, California (Singles/Doubles)
Elizabeth Denler, Minnesota (Singles/Doubles)
Axel Lopez, Illinois (Singles/Mixed)
Andrea Perez Picon, California (Singles/Doubles)
Nathan Rykhus, California (Singles/Doubles)
Montserrat Torres, Illinois (Singles/Mixed)
– Overall Results – Individual and By Country
On the medals stand last night and today at the Awards Ceremonies, the following U.S. Junior Team players claimed their rewards for their results here in Guatemala City:
TEAM USA Overall Results -- Individual -- WORLD CUP
G16S, Naomi Ros, GOLD
G16S, Ava Kaiser, BRONZE
B16D, Cole Sendrey/DJ Mendoza, BRONZE
G16D, Ava Kaiser/Naomi Ros, BRONZE
G18D, Heather Mahoney/Julia Stein, SILVER
G21S, Shane Diaz, BRONZE
G21D, Graci Wargo/Shane Diaz, BRONZE
MX21D, Shane Diaz/Micah Farmer, BRONZE
TEAM USA Overall Results -- Individual -- ESPRIT CUP
B10G, Alejandro Robles Picon, SILVER
B10W, Adrian Nelson, SILVER
B12R, Vaishant Mangalampalli, GOLD
G12D, Sarah Bawa/Aarya Shetty, BRONZE
MX12D, Aarya Shetty/Vaishant Mangalampalli, SILVER
B14G, Eshan Ali, BRONZE
B14B, Nathan Rykhus, BRONZE
B14R, Axel Lopez, GOLD
B14D, Eshan Ali/Nathan Rykhus, BRONZE
G14D, Elizabeth Denler/Andrea Perez Picon, BRONZE
Overall Results -- Country Standings
When all points were tallied from the round robin/pool play phase as well as the main draws (single elimination phase), here’s how the countries fared. Team USA placed third in Esprit Boys, Girls, and Overall and the World Cup team also placed third in Boys, Girls, and Overall!
World Cup -- Girls
4. Costa Rica
World Cup -- Boys
4. Costa Rica
World Cup -- Combined
4. Costa Rica
Esprit Cup -- Girls
4. Costa Rica
Esprit Cup -- Boys
Esprit Cup -- Combined
4. Costa Rica
Great job, everyone! It was so exciting seeing you walk onto the court to take your places on the medals stand!
The 2021-2022 Minnesota racquetball season went out with a bang last weekend for the capstone Hall of Fame Tournament. Special thanks to Karen Bredenbeck, Jonn Olson, Vallana Perrault, Matt Miller, Jeff Anderson, Mark Anderson, Andy Wiegand, and Mike Brytowski for the spectacular effort in upscaling this event to an IRT Tier 3 tournament and all the behind the scenes effort in running a smooth tournament. Many, many thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom these events could not happen.
Congratulations and thank you to all players! Division results below.
The 2022 State Championships are in the books!
Congratulations to all players, and THANK YOU to all those who assisted in putting together this tournament!
Results posted below -
Junior Fundraiser Tournament - February 18-20, 2022 - The Club in St Cloud
Minnesota Hall of Fame Tournament - March 4-6, 2022 - Life Time Fridley - click here to see hotel block details
Click here to register for the 2022 Minnesota State Singles Championship tournament, and take the opportunity to earn your title (and bragging rights)!
The Champions to challenge (2019)
Men's Open: Lee Meinerz
Men's Elite: Steven Foss
Men's A: Ryan Neumann
Men's B: Gary Kierans
Men's C/D: Steve Hoffman
Men's 25-35 A: Andrew Greseth
Men's 35+ Open/Elite: Lee Meinerz
Men's 35-45 B: John Lom
Men's 45+ A: Christopher Hasenberg
Men's 55+ A: Grant Taylor
Men's 45-55: Terry Kisling
Women's Open: Vallana Perrault
Women's A: Meaghan Lieburn
Women's B: Diorelle Graham
Women's C: Diorelle Graham
Women's 45-55: Barb Hoffner
Junior Advanced: Joshua Tramm
Thank you to all of the athletes competing and volunteers assisting in making the 2021 Holiday Classic at the Club in St. Cloud a racquetball success! The promised holiday cheer was delivered! Congratulations to the medalists noted below.
Be sure to watch our home page and Facebook group for upcoming event registration!
2021 Holiday Classic Results
Congratulations and thank you to all the players, spectators, and volunteers for participating in the Minnesota State Doubles Championship competition this past weekend at Life Time Bloomington South! There was blood, sweat, and tears, and new champions have emerged!
Below is a summarized view of the last 3 years of doubles champions (age divs not shown). There is a new set of champions in all 2021 divs except Men's Open, where Jason Krantz and Jordan Barth held onto their 2019 title.
10 Minnesota ladies turned out for the Ladies Night Out tournament this weekend at Life Time 98th in Bloomington. For this event, ladies pay a discounted rate of only $10 per division (70% discount if 2 events are played!) and are automatically entered into a raffle for Life Time gift cards! Raffle winners were Lori Southwick ($75 gift card), Cindy Hoops ($50 gift card), and Meaghan Lieburn ($25 gift card).
All in all, it was an action-packed day-and-a-half of racquetball, lots of round robin divisions with players competing in up to 7 matches on Saturday! If you didn't get a chance to make it down, check out the Minnesota Racquetball Facebook group for live streams of some matches. See below for division results!
70 Minnesota players competed in the 25th US Open Racquetball Championships this past week. For comparison, the other states with the highest numbers of participation were Florida (83), Texas (61), and California (50). Way to represent, Minnesota! Next year we'll have to grab a Team Minnesota photo in the stadium court.
Final medal count: 10 gold, 12 silver, 5 bronze, and 13 semi-finals for Team Minnesota!
Congratulations on a great showing!
A major THANK YOU to all of the Minnesotans who graciously volunteered their time to help ensure a smoothly run tournament, it could not happen without you!
Be sure to channel all of this championship momentum into the next Minnesota tournament, the Ladies Night Out event October 22-23 at Life Time Fitness 98th St in Bloomington, Minnesota. This is a Friday night / Saturday event, giving you back at least some of your weekend. Ladies pay a discounted rate for all divisions, and the event is open to all participants.
Click here to register today, we love to see you play!
Special thanks to Nick Arntz of Remax Realty for sponsoring a fun radar gun shoot out to raise money for Minnesota junior racquetballers! MRA Season Kickoff tournament players could shoot 3 times for $5 to compete against those in their tournament division, with all proceeds going towards the junior fund. This shoot out event raised over $100 for the junior fund! Enjoy some video footage and the results of our amazing juniors.
Overall results posted below -