posted on September 07, 2014 00:00
Florida's Own, Joe Young
Competes Live on ESPN3.com
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September 7, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
Not since the 1970's have the top handball and racquetball players battled for the honor of their sport at a major event with both sports competing. The 3WallBall World Championships at the Las Vegas Stratosphere Hotel & Casino (September 11-14, 2014) with racquetball, handball, and paddleball, and both 3-wall and 1-wall formats are making that happen.
Florida's own Joe Young is to compete in this old school "Handball versus Racquetball" competition, live on ESPN 3.com and live on the Watch ESPN App on Saturday September 13 at 9:00 PM EDT.
This exhibition is reminiscent of the famous filmed competition from 1972. Handball's Paul Haber versus racquetball's Dr. Bud Muehleisen held at Memphis State University. Handball's Haber eventually won the exhibition match in a third game tie-breaker. That film toured the country all throughout the 1970's, like it did at the Clearwater YMCA, the main Florida State Championships facility during that era.
January 29, 1972 - Memphis State University June 20, 1972 - St. Petersburg Times
This time (42 years later) it will be streaming live from Vegas and it will be a competition of Outdoor 1-Wall Doubles at the 3WallBall Championships. Top Handballers from New York, Tywan Cook and Timbo Gonzalez versus Racquetball's Outdoor Hall of Famer Robert Sostre from New York and Florida's Joe Young.
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