posted on July 29, 2013 00:00
Bolivia Bound !
July 29, 2013 - Colorado Springs, CO
How far is your racquetball commute? Florida has 3 juniors on Team USA traveling almost 4,000 miles in October 2013 to Sucre Bolivia for the IRF 25th Junior Racquetball World Championships. Approximately 300+ athletes from 20+ countries are expected to compete at this 8 day event. There is both individual and team/country competition. This year's event is in the heart of the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 9,220 feet.
Florida's Jordan Cooperrider double-qualified for Junior Team USA and will represent the USA in the Girl's 14- Singles and the Girl's 14- Doubles along with her doubles partner Erika Manilla from Colorado.
Florida's Graci Wargo has also qualified for Junior Team USA. Graci will represent the USA and compete in her down-year in the Girl's 12- Doubles with her doubles partner Kaitlyn Boyle from Oregon. Graci will also compete in the Girl's 12- Singles for Team USA.
And Florida's Evan Wargo will be on Junior Team USA and compete in his 5th IRF Junior World Championships on the Boy's World Cup 14- Singles. Evan will also compete on Team USA in the Boy's World Cup 14- Doubles along with his partner Justus Benson from Wisconsin.
IRF Gold Medal 2 of the 3 Florida Juniors on the 2013 Team USA
Jordan Cooperrider & Graciana Wargo
Below are the 17 members of the 2013 Junior Team USA:
2013 Junior Team USA
Boy's 18- Adam Manilla - CO (S+D) Girl' 18- Samantha Simmons - MD (S)
Connor Laffey - OR (S)
Sawyer Lloyd - CA (D)
Boy's 16- Jake Birnel - WA (S+D) Girl's 16- Kaitlyn Simmons - MD (S+D)
Sam Bredenbeck - MN (S+D) Hollie Scott - WA (S+D)
Boy's 14- Justus Benson - WI (S+D) Girl's 14- Jordan Cooperider - FL (S+D)
Evan Wargo - FL (S+D) Erika Manilla - CO (S+D)
Boy's 12- Sebastian Fernandez - CA (S+D) Girl's 12- Kaitlyn Boyle - OR (S+D)
Julian Singh - CA (S+D) Graciana Wargo - FL (S+D)
Boy's 10- Tommy Andraos - CA (S)