Junior & Collegiate Racquetball News


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)


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