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Team USA Takes 3rd Place Bronze
at IRF Junior Worlds

 

2013 Junior Team USA

Team USA Members (17) :  Tommy Andraos,  Justus Benson,  Jake Birnel,  Kaitlyn Boyle,  Sam Bredenbeck,  Jordan Cooperrider,  Sebastian Fernandez,  Connor Laffey,  Sawyer Lloyd,  Adam Manilla,  Erika Manilla,  Hollie Scott,  Kaitlyn Simmons,  Samantha Simmons,  Julian Singh,  Evan Wargo,  Graciana Wargo

Team USA Coaches:  Cheryl Gudinas,  Nick Montalbano,  Jody Nance

USAR / IRF Liaison:  Cheryl Kirk


 

October 26, 2013 - Sucre, Bolivia

The 17 member Team USA competed in Sucre Bolivia among 14 countries at the IRF 25th Junior Racquetball World Championships and take the 3rd Place World Cup Team Bronze Medal, and the 3rd Place Esprit Cup Team Bronze Medal.


 

 

2013 IRF 25th Junior Racquetball World Championships

Sucre, Bolivia

October 19-26, 2013

14  Glass-Back Courts

14  Countries Competing

298  International Athletes

17  Team USA Participants

3  Florida Juniors on Team USA

Courts at an Elevation of  9,220 Feet

8  USA States Represented on Team USA

8  Day World Championship Tournament

6  Individual Medals Earned by Team USA

Matches Broadcast Live on Bolivian National TV

Event Covered Daily by Bolivian National Newspaper

Chuquisaca Government Racquetball Sports Complex

Team USA - 3rd Place World Cup Team Bronze Medal

Team USA - 3rd Place Esprit Cup Team Bronze Medal


 

 

       

    Team USA Procession at the Game's Opening Ceremonies          Bolivian President Evo Morales


 

 

Florida Members of Team USA

Jordan Cooperrider          Graciana Wargo          Evan Wargo


  

 

World Cup Teams - Final Results  ( Ages  18-  16-  14- )

                      1st – Mexico -  Gold                                   8th - Ecuador

                      2nd – Bolivia - Silver                                  9th - Colombia

                      3rd – USA   -   Bronze                              10th - Dominican Republic

                      4th – Canada                                             11th - Chile

                      5th – Guatemala                                        12th - Puerto Rico

                      6th – Costa Rica                                        13th - Argentina

                      7th – Venezuela                                         14th - Nicaragua   


  

 

Esprit Cup Teams - Final Results  ( Ages  12-  10- )

                      1st – Mexico -  Gold                                   7th - Colombia

                      2nd – Bolivia - Silver                                  8th - Guatemala

                      3rd – USA   -   Bronze                                9th - Chile

                      4th – Ecuador                                           10th - Dominican Republic

                      5th – Costa Rica                                       11th - Puerto Rico

                      6th – Venezuela                                        12th - Argentina


  

 

 2013 Team USA at the historic Hotel Monasterio, built in the 16th century

  

 

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)



 

 

Team USA says "Thank You" to all supporters, from Sucre Bolivia


  

 

Team Bolivia and Mascot Procession into the Arena


 

  

Junior World's Opening Ceremonies at the Jorge Revilla Aldana Coliseum


 

Daily Blogs of 2013 Team USA at Junior Worlds

( Click Links Below to View Blogs )

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 1 - October 20, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 2 - October 20, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 3 - October 21, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 4 - October 22, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 5 - October 23, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 6 - October 24, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 7 - October 25, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 8 - October 26, 2013

2013 Junior Worlds - Daily Blog # 9 - October 28, 2013



 

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