Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy 36th Birthday Angela Grisar!

You're ranked 8th on the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) tour, but have been as high as #3 as recently as last October. That's the highest ranking a Chilean, or any South American player - or any non-North American player for that matter, woman or man - has ever achieved.

You won the Miami WPRO event in 2007, and have been a finalist on at least four other occasions, three of those times in Miami, so that must be your favorite place to play.

You've also done well playing for Chile in international competitions, earning silver medals in singles at the 2006 and 2004 World Championships, as well as silvers in doubles at the 2006 and 2004 Worlds. Additionally, you earned silver medals in doubles at the 1999 and 2006 Pan American Championships, as well as a bronze medal on home soil at the 2007 Pan Am Championships in Santiago.

In recent years, you and your partner Pablo Fajre have been involved in developing - a racquetball webcasting service allowing people to watch matches live as well as in the archive on your web site. It's a great way to bring racquetball to more people than those who can just get to the club where the event is happening.

You've had a good career on court, and have also made valuable contributions to racquetball off it. We look forward to many more years of the same.

Follow the bouncing ball....

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