Monday, November 22, 2010

2010 Junior World Championships - Medal Summary

The USA was the overall team winner at the 22nd International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Los Angeles, California. Americans won 15 medals overall, with an even 5-5-5 split between gold, silver and bronze. Aubrey O'brien was a double gold medalist.

Mexico's 11 medals was second (4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze), including a gold medal sweep in the Boys U14 division. Bolivia was third with 9 medals: 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze; Maria Jose Vargas was a double gold medalist in Girls U16.

Canada was fourth with 7 medals and two Canadians were double medalists as Pedro Castro got silver and bronze in Boys U18 and Coby Iwaasa took home two bronze medals in Boys U14.

Players from four other countries won medals. Most notably Maria Renee Rodriguez of Guatemala was a double bronze medalist, and The Racquetball Blog believes this could be the first medals for a Guatemalan at an IRF event.

Ecuador also got two bronze medals with Costa Rica and Ireland taking home one bronze medal each. It's the second year in a row that Ireland has had a medalist at Junior Worlds.

Medal Summary by Country
USA 5 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze
Mexico 4, 3, 4
Bolivia 3, 2, 4
Canada 0, 2, 5
Ecuador 0, 0, 2
Guatemala 0, 0, 2
Costa Rica 0, 0, 1
Ireland 0, 0, 1

2010 IRF Junior World Racquetball Championships
Los Angeles, California

Boy's 14 and Under

1st Javier Mar (Mexico)
2nd Roman Ramos (Mexico)
3rd Coby Iwaasa (Canada) and Sawyer Lloyd (USA)

1st Eduardo Garay & Javier Estrada (Mexico)
2nd Adam Manilla & Sawyer Lloyd (USA)
3rd Sami Harb & Coby Iwaasa (Canada) and Danilo Torrico & Victor Pardo Jr. (Bolivia)

Boy's 16 and Under

1st Marco Rojas (USA)
2nd Jose Diaz (USA)
3rd Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) and Vladimir Soria (Bolivia)

1st Marco Rojas d. Jose Diaz (USA)
2nd Alejandro Romo & Salvador Ortiz (Mexico)
3rd Oscar Arias & Vladimir Soria (Bolivia) and Samuel Murray & Anthony Schonberger (Canada)

Boy's 18 and Under

1st Taylor Knoth (USA)
2nd Pedro Castro (Canada)
3rd Bradley Kirch (USA) and Jaime Martell (Mexico)

1st Bradley Kirch & Nick Montalbano (USA)
2nd Carlos Keller Vargas & Jorge Luis Michel (Bolivia)
3rd Pedro Castro & Jamie Slamko (Canada) and Fernando Muñoz & Pietro Sudassasi (Costa Rica)

Girl's 14 and Under

1st Natalia Mendez (Bolivia)
2nd Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico)
3rd Kaitlyn Simmons (USA) and Maria Renee Rodriguez (Guatemala)

1st Monserrat Perez & Regina Franco (Mexico)
2nd Abbey Lavely & Kaitlyn Simmons (USA)
3rd Mckenzie Brayley & Michelle Morissette (Canada) and Maria Rocio Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez (Guatemala)

Girl's 16 and Under

1st Maria Jose Vargas (Bolivia)
2nd Kelani Bailey (USA)
3rd Masiel Rivera (Bolivia) and Devon Pimentelli (USA)

1st Masiel Rivera & Maria Jose Vargas (Bolivia)
2nd Courtney Chisholm & Devon Pimentelli (USA)
3rd Aisling Hickey & Katie Kenny (Ireland) and Ana Paola Camacho & Natalia Villagomez Beltran (Mexico)

Girl's 18 and Under

1st Aubrey O'brien (USA)
2nd Frédérique Lambert (Canada)
3rd Maria Paz Munoz (Ecuador) and Danielle Key (USA)

1st Danielle Key & Aubrey O'brien (USA)
2nd Adriana Riveros & Carolina Oña (Bolivia)
3rd Cristina Cordova & Maria Paz Munoz (Ecuador) and Jocelyn Loredo & Sofia Rascon (Mexico)

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