Tuesday, June 24, 2014

17th IRF World Championships - Team Standings & Results Sumamry

Team USA was the clear winner in the overall team standings at the 17th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, last week, as they were in three of the four finals, winning one and all but one of their eight player team finished in the medals. But of the top four finishers in the Men's and Women's Team standings, only the USA was in both.

The USA topped the Men's Team standings, led by Rocky Carson, who was the gold medalist in Men's Singles, and complimented by Jose Rojas in Men's Singles and Ben Croft and Tom Fuhrmann in Men's Doubles, who were all bronze medalists. Bolivia was 2nd in the Men's Team, as Coronado Moscoso was the silver medalist in Men's Singles, with Carlos Keller bronze in singles, and Moscoso and Mario Mercado were bronze medalists in doubles.

Colombians Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera were 3rd in the Men's Team standings, helped by their gold medal performance in doubles, and Canada was 4th led by Mike Green and Vincent Gagnon, the silver medalists in doubles.

Mexico topped the Women's Team standings, as Paola Longoria won singles and doubles with Samantha Salas, who was also a bronze medalist in singles. USA was the 2nd place Women's Team with silver for Rhonda Rajsich in singles, and silver for Americans Aimee Ruiz and Janel Tisinger in doubles.

The Ecuador team of Veronica Sotomayor and Maria Paz Muñoz were the 3rd place Women's Team, with a bronze medal performance in doubles, and the Argentina team was 4th led by Maria Jose Vargas, who was a bronze medalist in singles.

17th IRF World Championships
June 14-21, 2014
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Overall Team

1st: USA
2nd: Mexico
3rd: Bolivia
4th: Canada

Men's Team

1st: USA
2nd: Bolviia
3rd: Colombia
4th: Canada

Women's Team

1st: Mexico
2nd: USA
3rd: Ecuador
4th: Argentina

Men's Singles

GOLD: Rocky Carson (USA)
SILVER: Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia)
BRONZE: Jose Rojas (USA), Carlos Keller (Bolivia)

Men's Doubles

GOLD: Alejandro Herrera & Sebastian Franco (Colombia)
SILVER: Mike Green & Vincent Gagnon (Canada)
BRONZE: Conrado Moscos & Mario Mercado (Bolivia), Ben Croft & Thomas Fuhrmann (USA)

Women's Singles

GOLD: Paola Longoria (Mexico)
SILVER: Rhonda Rajsich (USA)
BRONZE: Maria Jose Vargas (Argentina), Samantha Salas (Mexico)

Women's Doubles

GOLD: Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis (Mexico)
SILVER: Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger (USA)
BRONZE: Angela Grisar & Carla Muñoz (Chile), Maria Paz Muñoz & Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador)

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