Thursday, January 22, 2015

IRT Rankings - January 21, 2015

Kane Waselenchuk's win last week at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) New York City Pro-Am was not quite enough to lift him back into the #1 position on the rankings. Rocky Carson, runner up to Waselenchuk last weekend, remains #1. Thus, you can be sure that Waselenchuk will want to win this weekend at the Lewis Drug Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Sioux Falls draw will be small, as only 21 players are entered, but there will also be doubles, so that will give the event some added interest.

Not many changes in the top 10. Alvaro Beltran is solidly 3rd. But fewer than 100 points separate Daniel De La Rosa in 4th, Jose Rojas 5th, and Ben Croft in 6th.

Similarly, only 148 points separates 7th to 11th. Jansen Allen is currently 7th, Tony Carson, who hasn't played many events this season, 8th, Marco Rojas 9th, Charlie Pratt 10th and Chris Crowther 11th. It's the first time in several years that Crowther has dropped out of the top 10.

There have been rumours of Crowther's retirement, but we've seen nothing official. However, a source has told us that E-Force isn't funding Crowther to travel to events, which could explain his absences from the last few events.

Perhaps more curious is that Crowther is in the draw this weekend for the San Diego Open - a World Racquetball Tour (WRT) event. Crowther lives in San Diego, so no travel is needed to attend that event.

IRT Rankings - January 21, 2015

Rank - Player - Country - Points

1 Rocky CARSON (USA) 3512
2 Kane WASELENCHUK (Canada) 3470
3 Alvaro BELTRAN (Mexico) 2872
4 Daniel DE LA ROSA (Mexico) 2038
5 Jose ROJAS (USA) 1978

6 Ben CROFT (USA) 1962
7 Jansen ALLEN (USA) 1532
8 Tony CARSON (USA) 1530
9 Marco ROJAS (USA) 1467
10 Charlie PRATT (USA) 1414

11 Chris CROWTHER (USA) 1384
12 Alejandro LANDA (Mexico) 1049
13 Danny LAVELY (USA) 684
14 Jose DIAZ (USA) 644
15 Matthew MAJXNER (USA) 574

16 Wilden Espinoza 513
17 Robert COLLINS (USA) 410
18 Tim Landeryou (Canada) 357
19 Daeyong Kwon (South Korea) 344
20 Tom FUHRMAN (USA) 341

Follow the bouncing ball....

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