Cooperrider and Antone Win Gold

June 29, 2016, 2:23 p.m. (ET)


Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, Fla.) came to Minneapolis with a National Championship already in her pocket on the year as she captured the 2016 High School Girl’s Singles National Title in February in Portland, Ore. At the Junior Olympic Championships, Jordan cruised through the Girl’s 18 & Under Singles draw only dropping a single game all week long. Coupled with her win in the Girl’s 18 & Under Doubles Division, Cooperrider now has won 15 Junior National Titles. At the 2015 World Championships, she earned a Gold Medal in the Girl’s 16 & Under Doubles competition. Jordan will be a senior at Palm Harbor University High School this fall.

The 2016 Boy’s 18 & Under Singles National Champion is Wayne Antone (Eugene, Ore.). Wayne entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed and upset the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked players en-route to his first Junior National Singles Title. Antone had previously won two Junior National Doubles Championships (2015 – Boy’s 16 & Under Doubles / 2011 – Boy’s 12 & Under Doubles). Last year’s title earned Antone a spot on the 2015 U.S. Junior National Team were he represented his country at the Junior World Championships in the Dominican Republic. At that global event, Wayne and his playing partner earned a Silver Medal. Antone is 2016 graduate of Churchill High School and during his high school career captured two Oregon High School State Championships in the Boy’s Singles division.

For more information about the 2016 USA Racquetball National Junior Olympic Championships presented by Penn and Wilson, click the links below.

2016 USA Racquetball Junior All-Americans

Wayne Antone

Elena Mathew

Jordan Barth

Kareena Mathew

Justus Benson

Yurae McCallister

Jake Birnel

Nikhil Prasad

Nick Birnel

Karina Quintanilla

Ashlyn Carver

Akul Ramayani

Hanna Carver

Adriana Ramierez

Megan Carver

Annie Roberts

Nikita Chauhan

Ingrid Robledo

Vedant Chauhan

Joey Rohlwing

Jordan Cooperrider

Antonio Rojas

Elena Dent

Mauro Rojas

Ricardo Diaz

Hollie Scott

Dane Elkins

Josh Shea

Jay Ferrer

Sonya Shetty

Andrew Gleason

Julian Singh

Maddie Hansen

Julia Stein

Timmy Hansen

Gatlin Sutherland

Raina Hartman

Krish Thakur

Benjamin Horner

Sahil Thakur

Briana Jacquet

Daniela Torres

Ava Kaiser

Mitchell Turner

Heather Mahoney

Frances Vasquez

Krish Maini

Kevin Vazquez

Erika Manilla

Graciana Wargo