2018 World Championships Delegation

July 05, 2018, 6:01 a.m. (ET)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 5, 2018                                         

USA Racquetball Announces Delegation for the 2018 IRF World Championships

 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Racquetball has named the U.S. Delegation for the 2018 XIX International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in San José, Costa Rica. The IRF World Championships, held every two years, is one of the largest stages on which racquetball is played. TEAM USA will be attempting to recapture the overall team championship title after Mexico claimed the title in 2016. The team will be endeavoring to win its 17th overall World Championship title in San José, August 10-18, 2018.

The Men’s Team will feature David "Bobby" Horn of Stockton, Calif., playing in the #1 singles position and Charlie Pratt of Gainesville, Fla., playing in the #2 singles position. Rocky Carson of Ladera Ranch, Calif., and Sudsy Monchik of Saint Paul, Minn., will partner in doubles.


   
 
David Horn   Charlie Pratt   Rocky Carson   Sudsy Monchik


The Women’s Team will feature Rhonda Rajsich of Fountain Hills, Ariz., playing in the #1 singles position, and Sheryl Lotts of Bedford, Ohio, will be playing in the #2 singles position. Rajsich and Lotts will be pulling "double duty" as partners in doubles.


 
Rhonda Rajsich   Sheryl Lotts


The U.S. Delegation will be accompanied and led by U.S. Team Coach Dave Ellis (Stockton, Calif.), Team Leader Cheryl Kirk (Naperville, Ill.), and Team Trainer Brent Huff (Phoenix, Ariz.).


     
Dave Ellis   Cheryl Kirk   Brent Huff


About USA Racquetball

USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts five national championships plus the UnitedHealthcare US OPEN, and it sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.