IRT Ryan Matthew Cotterman Scholarships Announced

Ryan Matthew Cotterman

Ryan Matthew Cotterman

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Collegiate Scholarship program, given to deserving athletes to promote participation and exposure to the racquetball community by offering financial assistance for the season, has been renamed after Ryan Matthew Cotterman. Son of IRT Owner and Vice President of Business Development, Mark Cotterman, Ryan lost his life to cancer at the age of 21, fighting hard for 18 months. The way he held his head high with maturity and dignity was an inspiration to many. Ryan was also an aspiring young racquetball player, competing for the Penn State team and playing in tournaments and clubs in the Pennsylvania area.

This talented athlete had the potential to go far in the sport. He was also driven to succeed, tenacious, competitive, and worked hard…the same attributes we look for in recipients of this Scholarship. It is for these reasons and in his memory that we offer this support to young players seeking to achieve greatness in the sport of racquetball.

The 2012-2013 IRT Season Ryan Matthew Cotterman Scholarship recipients are:

  • Jose Diaz

o   Ektelon Team Adrenalin

o   2012 USAR Junior National Champion

  • David Horn

o   Ektelon Team Adrenalin

  • Jose Serrano

o   Ektelon Team Adrenalin

  • Taylor Knoth

o   Team Head

o   Coached by Fran Davis

  • Brad Schopieray

o   Team Head

o   Coached by Cliff Swain and Fran Davis

  • Nick Montalbano

o   Ektelon Team Adrenalin

  • Daniel De La Rosa

o   Team Pro Kennex

  • Markie Rojas

o   Ektelon Team Adrenalin

o   2012 USAR Nationals Singles Champion