New U.S. National High School Champions Crowned

2016 National High School Racquetball ChampionshipsReaching Your Dream Foundation Athlete Mauro (Daniel) Rojas and cousin of men’s International Racquetball Tour (IRT) players #5 Jose and #7 Markie Rojas captured the Boys title at the 2016 U.S. National High School Racquetball Championships presented by Penn this past weekend at the Multnomah Athletic Club and Lloyd Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon. Jordan Cooperrider who is coached by Hall of Fame Racquetball Coach Fran Davis won the U.S. National High School Racquetball Girls title.

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Mauro (Daniel) Rojas of Stockton, California won his second High School National Championship this past weekend in Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Jeff Oliver/USA Racquetball.

Mauro (Daniel) Rojas, 17, of Stockton, California, a Senior at Aspire Langston Hughes Academy who won the title in 2014 and did not compete last year, defeated Kevin Vazquez, 17, of Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, Florida in the two-game final 15-11, 15-9.

Rojas is a member of the 2015-16 U.S. Junior National Team after coming in second in both the Boys 16 and Boys 18 and Under divisions at last year’s Junior Olympic Championships. He captured a bronze medal for the United States in the Boys 18 and Under division at the IRF Junior World Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last November. By virtue of his National High School Championship, he has secured a position on the 2016-2017 Junior National Team.

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Jordan Cooperrider captured the 2016 U.S. National High School Racquetball Girls title this past weekend in Portand, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Jeff Oliver/USA Racquetball.

Cooperrider, 17, of Palm Harbor, Florida, a Junior at Palm Harbor University High, defeated Hollie Scott, 17, of Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Washington in two games in the final, 15-5, 15-3.

Cooperrider is a member of the 2015-16 U.S. Junior National Team as a result of her runner-up finish in the Girls 16 and Under Singles division as well as her gold medal in Girls 16 and Under Doubles at last year’s Junior Olympic Championships. She and partner Erika Manilla, of Centennial, Colorado, won a World Championship in 16 and Under Doubles at the 2015 IRF Junior World Championships held in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic this past November. By virtue of her National High School Championship, Cooperrider has qualified for the 2016-17 Junior National Team.

Beaverton (Oregon) High School swept the Doubles Divisions beginning with Mixed Doubles, where Justin Ide and Kaitlyn Boyle successfully defended their national championship by defeating siblings Erik and Kristine Holman of Sprague High School (Salem, Oregon) in two games with scores of 15-4, 15-8.

In Boys Doubles, Justin Ide and Robert Flor of Beaverton won the title with a 15-4, 15-5 win over Gavin Usher and John Curley of Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon.

Girls Doubles was won by Kaitlyn Boyle and Natalie Lorati of Beaverton in a hard fought match against defending champions Kristine Holman and Madison Kerzel of Sprague 15-13, 5-15, 11-5.

Watch matches from The 2016 U.S. National High School Championships Here

The complete list of U.S. National High School Individual Champions includes:

Boys Singles

Mauro (Daniel) Rojas (Langston Hughes Academy, Stockton, Calif.)

Girls Singles

Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Beach University High School, Palm Beach, Fla.)

Boys Doubles

Justin Ide/Robert Flor (Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Ore.)

Girls Doubles

Kaitlyn Boyle/Natalie Lorati (Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Ore.)

Mixed Doubles

Justin Ide/Kaitlyn Boyle (Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Ore.)

U.S. National High School Championships Team Results:

Overall Team

  1. Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Ore.)
  2. Sprague High School (Salem, Ore.)
  3. Kirkwood High School (Kirkwood, Mo.)

Boys Team

  1. Louis University High School (St. Louis, Mo.)
  2. Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Ore.)
  3. Kirkwood High School (Kirkwood, Mo.)

Girls Team

  1. Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Ore.)
  2. Sprague High School (Salem, Ore.)
  3. Cor Jesu Academy (St. Louis, Mo.)

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 six national championships and 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.

About the U.S. National High School Championships

Now in its 29th year, the U.S. National High School Championships is a school team-based competition that identifies the best players at United States High Schools. The Boys and Girls Singles National Champions qualify for the U.S. Junior National Team.