Albert Apuzzi

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Ruby Obert, Joe Durso and Albert Apuzzi

Albert Apuzzi is a pharmacist and one-wall handball player notable for being a champion at the sport.[1] His seven consecutive "Outdoor" USHA National doubles championships made him a USHA record holder. His play was noted for power, speed and stamina. He won two national singles titles before a career ending arm ailment robbed him of prime years in singles play. He has helped run many tournaments and has been described as a "goodwill ambassador" for the sport.

From 1983 to 1989, Albert Apuzzi dominated the one-wall doubles, emerging victorious each time. His handball partner was Joe Durso except in 1985, when his partner was Al Torres. Albert also won in 1992 with Ed Golden.

Apuzzi won "Outdoor" USHA National championships in one-wall singles handball in 1986 and in 1993.[2] In addition he has won the "Indoor" USHA National 1-wall singles & doubles as well as 9 YMCA 1-wall singles (1989 & 1995) & doubles (1989, 1993-1996, 2002 & 2004) titles.

Albert Apuzzi has a total of 20 National titles and has been in 32 National finals. That is more than any other player. Exceeding Joe Durso's 31 & Oscar Obert's 30. He received his USHA Handball Hall of Fame plaque & jacket at the ICHA Awards Dinner during October 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ON YOUR OWN; For Some, Four Walls Are Not Necessary". The New York Times. June 4, 1990. Retrieved 2010-12-22. "Maybe you get on the cover of Handball Magazine, said Albert Apuzzi, a 34-year-old pharmacist at Coney Island Hospital who is a two-time singles champion. Otherwise, you do it for the prestige, the gratification." 
  2. ^ "THE YEAR IN REVIEW -- 1993; The Year's Champions". The New York Times. December 26, 1993. Retrieved 2010-12-22. "Handball U.S. Handball Association One Wall Men -- Albert Apuzzi, New York."