Sherman Greenfeld

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Sherman Greenfeld
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born 1962
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Residence Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sport
Sport Racquetball
College team University of Manitoba
Turned pro 1980
Retired 1999

Sherman Greenfeld (born June 3, 1962) is a former Canadian professional racquetball player from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Greenfeld won two World Championships and 10 Canadian Championships, and was the dominant racquetball player in Canada during the 1980s and 1990s. Greenfeld retired from national competitions in 1999 following the Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

International career[edit]

Greenfeld won more international championships for Canada than any other player. He was the International Racquetball Federation World Champion in 1994 and 1998, and won the Pan American Racquetball Championships (then the Tournament of the Americas) three times, in 1990, 1994, and 1998.

Greenfeld was silver medalist at the 1999 Pan American Championships, his penultimate tournament for Canada, losing to fellow Canadian Mike Green in the final. Greenfeld also earned bronze medals in the 1995 Pan American Games and 1993 World Games.

Greenfeld's 18 appearances on Team Canada is the second most by a male player behind Green.[1] Greenfeld last played for Canada at the 1999 Pan American Games in his hometown of Winnipeg, where he finished fourth.

Canadian career[edit]

Greenfeld won the Canadian Championship[2] in 1986-1988, 1990 & 1991, 1993–1996 and then finally in 1998. He also reached the finals in 1985, 1997, and 1999, when he lost to Kane Waselenchuk.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2001, Greenfeld was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

In 2000, Greenfeld was given the Ivan Velan Award, Racquetball Canada's highest honor.[4]

In 2003, Racquetball Canada created the Sherman Greenfeld Award, which is presented annually at the Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships to a boy who exemplifies excellence on and off the court.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racquetball Canada Team History". Racquetball Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.racquetball.ca Racquetball Canada website
  3. ^ "Bio from Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Racquetball Canada Awards". Racquetball Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011.