Pan American Racquetball Championships

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The Pan American Racquetball Championships are held annually in the spring with play ending on the day before Easter. Originally called the Tournament of the Americas, the Pan American Championships are hosted by the Pan American Racquetball Confederation.[1]

The 2016 Pan American Championships were held in San Luis Potosi, Mexico March 19-March 26, 2016.[2] Mexicans swept gold for the first time at the championships. Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) won Men's Singles (his 2nd PAC singles gold & 3rd overall), and Paola Longoria (Mexico) won Women's Singles (her 11th PAC gold & 7th in singles). The doubles were won by Alejandro Landa and Javier Moreno, who won his 5th PAC gold medal in Men's Doubles, and Longoria and Samantha Salas, who won Women's Doubles for a fourth time together. Salas's gold was her 6th in her career.

The competition was not held in two years. In 1995, the Pan Am Games were held in the spring, so that year's Tournament of the Americas (as the competition was then known) was not held. In 2000, the competition was cancelled due to the civil unrest in Bolivia, which was to host the event.

Singles champions[edit]

Year Site Men's Women's
2017 Costa Rica San Jose Mexico Alejandro Landa United States Rhonda Rajsich
2016 Mexico San Luis Potosí Mexico Daniel De La Rosa Mexico Paola Longoria
2015 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo United States Jose Diaz Mexico Paola Longoria
2014 Bolivia Santa Cruz United States Jose Rojas[3] Argentina Maria Jose Vargas[4]
2013 Colombia Cali Mexico Polo Gutierrez[5] Mexico Paola Longoria[6]
2012 Chile Temuco Canada Mike Green Mexico Paola Longoria
2011 Nicaragua Managua Mexico Daniel De La Rosa United States Rhonda Rajsich
2010 Honduras San Pedro Sula Bolivia Ricardo Monroy Mexico Paola Longoria
2009 Colombia Cali Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes
2008 Costa Rica San Jose Mexico Alvaro Beltran Mexico Paola Longoria
2007 Chile Santiago Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Rhonda Rajsich
2006 Guatemala Guatemala City Canada Kris Odegard Mexico Paola Longoria
2005 Venezuela Caracas United States Jack Huczek United States Kristen Walsh
2004 Ecuador Cuenca Canada Brian Istace Canada Lori-Jane Powell
2003 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo United States Jack Huczek United States Laura Fenton
2002 Bolivia Cochabamba Canada Kane Waselenchuk United States Laura Fenton
2001 Honduras San Pedro Sula United States Rocky Carson United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes
2000 Bolivia None None
1999 Mexico Rosarito Canada Mike Green United States Robin Levine
1998 Canada Winnipeg Canada Sherman Greenfeld United States Michelle Gould
1997 Mexico Chihuahua United States Eric Muller United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes
1996 Colombia Cali United States Brian Rankin United States Tammy Brockbank
1995 None None
1994 Argentina Buenos Aires Canada Sherman Greenfeld United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes
1993 Bolivia Cochabamba United States Chris Cole United States Jackie Paraiso
1992 Honduras Tegucigalpa United States Chris Cole United States Lynne Coburn
1991 Chile Santiago United States Tim Doyle United States Michelle Gould
1990 United States Jacksonville Canada Sherman Greenfeld United States Michelle Gould
1989 Costa Rica San Jose United States Andy Roberts United States Malia Kamahoahoa Bailey
1988 Bolivia Santa Cruz United States Bill Sell United States Michelle Gould
1987 United States Colorado Springs United States Egan Inoue Canada Heather Stupp

Doubles champions[edit]

Year Site Men's Women's
2017 Costa Rica San Jose Mexico Polo Gutierrez & Alejandro Landa Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
2016 Mexico San Luis Potosí Mexico Javier Moreno & Alejandro Landa Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
2015 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mexico Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
2014 Bolivia Santa Cruz Mexico Daniel De La Rosa & Edson Martinez[7] Mexico Susana Acosta & Samantha Salas[8]
2013 Colombia Cali Mexico Javier Moreno & Polo Gutierrez[9] United States Sharon Jackson & Rhonda Rajsich[10]
2012 Chile Temuco Bolivia Roland Keller & Ricardo Monroy Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
2011 Nicaragua Managua Mexico Javier Moreno & Polo Gutierrez Mexico Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas
2010 Honduras San Pedro Sula Canada Mike Green & Tim Landeryou Mexico Susana Acosta & Samantha Salas
2009 Colombia Cali United States Ben Croft & Mitch Williams United States Aimee Ruiz & Jackie Paraiso
2008 Costa Rica San Jose Mexico Javier Moreno & Gilberto Mejia United States Aimee Ruiz & Jackie Paraiso
2007 Chile Santiago Canada Vincent Gagnon & François Viens United States Janel Tisinger & Rhonda Rajsich
2006 Guatemala Guatemala City United States Woody Clouse & Willie Tilton United States Aimee Ruiz & Jackie Paraiso
2005 Venezuela Caracas United States Mike Guidry & Jason Thoerner Mexico Susana Acosta & Rosy Torres
2004 Ecuador Cuenca United States Carlos Bacmeister & Abraham Pena Mexico Susana Acosta & Rosy Torres
2003 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo United States Ruben Gonzalez & Mike Guidry United States Jackie Paraiso & Kim Russell
2002 Bolivia Cochabamba United States Ruben Gonzalez & Mike Guidry Canada Lori-Jane Powell & Karina Odegard
2001 Honduras San Pedro Sula United States Doug Eagle & Adam Karp United States Laura Fenton & Jackie Paraiso
2000 Bolivia None None
1999 Mexico Rosarito United States Doug Ganim & Drew Kachtik United States Joy MacKenzie & Jackie Paraiso
1998 Canada Winnipeg United States Adam Karp & Bill Sell United States Joy MacKenzie & Jackie Paraiso
1997 Mexico Chihuahua United States Todd O'Neil & Derek Robinson United States Joy MacKenzie & Jackie Paraiso
1996 Colombia Cali United States Adam Karp & Bill Sell United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes & Michelle Gould
1995 None None
1994 Argentina Buenos Aires United States Jeff Evans & Todd O'Neil United States Michelle Gould & Robin Levine
1993 Bolivia Cochabamba United States Joel Bonnett & Bill Sell United States Mary Lyons & Susan Morgan-Pfahler
1992 Honduras Tegucigalpa Canada Mike Ceresia & Roger Harripersad United States Robin Levine & Kim Russell
1991 Chile Santiago United States Jim Floyd & Tim Hansen United States Jackie Paraiso & Kim Russell
1990 United States Jacksonville United States Doug Ganim & Dan Obremski United States Malia Kamahoahoa Bailey & Toni Bevelock
1989 Costa Rica San Jose United States Brian Hawkes & Bill Sell
1988 Bolivia Santa Cruz United States Bill Sell & David Simonette

Multiple champions[edit]

List of men's multiple champions[edit]

Champion Singles Titles Doubles Titles Total
United States Bill Sell 1 4 5
Mexico Javier Moreno 0 5 5
Mexico Alvaro Beltran 3 1 4
Mexico Polo Gutierrez 1 3 4
Canada Sherman Greenfeld 3 0 3
Canada Mike Green 2 1 3
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa 2 1 3
Mexico Alejandro Landa 1 2 3
United States Adam Karp 0 3 3
United States Mike Guidry 0 3 3
United States Chris Cole 2 0 2
United States Jack Huczek 2 0 2
United States Doug Ganim 0 2 2
United States Todd O'Neil 0 2 2
United States Ruben Gonzalez 0 2 2
Bolivia Ricardo Monroy 1 1 2

List of women's multiple champions[edit]

Champion Singles Titles Doubles Titles Total
Mexico Paola Longoria 7 5 12
United States Jackie Paraiso 1 9 10
Mexico Samantha Salas 0 7 7
United States Michelle Gould 4 2 6
United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes 4 1 5
United States Rhonda Rajsich 3 2 5
Mexico Susana Acosta 0 4 4
United States Laura Fenton 2 1 3
United States Aimee Ruiz 0 3 3
United States Robin Levine 1 2 3
United States Kim Russell 0 3 3
United States Joy MacKenzie 0 3 3
Canada Lori-Jane Powell 1 1 2
United States Malia Kamahoahoa Bailey 1 1 2
Mexico Rosy Torres 0 2 2

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