2008 Junior Olympic Racquetball Championships
Big C Athletic Club – Concord, California


Steven Stewart & Cody Bailey both of Anchorage will be competing at this year’s Junior Olympic Racquetball Championships June 25-29 along with 250 other TOP Junior Players from every State in the Nation. This event is a U.S. National Team Qualifier. One year appointments to the U.S. Junior National Team will be earned by top finishers in 18-Gold Singles, 16-Gold Singles, 14-Gold Singles in Boy’s and Girl’s divisions. Steven will compete in the Boy’s 18 & Under Singles and Cody competing in his first National Tournament will play in the Boy’s 8 & under Single and Multi-Bounce divisions. Both the Boy’s are scheduled to start play on Wednesday afternoon, I will post all their results as they become available. View the OFFICIAL Website along with all the draws.


Cody Bailey

8 & Under Single Bounce (Gold)
1st Round vs Jeremy Rowley – Mesa, AZ – Won 15-2, 15-1
2nd Round vs Sean Henry – Georgetown, IN – Lost 10-15, 15-5, 11-7
Drop to Boy’s 8 & Under (Red)
1st Round (Semi) vs Cameron Ghoddoucy – Pleasanton, CA – Won 15-1, 15-3
2nd Round (Final) vs Jordan Birnel – Bellingham, WA – Won 15-4, 15-5

GOLD Medal Boy’s 8 & Under (Red)

8 & Under Multi-Bounce (Gold)
1st Round vs Andres Barrera – Pleasanton, Ca – Won 3-15, 15-2, 11-2
2nd Round vs Christian Ulliman – Westerville, OH – Won 15-3, 15-6
3rd Round (Final) vs David Zeng – Troy, MI – Lost 15-7, 3-15, 11-3

Silver Medal Boy’s 8 & Under (MB) Gold Division

Steven Stewart

18 & Under (Gold)
1st Round vs Dan Brown – Petaluma, Ca – Won 15-3, 15-2
2nd Round vs John Craig-Chisholm – Marlborough, MA – Lost 15-6, 15-8
Drop to Boy’s 18 & Under (RED)
1st Round vs Michael Bone – Omaha, NE – Lost 15-5, 14-15, 11-3


A big hand to both these Boy’s, They did the state of Alaska proud with their play and GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, Even though Steven was shut out of the Medals this year he gave one of the Top players in the tournament a TOUGH Match to remember. This was Cody’s first time out to a National Event and he is bringing 2 Medals Home, Nice going, Cody! And now it’s on to IRF Junior Worlds.