2014 US Squash National Skills Tournament


Men’s 6.0 champion Wade Johnstone (left) and finalist Waqar Mehboob.

An excerpt from the US Squash website:

“The men’s 6.0 final was contested by the respective Mid-Atlantic regional winner and finalist, thirty-two-year-old Australian Wade Johnstone who previously played on the Professional Squash Association world tour, and twenty-seven-year-old Waqar Mehboob who won a number of British Junior Open titles. Johnstone remained on top to win his first national skill level title in defeating Mehboob 7-11, 11-4, 11-1, 11-7.”

Congratulations to all winners and finalists in the US Squash National Skills event.


Men’s 3.0 champion Ryan York (right) and finalist Stefan Reichenstein

I would like to personally congratulate one of my students, fourteen-year old, Ryan York, who attends St Paul’s School for Boys in Baltimore.  He won his first national title in the Men’s 3.0 division against opponent Stefan Reichenstein, a twenty-year old from Johns Hopkins University.  They had earlier played in the Mid-Atlantic regional championship where Stefan beat Ryan in 5 close games.  This time around in the National Championship Ryan reversed the regional results to win the national title 11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11.

On his way to the final Ryan defeated the No.2 seed Alvaro Betancur, in the semi finals, before knocking off Stefan (the No.1 seed) in the final.

Great victory Ryan and keep up the hard work we’ve been doing in training.


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