A great time to be in Durango, Colorado! When snow covers the San Juan Mountains, runners and cyclists roam through city streets in 45 degree, sunny weather. Add to the mix a great indoor court sport event at two venues (Durango Sports Club and Durango Rec Center). 


This annual racquetball tournament featured men and women, racquetball and paddleball, and renewed friendships with fine hospitality. 

For those who have not experienced this blend of ‘feel good’, put it on your calendar for next year. 


1st Ben Lloyd 2nd Samson Drake 

Honorable Mention: 

Bruno Drake, Jacob Lucero, Aileen McManus, Jamaica Garza


Womens Open:

Dena Morrissey def Ysabel Espinoza 11-3, 10-11, 11-2

3rd Michaele Lani 

4th Heather Zadra 

5th Iva Espinoza


Womens B: 

Yvonne Grinnell def Marissa Reimers 11-7, 2-11, 11-8

3rd Roxanne Henderson 

4th Lora Olson

5th (tie) Victoria Espinoza & Nancy Young

Men’s Open

Ken Cheshire def Steve Strahler 11-9, 11-8

3rd (tie) Herman Hernandez & Chris Smith 

1/4s Donovan Duran,Windser Wilhelmsen, Randy Wagner, Jason Anderson

9th (tie) Francisco Pulido & Paul Dimas

Men’s Elite

Randy Wagner def Donovan Duran 11-10, 11-0

3rd (tie) Jason Anderson & Paul Dimas 

5th (tie) Francisco Pulido & Windser Wilhelmsen

Men’s A: 

Jason Anderson def Gary Flores 11-5, 5-11, 11-8

3rd German Valles 

4th Rafael Hernandez 

1/4s John Parks, Tim Blasiman, Hector Pena, Riley Searle

Mens B: 

Tim Blasiman def Hector Pena 11-10, 11-9

3rd Riley Searle

Mens C: 

Dave Steele def Byron Turner 10-11, 11-3, 11-6

3rd Martin Germaine 

4th Frazier Houston

Open Doubles: 

Ken Cheshire & Paul Dimas def Donovan Duran & Herman Hernandez 11-7, 7-11, 11-5

3rd Todd Ormonde & Chris Smith

A Doubles: 

Rafael Hernandez & German Valles def Gary Flores & Alfred Martinez 11-10, wbid

3rd Hector Pena & Francisco Pulido

B Doubles: 

Lysa Hixson & Jason Krueger def Mike Morales & Dave Steele 11-6, 11-4 

Womens Doubles

Ysabel Espinoza & Yvonne Grinnell def Marissa Reimers & Janet Wells 11-10, 11-9

3rd Iva Espinoza & Lora Olson

Open Mixed: 

Michaele Lani & Steve Strahler def Dena Morrissey & Randy Wagner 9-11, 11-9, 11-6

3rd Ysabel Espinoza & Herman Hernandez

Int Mixed: 

Lysa Hixson & Jason Krueger def Heather Zadra & Dave Steele 11-8, 11-6

3rd Janet Wells & Hector Pena


5-8 March NPA National Paddleball & Rocky Mountain Doubles;

Midtown Sports & Wellness, Albuquerque

13-15 St. Pat’s Festival; Clovis Community College SAC, Clovis, NM

26-29 NM State Singles & Juniors; Midtown, Albuquerque New Mexico Racquetball Facebook