Roger Etchevers of Team USA won a bronze medal with a commanding performance Wednesday afternoon in the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Etchevers, 38, overwhelmed Luis Maidana of Argentina in singles trinkete handball. The score was 15-1 in both matches. With his victory, Etchevers earned the distinction of becoming the first-ever U.S. athlete [...]Read more ›
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The Team USA Basque Pelota squad put on impressive performances Tuesday morning as four different athletes advanced to the gold and bronze medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Roberto Huarte will play for the gold medal in 36-meter handball, while brothers Tony and Josetxu Huarte will also play for the gold in 36-meter doubles handball. [...]Read more ›
Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte lost tough contests against two of the top handball athletes in the world Monday morning at the 2011 Pan American Games, but both Team USA players still remain in the medal hunt at the international competition in Guadalajara Mexico. Etchevers, a native of Pomona, California, who now lives in Basque town of Irissari, lost to [...]Read more ›
After opening with a series of wins and some tough losses, the Team USA Basque Pelota players will be battling to advance to the medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games being held in Mexico. Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte, who scored strong opening victories in trinkete and 36-meter handball, respectively, will face formidable foes from Mexico on Monday [...]Read more ›
Brothers Tony and Josetxo Huarte of Team USA won their opening matches Friday afternoon during the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. The Huarte brothers trounced the Argentinian duo of Raul Axel Mikkan and Esteban Lucas Varron in two preliminary matches at the Complejo Revolucion court in Guadalajara, Mexico. The score in both games was 10-1. Both [...]Read more ›
By Xabier Berrueta, United States Federation of Pelota As the World Championships of Pelota enters its final rounds, Team USA members have played some great games and shown a lot of potential for future tournaments. Here’s a rundown of some of the action so far: Tony Huarte of team USA is heading into the semifinals. His opponent will either be [...]Read more ›