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Jun
23

CitySquashers Capture Three Urban Individual National Titles

 

 

 

 

 

Sixty-nine CitySquash team members travelled to Williams and Amherst Colleges this past weekend for the 13th annual Urban Individual Nationals. CitySquash team members competed alongside over 400 other urban squash players in the largest Urban Individual Nationals to date. In the end, our Bronx players made it to the finals of six of the eight divisions, and CitySquah came away with the BU13, BU15, and GU17 titles. At Williams, middle-schooler Caleb Boateng came away with the BU13 title after edging fellow CitySquash teammate, Jesse Brew, in a thrilling five-game final. Dylan Ram captured the BU15 title after taking on fellow CitySquasher, Axel Michaca in the finals. Competing at Amherst, CitySquash team member Tyla McKenzie captured her third consecutive Urban Individual title with a win in the GU17 division, and William Pantle was a finalist in the B19 division. The weekend also included a NUSEA-sponsored writing and art competitions in which CitySquash 6th grader Alex Garces was runner-up in the BU13 art contest. Congratulations to all CitySquash team members who competed this past weekend and thank you to NUSEA and US Squash for organizing a great event.

Jun
15

CitySquash Route 66 Fundraiser Ride

 

 

Bryan Patterson, CitySquash’s Director of Squash, and a group of CitySquash team members and supporters have embarked on a bike ride from Los Angeles to Chicago along Historic Route 66. In total, the route is over 2,000 miles long and will take approximately four weeks to complete. Riding alongside Bryan is a cohort of supporters and three CitySquash students – Cristian Escalona (Episcopal High School ’16), Jeremy Carrasquillo (Suffield Academy ’16), and Karina Lazaro (Tabor Academy ’16). Following their departure on June 7th from Los Angeles, Bryan and his gang have camped in small towns throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Their journey will conclude on July 7th in Chicago. If you are interested in supporting CitySquash on The Route 66 Fundraiser Ride, you can make a donation through the link above. Thanks to all who have already supported The Ride!

Jan
20

CitySquashers Win Three UTN Titles

 

CitySquash was one of the host sites of the 2015 Urban Team Nationals that brought together over 400 urban squash players from across the country over MLK Day weekend. The tournament coincided with the 20th anniversary of the founding of urban squash, so there was much to celebrate. In the end, CitySquash came away with three titles, bringing its tally of Urban National Titles to 73. Our BU13 ‘A’ team was victorious over their ‘B’ counterparts in an all-CitySquash final, the GU13 team reversed a 2-0 deficit against Squash Haven to win the title 3-2, and the BU15 team overcame another strong Squash Haven squad 4-1 in their final. CitySquash also had finalists in the GU15 and BU19 divisions. Congratulations to our team members, and thank you to all who came and cheered on our CitySquashers this weekend.