USHA syndication USHA RSS feeds syndication Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:33:59 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 2015 USHA National One-Wall Championships nbsp; BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Daskalakis and Sala Slam! Danielle Daskalakis (at left) teamed with Sandy Ng to slam in the Women #39;s Open, while Tyree Bastidas teamed with Billy O #39;Donnell to slam in the Men #39;s Open. nbsp; Tyree (making a stretched-out return in the doubles) turned back a great finals #39; performance from Cesar Sala, rallying from 9-7 in the breaker to win and then beat Timbo Gonzalez and Victor LoPierre in the doubles in two exciting games. nbsp; It was a hot Sunday with endurance playing a crucial role in all finals. nbsp; nbsp;See the Draws on site HERE ( nbsp; nbsp; All Tournaments - National 1-wall, 3-wall, 4-wall Results Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:37:26 +0100 2015 National 3-Wall Juniors / 24th LaGrange 3-Wall LA GRANGE, Ill. nbsp; -- nbsp; The 24th Annual LaGrange 3-Wall Tournament ( held in conjunction with the 2015 National 3-Wall Junior Championships ( , hosted by the Illinois Handball Association ( . There were weather delays on all days but Sunday when Nikolai Nahorniak (left with IHA #39;s Jamie Simon and Dane Szatkowski) slammed in the Open events in LaGrange. nbsp; Nahorniak is back on top of his game after knee surgery, as evidenced by his win over Dane Szatkowski in the singles and teaming with Bill Mehilos to beat Dane and Adam Szatkowski in the doubles. nbsp; Adam teamed with Mike Munson to win a tough seniors doubles final over Shane Conneely and James Komsthoeft. nbsp; Weather was an issue for the event but Leo Canales beat Michael Gaulton outside for the 19 title on Friday, 8, 11. Anthony Sullivan (hitting in photo) and Michael Gaulton (far left) came up just short in the 18 doubles to Leo Canales, who slammed in the singles and doubles, and Anthony Collado (right). Sullivan and Gaulton, 17, 16) took the first game, 14, and lead 19-11 In the second when Collado tightened his defense and Canales went on a serving spree to run out the game. nbsp; The tiebreaker was nip and tuck with the 19-year-olds pulling it out 11-8. nbsp; ldquo;I got a little tired, rdquo; Sullivan admitted. Jon Gutierrez went through the 15 and under round robin undefeated, beating Joe Coman in the final match in two close game. 19 Doubles results: Leo Canales/Anthony Collado d. Devin Peters/Patrick Cooke, 4, 12; Anthony Sullivan/Michael Gaulton d. Chandler Straw/James Teuber, 6, 5. Final: Collado/Sullivan d. Sullivan/Gaulton, (14), 19, 8. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; To view draws, start times and scores on the tournament #39;s r2sports site CLICK HERE. All Tournaments - Junior Nationals Results Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:30:20 +0100 Study of Protective Eyewear for Handball The accompanying ldquo;Study of Protective Eyewear for Handball rdquo; was conducted last winter at Pacific University. Principal investigators were Benjamin Schmid and David Steinberg. Consultants were Karl Citek, MS, O.D., PhD, and Professor Fraser Horn, O.D., chairman of the Sports Vision Council of the American Optometric Association. Videographer was Jeff Kastner. See the unabridged Study for Protective Eyewear for Handball report HERE. If interested in providing feedback for the ASTM subcommittee to write a standard for handball CLICK HERE. nbsp; The purpose of the study in March was to test the efficacy of several common types of protective eyewear used for handball. The laboratory at Pacific University rsquo;s School of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore., was the site for the study. The lab offered the basic testing apparatus, tools and equipment, and several professors of optometry provided expert opinion, oversight, comments and feedback to the experimental design and testing process.This study simulated how sample eyewear products react to being struck by a handball and observed effects on eye anatomy using data obtained from high-speed video and a force-measuring system.There are numerous variables to consider testing in a dynamic sport like handball. The investigators chose three to control: launch velocity, impact angle and ball type. Three ldquo;shots rdquo; are done for each variable while collecting data from the video and force-measurement equipment for each eyewear model. To be effective, eyewear must be able to prevent direct ball contact with the globe, lessen and disperse the impact energy, remain intact and in place, fit comfortably and minimize view obstruction. CLICK quot;READ MORE quot; to see videos and the rest of the report... News & Info - News & Info Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:57:39 +0100 Support TEAM USA for the 2015 World Handball Championships Get behind Team USA! nbsp; 2015 World Handball Championships ( amp;c=S1Huyc6Thd-2d7FNagvp4y2IhxN6P_9QUK1labbFaM9uFWbiimSaxw== amp;ch=1_E_Fo13anUCfMOKmCJnx_Zrjjy6nf6YoiCaN5q4wjIKcRwrVTH0_w==) now have over 700 players! nbsp; Team USA will be represented in 4-wall, 1-wall Small Ball and 1-wall Big Ball at the 2015 World Handball Championships in Calgary. nbsp; The USHA is raising funds to help send our champions to Calgary to compete and needs your support. nbsp; nbsp; You can help SUPPORT TEAM USA by contributing at any of the following RED, WHITE or BLUE Sponsorship levels: nbsp; RED Sponsorship ($1,000+) Receive a full Team USA uniform (warm up, shirt, shorts) WHITE Sponsorship ($500-999) Receive Team USA shirt and shorts BLUE Sponsorship ($100-499) Receive Team USA shirt or shorts Your contribution will help support travel for Team USA athletes as they compete this August! Make on Online Donation to TEAM USA HERE. ( amp;c=S1Huyc6Thd-2d7FNagvp4y2IhxN6P_9QUK1labbFaM9uFWbiimSaxw== amp;ch=1_E_Fo13anUCfMOKmCJnx_Zrjjy6nf6YoiCaN5q4wjIKcRwrVTH0_w==) nbsp; All Tournaments - Other Major Event Results Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:11:43 +0100 8th USHA National One-Wall Big-Ball Championships Finalist Timbo Gonzalez (left) with new Men #39;s Pro Singles champion Tywan Cook. nbsp; Gonzalez teamed with Allan Sanchez to win the Men #39;s Pro Doubles over last year #39;s champs Oscar Cardenas and Givonni Vazquez. nbsp; QUEENS, N.Y. -- A round of new champions were crowned for all Men #39;s and Women #39;s Pro events in the 8th USHA National One-Wall Big-Ball Championships ( amp;sortBy=defaultOrder). nbsp; nbsp; An off-and-on drizzle frustrated players and tournament organizers for most of Sunday morning, keeping the courts wet until matches were forced inside at the Elks Club in Queens. nbsp; Once players weren #39;t battling the elements, they focused their efforts to putting on an awesome display of handball and athleticism on the courts. nbsp; nbsp; Tywan Cook reached his third-straight finals and was able to win his first singles title over Timbo Gonzalez, 25-23. nbsp; nbsp; Gonzalez regrouped and joined partner Allan Sanchez to win the Men #39;s Pro Doubles title over defending champions Oscar Cardenas and Gio Vazquez, 25-21 nbsp; Sandy Ng was arguably the most dominant player in the Women #39;s bracket as she defeated Danielle Daskalakis handily, 25-9. nbsp; Previously Ng had found success in playing Small Ball before injuries had sidelined her. nbsp; Ng and Daskalakis teamed up to win the doubles, just edging past Melissa Sky and Jessica Santiago, 25-24. nbsp; Thank you to all the players who braved the elements and were patient to move to a new location for the 8th USHA National One-Wall Big-Ball Championships ( amp;sortBy=defaultOrder). nbsp; Thanks to the members of the One-Wall Committee who put in the long hours, attempted to predict the weather and got all the matches running. nbsp; nbsp; See results, draws and playing times at the r2sports event site HERE ( nbsp; All Tournaments - National 1-wall, 3-wall, 4-wall Results Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:36:09 +0100