Junior Singles at the Ice Bowl

Tucson, Arizona, WPH Press, 8/21/13

Junior WPH was proud to present the 12-and-under 3-Wall Junior Singles at the 2023 Ice Bowl; featuring thirteen youngsters from Arizona, Texas, and Mexico. The thirteen enthusiastic youngsters competed under the lights at Clark Park, making this junior bracket one of the most exciting events in JR WPH history. Many of the youngsters were competing in their first or second tournament, prompting many of the game’s top pros to volunteer to referee and help with the junior matches.

The Fred Lewis Foundation’s Lindsey brothers advanced to the final to face one another, as Johnny upset top-seeded Luis Cordova III en route to the final and Kelvin defeated Azriel Gomez to advance to the final.

Kelvin and Johnny played spectacularly under the lights in the final, with both hitting with power and returning shots from well behind the back line. The older Kelvin was slightly stronger than his younger brother, winning the title in two games. Johnny was awarded with the JR WPH Ice Bowl Sportsmanship Award for his tremendous effort and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. All of the junior players played at least three matches.

“A lot of my kids were really motivated after the tournament and cannot wait for practice next week,” stated Fred Lewis Foundation Executive Director Abraham Montijo.

Thank you to JR WPH for hosting and sponsoring the Ice Bowl Junior singles, Abraham Montijo and the Fred Lewis Foundation and all of the parents and junior players for an outstanding tournament.

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Posted on: August 24, 2023, by : DV