Congratulations to the great team of Commissioners for Pickleball in the State Games of Oregon.  They hosted a terrific event which ran smoothly and was attended by some of the best pickleball talent in the country.  June Crabb, Paul Haertel, Jim and Tammy Cessna, Steve Paranto and Lala Climaco (all members of Columbia River Pickleball Club) did a ton of work to make the weekend memorable.  Thank you also to the other helpers, volunteer referees and the players who participated in making this a great event.
Columbia River Pickleball Club once again had great results in the competition.  Our members brought home 21 medals in the Open and Age Group divisions, not including numerous medals in the drop down divisions.  CRPC won 6 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze medals.
Enrique Ruiz won Open Singles and also took 3 silver and 1 bronze medal.
Chris Barksdale took silver in all three open events, singles, doubles and mixed.
Caryn McComas was a double gold medal winner in Women’s Open Doubles and 50+ Mixed Doubles with Paul Porch
Steve Paranto won 2 gold medals in 50+ Singles and 50+ Doubles with Randy Bither.  He accomplished that in addition to being the match announcer and an organizer for the event.
pictures to follow soon…