“Don’t Call it a Comeback”
John “Rookie” Wright is undeniably the greatest 1-wall handball player of this generation. He has dominated this sport since the mid-90’s and at 38 years of age, is still considered one of the strongest and most consistent competitors in the game. Last year Rookie suffered a serious knee injury and there were numerous rumors circulating that he was soon to retire. Like a true champion Rookie refused to accept defeat and began rehabilitating himself back to health. He began the 2011 season slow, taking a couple of losses and struggling to find his footing. Six months later Rookie was back on top, reclaiming his position as the number one 1-wall player in the USA! He dominated the 2011 Sky Bounce Nationals taking first place in both the doubles and singles divisions. This year he defended his 1-wall Open Singles Invitational title as champion for the 3rd consecutive year!
According to the weekly Wallball World poll he was also the fan favorite to win the Open Singles event and is currently leading the pack as the best nominee to represent the USA overseas.
Congratulations to our new Player of the Week, John “Rookie” Wright!