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Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 2/10/19- The 2018/19 Race 4 Eight season has featured four R48 Men’s Pro events, in addition to one WR48 and one SR48 stop through January of 2019. The R48 Men’s Pro has featured four different champions in its first four stops of the season, while the #1 pros on the WR48 and SR48 nabbed the each tour’s only titles of the season, respectively. The R48 Men’s Pros and the SR48 will be in action this week (February 15-17) in New Orleans, as the R48 stars will be competing in their fifth stop of the season, while the SR’s will be playing in their second stop of the season.

Check out all of the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight Elite pro’s stats below + go Inside the Numbers.

2018/19 R48 Men’s Pro (four events)

Killian Carroll

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 6/15/1993

Hometown: Cork County, IRE (now resides in Boston, MA)

Height: 5’7

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 3rd (L. Cordova), 2-1, 80-60 (57%)

Tucson: 2nd (Lenning) 3-1, 119-85 (58%)

Portland: 2nd (D. Cordova), 4-1, 132-53 (71%)

Montana: 1st (Lenning), 4-0. 133-64 (68%)

Average finish: 2

Combined points won/lost: 464-262 (64%)

Season record: 13-3

Season highlights: Carroll eclipsed Luis Moreno for second all-time R48 wins (11) with his victory in Montana and stands just three titles from tying R48 Men’s Pro record-holder Paul Brady with 14 titles

Sean Lenning

Ranking: #2

Started season: #2

Age: 4/18/1985

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Height: 6’2

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 3rd (D. Cordova), 2-1, 79-51 (61%)

Tucson: 1st (Carroll), 4-0, 129-91 (59%)

Portland: 3rd (D. Cordova), 3-1, 112-66 (63%)

Montana: 2nd (Carroll), 3-1, 115-112 (51%)

Average finish: 2.25

Combined points won/lost: 435-320 (58%)

Season record: 12-3

Season highlights: Lenning collected his seventh R48 title at the 2018 Tucson Memorial, playing some of the best ball of his career en-route to a two-game sweep of Killian Carroll, tying Carroll for the #1 ranking for the six weeks leading up to Portland

Daniel Cordova

Ranking: #3

Started season: #4

Age: 9/10/1992

Hometown: El Paso, TX (now resides in Atlanta, GA)

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 2nd (L. Cordova), 3-1, 129-100 (56%)

Tucson: 5th (Fink), 3-1, 110-66 (63%)

Portland: 1st (Carroll), 5-0, 156-88 (64%)

Montana: 3rd (Carroll), 2-1, 79-53 (60%)

Average finish: 2.75

Combined points won/lost: 474-307 (61%)

Season record: 13-3

Season highlights: Danos earned his first R48 title in his third final (in five events), dominating then co-R48 #1’s Sean Lenning and Killian Carroll en route to the Portland title

Luis Cordova

Ranking: #4

Started season: #6

Age: 11/13/1990

Hometown: Juarez, MEX (now resides in Atlanta, GA)

Height: 6’1

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 1st (D. Cordova), 4-0, 151-115 (58%)

Tucson: 3rd (Lenning), 2-1, 100-60 (63%)

Portland: 3rd (Carroll), 3-1, 99-78 (56%)

Montana: 3rd (Lenning), 2-1, 85-82 (51%)

Average finish: 2.5

Combined points won/lost: 435-335 (56%)

Season record: 11-3

Season highlights: Lucho clinched his first R48 title of his career on his home courts at the Recreation ATL, defeating Carroll in two games in the semifinals and overcoming his brother in a thriller in the final

David Fink

Ranking: #5

Started season: #5

Age: 8/2/1977

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’11

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 7th (L. Cordova), 1-2, 75-81 (48%)

Tucson: 3rd (Carroll), 2-1, 98-87 (53%)

Portland: 9th (Iglesias), 4-1, 131-88 (60%)

Montana: 7th (Carroll), 1-2, 67-69 (49%)

Average finish: 6.5

Combined points won/lost: 371-325 (53%)

Season record: 8-6

Season highlights: Fink advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 Tucson Memorial, cooling off a white hot Danos Cordova in the quarterfinals before losing to Killian Carroll in a close tiebreaker

Vic Perez

Ranking: #6

Started season: #7

Age: 3/7/1989

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 5th (Lenning), 3-1, 89-62 (59%)

Tucson: 7th (D. Cordova) 1-2, 41-58 (41%)

Portland: 5th (Carroll), 4-1, 140-82 (63%)

Montana: 6th (Lenning), 2-2, 101-92 (52%)

Average finish: 5.75

Combined points won/lost: 371-294 (56%)

Season record: 10-6

Season highlights: Perez has finished between seventh and fifth in his four starts thus far this season, reaching his career-best R48 #6 ranking and knocking on the door to the top five

Emmett Peixoto

Ranking: #7

Started season: #6

Age: 10/15/1982

Hometown: Watsonville, CA (now resides in Pinole, CA)

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 7th (D. Cordova), 1-2, 62-91 (41%)

Tucson: 6th (L. Cordova), 2-2, 71-76 (48%)

Portland: 10th (Chavez), 3-2, 129-91 (59%)

Montana: 7th (L. Cordova), 1-2, 71-74 (49%)

Average finish: 7.5

Combined points won/lost: 333-332 (50%)

Season record: 7-8

Season highlights: Peixoto has looked outstanding at times this season, trouncing former R48 #1 Mando Ortiz twice this season in the playoffs and narrowly missing a chance at his first semifinal of the season in a tight three-game loss to Lucho Cordova in the quarterfinals in Montana

Marcos Chavez

Ranking: #8

Started season: #9

Age: 3/20/1974

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 R48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Atlanta: 6th (Carroll), 2-2, 75-95 (47%)

Tucson: did not qualify (19th)

Portland: 6th (Carroll), 3-2, 121-122 (50%)

Montana: 9th (Perez), 3-1, 105-80 (57%)

Average finish: 10

Combined points won/lost: 301-297 (50%)

Season record: 8-5

Season highlights: Chavez became the oldest (44) R48 player in history to reach the Elite 8, while also earning his first Elite 8 ranking with his ninth place win in Montana

2018/19 WR48 Elite Stats (semifinalists through one event)

Catriona Casey

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 8/10/1993

Hometown: Country Cork, IRE

Height: 5’3

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 1st (Ni Churraoin) 3-0, 90-25 (78%)

Average finish: 1

Season record: 3-0

Season highlights: Casey picked up her 16th WR48 title in 18 WR48 starts and likely added another challenger to her throne, as Ciana Ni Churraoin has announced herself to a serious threat to the WR48 #1

Ciana Ni Churraoin

Ranking: #6

Started season: n/a

Age: 9/3/1996

Hometown: Invern, Galway, IRE (now attends graduate school in Mankato, MN)

Height: 5’9

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 2nd (Casey), 3-1, 111-49 (70%)

Average finish: 2

Season record: 3-1

Season highlights: CNC advanced to her second WR48 final in her first WR48 start in more than 18 months following knee surgery. CNC nearly pushed WR48 #1 Catriona Casey to a tiebreaker in a second game overtime loss

Tracy Davis

Ranking: #2

Started season: #2

Age: 3/30/1977

Hometown: Brooklyn, CA (now resides in Livermore, CA)

Height: 5’9

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 3rd (Ni Churraoin), 2-1, 65-62 (51%)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 2-1

Season highlights: Davis continues to defy Father Time, taking third at the 2018 Tucson Memorial and retaining her WR48 #2 ranking at 41 years old

Ashley Moler

Ranking: #3

Started season:

Age: 1/23/1987

Hometown: Burlington, IA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’7

2018/19 WR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 4th, 1-2, 57-61 (48%)

Average finish: 4

Season record: 1-2

Season highlights: Dr. Moler reached a career-high #3 WR48 ranking following her 4th place finish on her home court at the 2018 Tucson Memorial

2018/19 SR48 Elite Stats (semifinalists through one event)

David Fink

Ranking: #1

Started season: #1

Age: 8/2/1977

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA (now resides in Tucson, AZ)

Height: 5’11

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 1st (Chavez), 3-0, 90-15 (86%)

Average finish: 1

Season record: 3-0

Season highlights: Fink picked up his third SR48 title in four SR48 starts at the 2018 Tucson Memorial, dominating the field by winning a staggering 86% of his points played in three routs in Tucson

Marcos Chavez

Ranking: #2

Started season: #2

Age: 3/20/1974

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Height: 5’10

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 2nd (Fink), 3-1, 117-82 (59%)

Average finish: 2

Season record: 3-1

Season highlights: Chavez advanced to the final of the 2018 SR48 Tucson Memorial without his best stuff, grinding out two tiebreaker wins en route to the final, finishing second to SR rival David Fink

Tyler Hamel

Ranking: #4

Started season: n/a

Age: 3/13/1972

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, CAN (now resides in Houston, TX)

Height: 6’0

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 3rd (Chavez), 3-1, 100-69 (59%)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 3-1

Season highlights: Dr. Hamel returned to the SR48 tour fir the first time in nearly three years and did not appear to miss a beat. The Panther was as smooth as ever in dominating then SR48 #3 Joe Harris and finished third with another impressive victory against Leo Canales, Sr.

Leo Canales, Sr.

Ranking: #7

Started season: n/a

Age: 12/9/1965

Hometown: Juarez, MEX

Height: 5’5

2018/19 SR48 Finishes

Event, finish, wins/losses, total points won-lost:

Tucson: 4th (Fink), 2-2, 84-105 (44%)

Average finish: 4

Season record: 2-2

Season highlights: El Senor made his presence felt on the SR48 tour in Tucson, outlasting SR48 #3 George Garcia in a quarterfinal thriller to finish fourth overall in the outstanding SR48 Tucson field

Inside the Numbers

  • Most points won in a tournament: Danos Cordova Portland (156)
  • Most wins this season: Killian Carroll and Danos Cordova (13)
  • In six Race 4 Eight events this season (combining R48, WR48, and SR48), there have been six different winners
  • Highest percentage of points won in a tournament: David Fink SR48 Tucson Memorial (86%)
  • Lowest percentage of points won by any R48 Elite, WR48 Elite, or SR48 Elite: Emmett Peixoto (Atlanta) and Vic Perez (Tucson): 41%
  • Highest percent of points won in a tournament by a R48 Men’s Pro: Killian Carroll in Portland (71%) *Carroll finished second in this event
  • Most titles of any Elite Race 4 Eight star in history: Catriona Casey (16)
  • Oldest Elite Race 4 Eight star: Leo Canales, Sr. (53)
  • Youngest Elite Race 4 Eight star: Ciana Ni Churraoin (22)
  • Most losses of any Elite Race 4 Eight star: Emmett Peixoto (8)
  • Of the 2018/19 Race 4 Eight Elite, Catriona Casey,Ciana Ni Churraoin, Sean Lenning, Lucho Cordova, and David Fink have played overtime games this season
  • The three most winning players in Race 4 Eight history are Irish: Casey (16), Brady (14), Carroll (11)
  • Each member of the 2018/19 R48 Men’s Pro has scored between two and six points in single-game losses this season
  • Danos has won the most combined points on the 2018/19 season (474)
  • Amongst the R48 Men’s Pro, Killian Carroll has the highest percent of points won thus far on the 2018/19 season (64%)
  • Luis Cordova has lost the most points thus far on the 2018/19 season (335)
  • Amongst the R48 Men’s Pro, Emmett Peixoto and Marcos Chavez have the lowest percentage of points won thus far on the 2018/19 season (50%)

*Elite Race 4 Eight star is considered the current R48 Men’s Pro Elite 8 and the four semifinalists from the WR48 and SR48 2018 Tucson Memorial

To view all of the Race 4 Eight pro players bios, go HERE

Lucho Cordova on the Rise HERE

The Flying Cordovas: From Juarez Bros to R48 Pros HERE

2018/19 Race 4 Eight Preview HERE

2017/18 R48 and WR48 Match Analytics HERE

Handball Terminology + Instruction and R48 Rules HERE

WPH Power Rankings HERE

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends HERE

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists HERE

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