Pickle In The Peaks: Pickleball tournament sees competitors travel from across the US to Summit County


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The medals from the third yearly Pickle in the Peaks pickleball tournament at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne. The Summit County Pickleball Association hosted the function from July 14-16 and noticed around 100 teams, and 200 gamers from across the state of Colorado and the United States.
Julie Worthington/Courtesy photograph

From Thursday, July 14, to Saturday, July 16, the Summit County Pickleball Affiliation hosted its third yearly Pickle in the Peaks pickleball event at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne. 

With pickleball on the increase within just the county and across the U.S., it came as no surprise that he match had the largest turnout the affiliation has at any time observed.

“We experienced these types of a superb weekend of pickleball in Summit County — 111 groups, 17 singles and over 200 players stretching in age from 10 decades outdated to 80 years outdated,” Summit County Pickleball Affiliation secretary Julie Worthington stated.

Exhibiting the reputation of the function, a large variety of the members traveled in purchase to participate in the match. In accordance to Worthington, competition traveled from Grand Junction, Buena Vista, Castle Rock, Boulder, Denver, Kansas City, Houston and Boston to enjoy in the match. 

In combined doubles, Alissa and Matthew Leightman took gold in the 3. division, Caitlin and Tom Hanson took gold in the 3.5 division and Stephanie McDonald and Chris Branson received the title in the 4. division.     

Andrea and Dan Chase Tina Elgin and Greg Brown and Carolyn Tilley and Joe Cavazos all took silver in their respective divisions. 

In the 3. men’s doubles division, Matt Jones and Colin Phippf beat out Richard Solomon and Marty Stenzler for very first place. Trevor Kopp and Karl Knicely won in the 3.5 division, and Rob Fuller and Matthew Gerber gained the 4. division. 

Summit inhabitants Tommy Gogolen and Josh Underwood came just brief of profitable silver in the 4. men’s doubles division. 

In the women’s doubles, it was Lisa Bernard and Mindy Brown, Tina Elgin and Ree Migliozzi, and Patty Pyle and Sandy Rice who all gained gold medals in their respective divisions.

A Summit centered workforce produced up of Caitlin Hanson and Mandy Underwood took next in the women’s doubles 4. division. 

Rounding out the doubles divisions, Hank Connolly and Jake Fahrney positioned to start with in the junior division.

A pair of athletes compete in the mixed doubles division at the 3rd once-a-year Pickle in the Peaks pickleball event from July 14-16 at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne. Not only did Summit residents contend in the event, but a lot of competition from across the state of Colorado and the U.S. traveled to Silverthorne to take part in the event.
Julie Worthington/Courtesy photograph

Pursuing his achievement in men’s doubles, Matthew Gerber competed very well in the men’s singles competitiveness. Gerber defeated Summit’s Josh Underwood in purchase to get his 2nd gold medal of the weekend. Underwood, who was introduced to the sport by means of his mom, racked up a 2nd silver medal by ending in 2nd spot. Rob Fuller adopted in third place.

In the women’s singles, Summit’s Mandy Underwood put 1st by defeating Deb Rea. Underwood concluded the weekend with a initially-place unique finish and a next-position doubles complete. 

With Rea inserting 2nd, Ree Migliozzi took dwelling bronze in the women’s one division.

By Harriet