The Ottumwa Courier


October 28, 2010

Ottumwa’s Crosser wins racquetball championship

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa’s Bryan Crosser is thankful to be back in the River City.

It’s here where he can teach invaluable lessons centered around his sport — the art of racquetball.

The 2003 Johnston High School grad has made his way back to Ottumwa after working as an indoor court sports product manager in Bordentown, N.J. Crosser has had the pleasure of hitting tennis balls with Maria Sharapova and has worked out with several NFL standouts, namely Chris Long, NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long’s son.

His expertise in the sport of racquetball is extensive, as he’s coached a gold-medal winning junior national team. He’s currently aiming to help Ottumwa youth and to get them involved and energized in racquetball with a Youth and Teen Circuit Training Clinic at the local YMCA in Ottumwa.

“I want to just help kids out. That’s really what it boils down to,” said Crosser, who trains with Doug Pumroy of Ottumwa. Pumroy won a state prep title in 1980 in mixed doubles alongside Mary Dotterer.

Crosser is a 10-time Iowa state champion and five-time midwest regional title holder. He recently took first place in the 15th Annual U.S. Open Racquetball Championships in Minneapolis last week. He won the 25-and-over division in singles play, held at the Target Center.

The youth and teen clinic here in Ottumwa started on Oct. 11 and runs through Nov. 11. The hour clinic will last from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and is held on Mondays and Thursdays. The cost is $20 for non-member participants and free for YMCA members.

Attendees of the clinic will learn how to focus on safe and effective exercise, maximizing athletic ability and building confidence.

Crosser is a UNI grad and currently works at Anderson Larkin Financial Services for his uncle, Ken Crosser. Ken is the father of Peyton Crosser, Ottumwa’s all-state volleyball player that will try to help the Bulldogs topple Dowling Catholic in the regional semifinals Thursday.


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