February 16, 2012

CSU-Pueblo duo win national doubles racquetball title

PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Feb. 16, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo students Nick Montalbano and Jansen Allen are the latest titlists from the ThunderWolves' wildly successful racquetball team, winning a national doubles championship Feb. 12.

Montalbano, a sophomore from West Islip, N.Y., and Allen, a senior from Rice, Tex., entered multiple brackets at the USA Racquetball Championships, held at Arizona State University Feb. 8-12, and won national titles in two divisions - the Under-25 division and the open division. 

They were also runners-up in the men's 24-25 division.  The tournament marked the first time the duo played together in competition.

Both Montalbano and Allen boast outstanding resumes.  Montalbano has three world championships to his credit, and now has seven national titles.  Allen has two world titles and eight national championships.

Both have qualified for inclusion on the U.S. Racquetball National Team.

Montalbano is sponsored by Prince/Ektelon Sports, Rollout Racquetball and John Griffin Roofing.  Allen is sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods.