Andy Nett, Winona, MN

Posted on Feb 21 2012 - 9:38pm by admin
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nettDate of birth: August 22, 1980

Height: 6’2

Dominant hand: Right

Hometown/where you live now: born in Winona, MN, now live in Minneapolis, MN

Coach (now/ever): my dad, John Nett

Sparring partner(s) at home: Matt Hiber

Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: World Open Doubles Championship with Luis Moreno, MN State Open Doubles Championship with my dad:

Best tournament ever won: World Open Doubles Championship with Luis Moreno, MN State doubles championship with my dad

How long have you been playing: Since I was about 8 years old

What do you do for work: Teacher

What are your goals in handball going forward: To keep improving

What are your goals for the R48 season: Make it to Salt Lake City

Favorite handball tournament: The 2012 World Championships in Dublin, Ireland

How do you prepare for Race events: Play handball, do some cross training, and try to eat right

What do you love about handball: I love that it is a sport you can play your whole life.

How would you describe your game: I try to stay aggressive and shoot the ball when I get the opportunity.

What is your best shot: Probably my serve

 Given the choice, what top R48 would you most like to play: Anyone ranked ahead of me

Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: My dad

Who do you think is the best player of all time: Paul Brady

Which current Race 4 Eight or top pro would you most like to play: Anyone ranked ahead of me

2011/12 Race Record:

R48 I #1 Plummer ’11: Tied 5th: Round of 8 loss (Lenning)

R48 I #2 U.S. Open ’11: 8th place: Round of 8 loss (Alvarado)

R48 I #3 Tucson ‘11: Tied 7th place: Round of 8 loss (Moreno)

R48 I #4 Fresno ’12: did not qualify

R48 I #5: Atlanta ’12: Tied 11th: Round of 16 loss (Fink)

R48 I # 6: Salt Lake City ’12: did not qualify

R48 I #7: LAAC: Tied 7th place: Round of 8 loss (Moreno)

R48 I #8: TPC Seattle: 8th place: Round of 8 loss (Moreno)

2012/13 Race Record:

R48 II #1 U.S. Open ’12: 6th place: Round of 8 loss (Moreno)

R48 II #2 Tucson ’12: 5th place: Round of 8 loss (Lenning)

R48 II #3 Houston ’13: 6th place: Round of 8 loss (Shanks)

R48 II #4 Alaska ’13: Tied 7th place: Round of 8 loss (Lenning)

R48 II #5 Denver ’13: 5th place: Round of 8 loss (Fink)

R48 II #6 Salt Lake City ’13: 5th place: Round of 8 loss (Shanks)

R48 II #7 TPC Seattle ’13: 5th Place

2013/14 Race Record:

R48 III #1 Plummer ’13:  6th Place: Round of 8 Loss (Al.Garner)

R48 III #2 US Open ’13: 10th Place: Round of 16 Loss (K. Carroll)

R48 III #3 Houston ’14:  11th Place:  Round of 16 Loss (McCarthy)

Summary

The Minnesota Dreamboat is known by his peers as the silent assassin. Unassuming and unfailingly humble, Nett has the game to beat anybody. According to former WPH #1 and one time victim of Nett, Charly Shanks, if Nett starts making his first strike kill with regularity he could be dawning yellow in the near future. Nett appeared in 10 consecutive Race quarterfinals from the R48 I LAAC Stop #7 through the R48 III Plummer Stop #1. Nett’s quarterfinal streak was broken at R48 III Stop #2 Simple Green U.S. Open.

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