JR WPH UWF Argos Classic

Posted on Jan 17 2017 - 11:50am by DV

Pensacola, FL, WPH Press, 1/17/17- The WPH proudly sponsored the JR WPH University of West Florida Argos Classic for the fifth straight year, featuring more than 50 collegiate handball players from the University of West Florida, the University of Texas, and Missouri State University. UWF Argos Head Coach Alan Moore and UWF Handball Club Founder Michael Morgan hosted the sensational event, ensuring that all collegiate players played at least four matches throughout the weekend. WPH Certified Coach and Race 4 Eight superstar Luis Cordova made the five-hour trip from Atlanta to serve as the event’s handball pro emeritus, providing playing tips and coaching throughout the weekend to the collegiate players and organizing a “Play the Pro” challenge.

“It was a really cool event and I’m really glad I made the five-hour trip from Atlanta,” stated Cordova. “I’ve never seen so many college players at one event and they are all really into handball and they are all getting really good.”

Cordova continued his domination on the court at the Argos Classic in a strong open field that included Sam Esser, Max Langmack, Michael Morgan, and Matt Vollink. Cordova defeated Sam Esser in a tiebreaker to win the Argos Classic for the fourth straight year and teamed with UWF’s Alex Grochowski to slam the doubles. “Sam was playing really well, hitting a lot of cracks,” stated Cordova. “It was great to see how much he’s improving.”

“This was a very successful tournament,” stated Moore. “A lot of great matches were played throughout the weekend. The University of Texas and Missouri State University were a huge part of this tournament. All three universities had a lot of fun and we created new friends and strengthened old relationships. To sum up, all of us came out of it having a great time and that was the main goal for the tournament.”

Check out the rest of the 2017 Argos Classic results below. Thank you to Alan Moore, Michael Morgan, Luis Cordova, and all of the collegiate players who made the 2017 Argos Classic such a great event.


Open: Luis Cordova

Finalist: Sam Esser

A: Russell Kenworthy

Finalist: Jared Iserman

B: Jeremy Aguilar

Finalist: Mikaila Mitchell

C: Spencer Watral

Finalist: Alan Moore

Emerald Masters: Jerry Garcia

Finalist: David Garcia

Men’s Open/A: Luis Cordova/ Alex Grochowski

Finalist: Sam Esser/ Ross Colyer


Open: Kara Edwards

Finalist: Kristen Hughes

B: Alexa Jones

Finalist: Annie Wallace

Mixed Doubles: Caylen Vinson/ Max Langmack

Finalist: Meghan Mudd