Miguel Nava competed in the Boys’ Under 17 division, David Quintero competed in the Boys’ Under 15 division and Sebastian Paredes competed in the Boys’ Under 13 division.
The boys and SBSOS Squash Director Orla O’Doherty jumped on a plane from LAX to Boston on June 13 as they headed off to Williams College in Massachusetts for this prestigious event.
Nava was the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, while Quintero and Paredes were both seeded No. 3 in their age groups.
With more than 300 participants, the atmosphere was electric. All 13 NUSEA programs were represented at the tournament and was a testament to all the hard work these urban programs put into getting their students prepared.
After five grueling matches each at the tournament, both Nava and Paredes were victorious in their divisions and became National Urban Champions. Quintero finished in third place in his age group. That’s two national championships for Santa Barbara!
We are so proud of Miguel, David and Sebastian and their performances. The boys worked very hard leading up to this event, and it paid off as they brought home two national championships.
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