Athlete of the Week

An eighth-grader at Paul Revere Middle School, Cody won the National Paddleboard Association’s Junior Championship last weekend at Meridian Sports Club in Fullerton. The 14-year-old won all four of his matches, going undefeated in round robin singles play. Last May, Cody Cody won the two-month schoolwide ping pong championship, winning five matches on his way to the finals, including one over a nationally-ranked player, before defeating a teacher for the title. There were over 100 players in the tournament. A rising racquetball star, he won the 2018 Junior Doubles Intermediate Division with partner Camila Gomez at the CNRA Jr. State Racquetball Championships in Burlingame and brought his ‘A’ game to the 2017 World Outdoor Racquetball National Championships in Huntington Beach, winning the Boys 12, Boys 16, Junior 10-12 combined and Junior 14-18 combined singles titles. A few months earlier he captured the Boys 12s singles title and was third in the Boys 14s at the SoCal Junior State Championships in Fountain Valley. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email sports@palipost.com.

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