Athlete Category

Sherman Greenfeld, Canada (2012)

  • Pan American Championships 1990, Jacksonville, Florida, USA — Men’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1994, San Luis Potosí, Mexico — Men’s Singles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1994, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Men’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1998, Cochabamba, Bolivia — Men’s Singles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1998, Winnipeg, Canada — Men’s Singles 1st
  • Numerous international, national, regional, and invitational titles
  • 10-time Canadian Champion, 20-time Provincial Champion, and 2-time Athlete of the Year (1994 and 1998)
  • 2-time Jewish Athlete of the Year and inducted in into the International Jewish Hall of Fame
  • Presented with the Order of the Buffalo in Manitoba in 1998
  • Works as an account executive for Bell Media Radio
  • His son Zack plays soccer in the residency program for the Vancouver Whitecaps

Heather Stupp Meyer, Canada (2012)

  • Pan American Championships 1987, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1988, Hamburg, Germany — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1990, Caracas, Venezuela — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1992, Montreal, Canada — Women’s Singles 2nd
  • Numerous international, national, regional, and invitational titles
  • Heather moved to London, England in 1992
  • She works as a magistrate judge in HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service)
  • She and her husband Robbie have three children, Ariella, Adam, and Julia

Michelle Gould, United States of America (2012)

  • Won her first National Title at 12 years of age and made the Adult National Team at age 13.
  • Special Achievement Award, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 1990
  • IRF World Championships 1992, Montreal, Canada — Women’s Singles 1st
  • World Games 1993, The Hague, Netherlands — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1994, San Luis Potosí, Mexico — Women’s Singles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1994, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Women’s Doubles 1st
  • Pan American Games 1995, Mar del Plata, Argentina — Women’s Singles 1st
  • Proclamation City of Boise / Michelle Gould Day April 14th City of Boise/Mayor, 1995
  • IRF World Championships 1996, Phoenix, Arizona, USA — Women’s Singles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1996, Cali, Colombia — Women’s Doubles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1998, Winnipeg, Canada — Women’s Singles 1st
  • Numerous international, national, regional, and invitational titles
  • 8 United States Racquetball Association Athlete of the Year Awards
  • 6-time Winner of the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Memorial Award
  • 4-time Finalist for Women’s Sports Foundations Sportswoman of the Year
  • 3 times: trading card featured inside Sport Illustrated for Kids with racquetball
  • 5 World Championship Rings
  • Executive Director of AmPRO from 1996-1998
  • National Events Coordinator for Ektelon in 1996
  • Corporate Director of Programming for 24 Hour Fitness from 1998-2000
  • Management Consultant for Ektelon from 2001-2002
  • Multiple appearances in Sports Illustrated, Fit Magazine, USA Today, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, and Prime Sports Northwest
  • Level 22 Station Manager for the United States Postal Service, with them for 15 years and has won multiple awards for her service and dedication.
  • Michelle has two children, Ryan Gould and Courtney Gould.
  • She started playing racquetball when she was 10 years old.

Cindy Baxter, United States of America (2012)

  • IRF World Championships and World Games 1981, Santa Clara, California, USA — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1984, Sacramento, CA, USA — Women’s Singles 2nd
  • World Games 1985, London, England — Women’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1986, Orlando, Florida, USA — Women’s Singles 1st
  • Numerous international, national, regional, and invitational titles

Egan Inoue, United States of America (2012)

  • IRF World Championships 1986, Orlando, Florida, USA — Men’s Singles 1st
  • Pan American Championships 1987, Colorado Springs, CO, USA — Men’s Singles 1st
  • IRF World Championships 1990, Caracas, Venezuela — Men’s Singles 1st
  • Founder of E-force, which has grown to be a leading racquet manufacturer
  • Numerous international, national, regional, and invitational titles
  • Began learning Shotokan Karate at age three
  • Achieved a MMA career of five world championship titles with fights in Pride, Shooto, Superbrawl, and Luminex Cup
  • Began playing racquetball competitively at age 16
  • Has opened several fitness gyms in Honolulu, Kailua, Aiea
  • Author of “Becoming Relentless” which is a blueprint to achieving what you want in life, business, and sports
  • His newest venture is CryoTherapy Hawaii, which opened in January 2016 as a new form of therapy.

Contributor Category

Gary Mazaroff, United States of America (2012)

  • Loyal supporter and contributor to the IRF since the mid 1980’s
  • Developed and managed the World Senior Racquetball Championships (IRF’s main fundraiser since 1985; to date, over $400,000 raised toward the development of racquetball worldwide)
  • Tournament Manager of the IRF World Championships, Pan American Games, Pan American Championships, Regional invitationals, World Games, and major PASO events under the Olympic Chain since the late 1980’s
  • Inducted into USA Racquetball Hall of Fame, 1996
  • Inducted into Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1996
  • Trained and certified numerous coaches and referees from over 30 countries
  • Gary lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Jenni.

 Keith Calkins – United States of America (2016)

  • First involved in the IRF in 1980 as the IRF Executive Vice President until 1996 when he became IRF President
  • Instrumental in the IRF becoming an IOC Recognized Member in 1985; at that time, the IRF was the youngest federation ever to receive that recognition.
  • Instrumental in the USRA becoming a Group C member of the United States Olympic Committee; gave real visibility to Racquetball worldwide.
  • Founded the Pan American Racquetball Confederation in 1986; served as President of PARC 1986-2008.
  • Instrumental in PARC and Racquetball being accepted on the program of the Pan American Games 1988; presided as President of IRF and PARC at the first Pan American Games for Racquetball (Argentina, 1995).
  • Served on the ARISF Council 13 years 2004-2017
  • Served on the Association of Recognized Sports Federations (ARISF) Executive Board from 2012 to 2016
  • Served as IRF President 12 years, 2000-2012
  • Inducted into USA Racquetball Hall of Fame, 1996 (Past President and Treasurer)
  • Represented Racquetball on the USOC Board of Directors for 22 years, 1982-2004
  • Possesses 38 years of teaching experience in California Community Colleges
  • Retired member of the Marine Corps Reserve
  • Married to Gigi Calkins and has two children, Casey Calkins, MD and Ceci Calkins Pettijohn