Robert Sostre


​Robert “The Ice-Man” Sostre-(Holder of 29 Major 1 or 3-Wall Championships), Inducted 2014


L to r Barry Wallace Bob Wetzel and Robert Sostre 2014 hall of fame inductees​
 

ONE-WALL: MAJOR OUTDOOR RACQUETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES-(25 major championships not including NYC big blue)

 
  • 16-Time New York State 1-Wall Pro Doubles Champion w/Freddy Ramirez-These doubles events were the 1st major tournament held for 1-wall. (Winner 1997-2009, 2010, 2011, 2013).

  • 1-time Winner of NY City Big Blue Championships (Winner 2002)

  • 12-The number of years Robert Sostre went undefeated in all Pro/Open 1-Wall New York tournaments from 1997-2009 with partner Freddy Ramirez. Note-they ultimately lost in a smaller NY tournament when Robert suffered an Achilles tendon injury in 2009 and again in 2012 in the Series of Championship Tournaments in NY with a second Achilles’ injury. (Winner 1990-2009)

  • 1-Time Champion, First 2004 National 1-Wall Pro Doubles Championships in Florida (w/Freddy Ramirez)-now a major National Championship called the Florida “Beach Bash.” The event’s courts were remodeled & event resumed in 2007. (Winner 2004)

  • 6-Time, Consecutive 1-Wall Pro Doubles Champion w/Freddy Ramirez at Florida’s Beach Bash (generally noted as the National 1-Wall Championships). (Winner 2007-2012)

  • 1-Time 1-Wall Pro Doubles Mixed Pro Champion w/Aimee Ruiz at Florida’s Beach Bash-National Championship (Winner 2013)

  • 2nd Place, 1-Wall Pro Men’s Doubles w/Freddy Ramirez at Florida’s Beach Bash-National 1-Wall Championships (2013 & 2014)

  • 2nd Place, 1-Wall Pro Mixed Doubles w/Rhonda Rajsich, at Florida’s Beach Bash-National 1-Wall Championships (2014)

  • 3rd Place, 1-Wall Pro Men’s Singles Florida’s Beach Bash-National 1-Wall Championship at age of 43 (2014)

  • 2nd Place, 1-Wall Pro Mixed Doubles Champion w/Kathy Guinan at Florida’s Beach Bash-National 1-Wall Championship (2010)

  • See below 2013 for One-Wall Pro Doubles Championship 2013 Las Vegas with Jose Rojas (2013)
     

WOR THREE-WALL HEMBORG FORD 3-WALL 2013 WORLD CHAMPION- (1 title):

  • 1-Time Hemborg Ford 3-Wall Ball World Champion (WOR) for Finishing #1 in the Super Series Championship Event (2013)
     

WOR THREE-WALL: MAJOR OUTDOOR RACQUETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOP FINISHES (4 major three wall championships):

  • 2013

    • 1st Place, Pro Mixed Doubles w/Jacqueline Paraiso (Winner 2013 WOR 3-Wall Champs Las Vegas)

    • 1st Place, Pro Men’s Doubles w/Jose Rojas (Winner 2013 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)* *one-wall

    • 2nd Place, Pro Men’s CPRT Doubles (Senior Pro Tour) w/Gabriel Medina (2013 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 3rd Place, Pro Mixed Doubles w/Jacqueline Paraiso (2013 WOR Championships Huntington Beach CA)
       

  • 2012

    • 1st Place, Pro Mixed Doubles w/Jacqueline Paraiso (Winner 2012 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 2nd Place CPRT Pro Doubles (Senior’s Pro Tour) w/Son Nguyen (2012 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 3rd Place CPRT Pro Doubles (Senior Pro Tour) w/Son Nguyen (2012 WOR 3-Wall Championships Huntington Beach)

    • 4th Place Pro Men’s Doubles w/Jose Rojas (2012 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)
       

  • 2011

    • 1st Place, CPRT Men’s Pro Doubles (Senior Pro Tour) w/Mike Peters (2011 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 2nd Place, Men’s Pro Doubles w/Jose Rojas (2011 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 3rd Place, Mixed Pro Doubles w/Keely Franks (2011 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 3rd Place, Mixed Pro Doubles w/Jacqueline Paraiso (2011 WOR 3-Wall Championships Huntington Beach)
       

  • 2010
    • 2nd Place, CPRT Men’s Pro Doubles (Senior Pro Tour) w/Freddy Ramirez (2010 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 2nd Place, Mixed Pro Doubles w/Jacqueline Paraiso (2010 WOR 3-Wall Championships Las Vegas)

    • 4th Place, Men’s Pro Singles (2010 WOR 3-Wall Championships Huntington Beach)
       

OTHER SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES:

  • 6-time National One-Wall Paddleball Champion & 6-Time USHA Handball One-Wall Champ (dates varies-from Freddy Ramirez)

  • 1-time Winner of NYC Big Blue Championships (2002) (listed above)

  • Multiple winner of NYC Budweiser Paddleball Events Held in the 1980’s-(the tournaments pitted qualifying players by borough and was run by the NYC Parks in conjunction with Budweiser. (various dates in the 1980’s)
     

MISCELLANEOUS ABOUT ROBERT SOSTRE:

Robert “The Ice-Man” Sostre was born on 2-25-1971. “Sostre is the holder of over 100 professional titles in paddleball, handball, & 1-wall racquetball combined.” (Restrung Magazine). Robert Sostre is sponsored by Ektelon and has a top selling, Kevlar paddleball racquet named after him- the limited edition, “Robert Sostre Ice-Man Paddle.”

“The Iceman has a truly deep competitive history and transitioned to outdoor racquetball after having legendary success in paddleball and handball. Before even picking up a racquetball racquet in 1997 for the first time (and borrowing it for his win in doubles at the pro championships), Robert could have been the greatest paddleball player who ever lived.” (Freddy Ramirez- Robert’s longtime partner in his statement to the WOR Hall of Fame committee).

“Robert is probably one of the greatest athletes of all time, and it’s a shame, because most people will never know about it.” [They do now Marty!] (Marty Hogan-#1 pro racquetball legend).