Sawyer Howitt is a recent graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland, OR where in the midst of studying academics he played racquetball. He’s also entered intramural competitions outside high school and played in association with the Racquet Club of Portland, a local tennis and racquetball facility.
Howitt’s first passion is academics and studying professional business startups which he does at his father’s company, Meriwether Group. But he’s also pleased to help young people going into racquetball or even other sports pursue the goals they want.
Sawyer Howitt most notably was listed in the 2015 Oregon State high school racquetball finals tournament where he lost a close match against the heavily-favored Eric Poppleston. Howitt has spoken of going pro and knows what it takes to do so according to his blog on WordPress. Howitt says you have to take several steps if you’re going to make it to that level.
First, you need to decide what’s most important to you in racquetball; making a career from the money it provides or playing it for the enjoyment of the game. Whichever reason you have will shape the way you prepare professionally. Second, he says racquetball takes a lot of research because it’s not your typical sport like basketball or soccer where the game is simple. It involves more complex strategies and mental preparation. And finally Howitt says aspiring racquetball players need a coach who can guide them to their destination.
Sawyer Howitt plans to attend the University of California at Berkley this fall and study entrepreneurial finance. But he will spend time whenever he can having fun on the racquetball courts. Howitt is also usually available on social media such as Twitter where you can see his tweets about some of the latest sports news. He also has a LinkedIn profile with his resume.
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