An immigration attorney with over 25 years of experience, Christopher Stender received his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1990. Outside his work as an immigration attorney, Christopher Stender enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing racquetball.
Racquetball was invented by Joe Sobek in 1950, and after sustained growth throughout the 60s and 70s, the sport emerged on the global scale in 1981 after the International Racquetball Federation announced its first world championship. The most important part of the game is the racquet, which evolved into different shapes throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984, oversized racquet frames became the standard.
Over the past two decades, the sport has been dominated by Kane Waselenchuk of Canada. Born in 1980, Waselenchuk started playing when he was two years old and made it to the professional stage in 2000. Throughout his career, Waselenchuk has won the International Racquetball Tours (IRT) Year-end No. 1 title 13 times and boats a win-loss tour record of 579-52. He made history in the 2018-19 season by winning reaching 116 IRT tournament wins, more career IRT wins than any other professional player in racquetball history.