Team Dallas returned to the Aaron Family JCC on Friday, Aug. 2, with its share of medals: 10 gold, 11 silver, seven bronze and three Rachmanus (sportsmanship) awards.
Medals were awarded in both team sports and at the individual level. The Girls 16U soccer team earned the silver; the Boys 14U basketball team brought home the bronze; and the Girls 16U volleyball team also delivered a bronze.
In tennis, Josh Granberry earned a bronze medal in singles, Max Aranoff a gold in doubles and Jacob Bendalin came away with a silver in doubles.
In the table tennis tournament, Jonathan Ochstein won the singles bronze medal and Charlie Weitz won a bronze in doubles. Ethan Fisher won a silver medal in the consolation singles table tennis.
The swimmers were quite successful this year as well. Austin Krohn swam to gold in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard backstroke, as well as the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay. He earned silver in the 200-yard individual medley, the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard medley relay. Josh Collins swam to gold in the 400-yard individual medley; earned silver medals in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle; and delivered a bronze in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Sarah Balis swam to gold in the 500-yard freestyle, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the 200-yard individual medley relay and the 400-yard individual medley. She brought home a bronze in the 200-yard backstroke. Elise Eisenberg swam to silvers in the 400- yard freestyle relay and the 400- yard individual medley relay.
Rachmanus awards were given to Jonathan Ochstein in table tennis, Coach Derrick Martin for his incredible attitude while coaching girls 16U basketball and Coach Barry Warranch for stepping in and serving 800 kids dinner at an evening event.
Team Dallas was made up of the following participants by sport:
14U Boys’ Basketball — Coach Adrian Martinez, Aaron Minsky, Abery Lampert, Braden Prengler, Clay Goldberg, Jake Hershman, Jake Rosenfield, Jordan Sternblitz, Noah Engle, Noah Rubinstein and Zach Starr.
14U Boy’s Soccer — Coach Chris Luna, Alan Presburger, Beckham Myers, Ben Schachter, Benjamin Stromberg, Brandon Silansky, Jed Golman, Max Nurko and Zev Burstein.
14U Tennis — Coach Roberto Cruz, Cameron Bendalin, Jacob Bendalin, Josh Kane and Nir Rauch.
16U Boys’ Basketball — Coach Dmitriy Chernikov, Amitai Abouzaglo, Aryeh Schnitzer, Daniel Chernikov, David Steinbrecher, Lane Fellhauer, Noah Weiss, Seth Applebaum, Steve Levine, Tanner Harmon and Zak Schultz.
16U Boys’ Soccer — Coach Barry Waranch, Andrew McCarthy, Ariel Benzvi, Arno Goetz, Ben Sloan, Jack Chasanoff, JB Fishman, Joe Chenaie, Ryan Pollack, Ryan Subel and Simon Waranch.
16U Girl’s Soccer — Coach Alan Sandler, Abby Shosid, Carly Miller-Mandel, Elise Andres, Emily Wright, Ilana Perkins, Lindsay Harmon, Macy Golman, Madison Cook, Molly Bendalin and Talia Meidan.
16U Tennis — Coach Roberto Cruz, David Iola, Josh Granberry and Max Aranoff.
Girls’ Basketball — Coach Derrick Martin, Alexandra Lavi, Anna Wernick, Erin Wernick, Hadas Cohen, Katriel Klein, Kayanna Klein, Miranda Rudomin and Sophie Lynn.
Star Reporter — Jordan Gernsbacher;
Swimming — Coach Jason Gillo, Austin Krohn, Elise Eisenberg, Josh Collins and Sarah Balis.
Table Tennis — Coach Daniel Rutenberg, Charlie Weitz, Ethan Fisher, Jonathan Ochstein and Oliver Steinberg.
Volleyball — Coach Dewanda Hurd, Alexis Kane, Amanda Steinborn, Emily Rosuck, Gabi Schultz, Jenna Katz, Michelle Mankoff, Michelle St. Louis and Risa Mond.