Wesley Gabrielsen Pickleball Pro at Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp in Montreat, North Carolina

Wesley Gabrielsen

Wesley Gabrielsen started his pickleball journey while he was a student in middle school. Having played pickleball during physical education classes while in middle school, high school and college, he took a few years off after he began his professional career as a high school social studies teacher and tennis coach.

Pickleball legend Christine Barksdale helped reignite Gabrielsen’s passion for the game in 2011, and Wesley has been competing in tournaments ever since. In 2013, he stopped competing in tennis tournaments and made the full time switch to competing in pickleball, which is a decision he is thankful he made!

During his career, he has accumulated success on the courts in singles, doubles and in mixed doubles. Gabrielsen is an eleven time USAPA National Champion, six time Canadian National Champion, two time Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist, and two time U.S. Open Champion.

In addition to his success on the courts, he takes the most pride in the wonderful friendships he has created and sustained in the world of pickleball over the years. When asked about his experiences in pickleball, he replied, “The friendships and fun times on the courts outweigh the championships I have won. There are so many wonderful people in this sport that I am blessed to have met and call my good friends in this life.”

 

MAJOR TOURNAMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• 2018 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Mixed Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+ (with Simone Jardim)
Silver: Mens Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+ (with Morgan Evans)

• 2018 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Silver: Mens Doubles Open Pro (with Dave Weinbach)

• 2017 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Mixed Age/Skill Doubles 19+:5.0 (with Sarah Ansboury)
Silver: Men's Age/Skills Doubles 19+:5.0 (with Kyle Yates)
Silver: Men’s Open Doubles (with Kyle Yates)
Bronze: Mixed Open Doubles (with Sarah Ansboury)

• 2017 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Bronze: Mens Doubles Open Pro (with Matt Wright)
Bronze: Mixed Doubles Open Pro (with Sarah Ansboury)

• 2016 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Men's Doubles 19+(with Kyle Yates)
Bronze: Mixed Open Doubles 19+ (with Sarah Ansboury)

• 2016 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Gold: Mens Open Doubles Masters (with Kyle Yates)
Gold: Mixed Open Doubles Masters (with Sarah Ansboury)

• 2016 US OPEN
Gold: Men’s Doubles Age Groups 19+(with Kyle Yates)
Gold: Mixed Doubles Age Groups 30+ (with Alex Hamner)
Silver: Men’s Open Doubles (with Daniel Moore)

• 2016 CANADIAN NATIONALS
Gold: Men’s Doubles (with Steve Dawson)
Silver: Mixed Open Doubles (with Christine Barksdale)

• 2015 CANADIAN NATIONALS
Gold: Men’s Open Doubles (with Timothy Nelson)
Gold: Mixed Open Doubles (with Christine Barksdale)
Gold: Men’s Open Singles

• 2015 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Mens Doubles 19+ (with Kyle Yates)

• 2014 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Mens Open Doubles (with Enrique Ruiz)
Gold: Mixed Open Doubles (with Christine Barksdale)
Silver: Mens Singles Open
Silver: Men's Doubles 19+ (with Enrique Ruiz)
Silver: Men's Singles 19+

• 2014 CANADIAN NATIONALS
Gold: Mixed Open Doubles (with Christine Barksdale)
Gold: Men’s Open Singles

• 2013 USAPA NATIONALS
Gold: Men's Doubles 19+ (with Aspen Kern)
Gold: Mixed Doubles 19+ (with Christine Barksdale)
Gold: Men's Singles 19+
Silver: Men’s Open Singles

• 2013 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Bronze: Mixed Open Doubles (with Christine Barksdale)