Pro Ruben Gonzalez is inducted into the USRA Hall of Fame.

Pros Mike Guidry and Ruben Gonzalez win the Ektelon National Doubles Championships for the second time in three years.

Andy Roberts is inducted into the USRA Hall of Fame.

Ektelon becomes the Founding Sponsor of the World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR). Ektelon signs racquetball legend John Ellis to a player/consultant contract.

Legends Dan Obremski, Jerry Hilecher and Steve Strandemo are inducted into the USRA Hall of Fame. Ektelon introduces the O3 Red with the revolutionary new O3 technology.

Signs women's professional Rhonda Rajsich and she finishes the WPRO season as the #1 Player in the World! Kane Waselenchuk finishes the IRT season as the #1 ranked player in the world for the third consecutive season.

Ektelon introduces the O3 RG, named after legend Ruben Gonzalez. Ruben is featured as Geezer Jock player of the year. Ektelon introduces the O3 White and O3 Copper becoming the first customizable frames in the sport.

Rhonda Rajsich finishes #1 on the WPRO tour and wins her third consecutive title in a row. Rocky Carson finishes the season ranked #1, marking the 4th time in five years an Ektelon player has finished the IRT season as the champion of men's pro racquetball.

Mexico's Paola Longoria becomes the most dominant player in women's racquetball finishing the season #1 on the WPRO tour while winning the US Open and the WOR Championships. Ektelon introduces EXO3 technology. Former Ektelon player Ed Andrews is inducted into the Hall of Fame and Brian Hawkes is recognized as "The Greatest Outdoor Racquetball Player of All Time".

Aimee Ruiz wins her sixth consecutive Women's National Open Doubles championship and seventh Mixed Doubles title. She is named National Female Athlete of the Year by USRA.

Ektelon re-signs Ruben Gonzalez to a new five year deal and announces his Farewell Tour and launch of new signature racquet, EXO3 RG Toron. Ektelon also signs five time #1 player Sudsy Monchik as an advisor/consultant.

Jose Rojas wins his first Tier 1 IRT Event using the new EXO3 RG Toron Lite.

Ektelon pushes the envelope by introducing  Extreme String Pattern (ESP) technology raising the bar on racquet power and control.

Ektelon introduces new TeXtreme material to the racquet line. A revolutionary material which is 20% lighter and used in NASCAR, Formula 1, the Tour de France, NHL and many other sports worldwide. Added to 4 strategic locations on the frame for superior strength and stability for greater power, control and accuracy.