IRT Pro Jason Thoerner Extends Contract with HEAD for Additional 3 Years

April 9, 2008

Phoenix, Ariz. -– HEAD Penn Racquet Sports has re-signed Jason Thoerner, a top men’s professional racquetball player to a three year deal to exclusively use racquetball equipment from HEAD. Thoerner (Pekin, Ill.) is currently ranked ninth on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and is a former member of the USA Racquetball National Adult Team.

“HEAD Penn has supported me as a professional racquetball player for many years now,” said Thoerner. “I’m privileged to sign on for another three years and to continue to promote HEAD Racquetball and its popular high performance line of racquets and accessories.”

Thoerner is coming off his best year yet on the IRT Tour. He finished 2006-2007 season ranked 9th in the world. 2007 also saw a semifinal appearance at the Orange County Open in January and a career best quarterfinals finish at the 2007 US OPEN Racquetball Championships. An accomplished doubles player, Thoerner has won the Mixed Doubles division at the USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships in four out of the last six years (2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006). Thoerner is also a member of USA Racquetball’s Board of Directors.

“Jason Thoerner is one of the most entertaining players on the IRT Tour,” said Doug Ganim, HEAD Penn Indoor Promotions Manager. “We look forward to another great three years with Jason as he climbs the IRT Rankings.”