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.”

KEY ACCLOMPISHMENTS

 

2018

USAPA NATIONALS

Mixed Doubles with Simone Jardim

 

2017

USAPA NATIONALS

Mixed Doubles with Sarah Ansboury

 

2016

USAPA NATIONALS

Men’s Doubles with Kyle Yates

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Men’s Open Doubles with Kyle Yates
Mixed Open Doubles with Sarah Ansboury

CANADIAN NATIONALS

Men’s Doubles with Steve Dawson

 

2015

USAPA NATIONALS

Men's Doubles with Kyle Yates

CANADIAN NATIONALS

Men’s Open Doubles with Timothy Nelson

Mixed Open Doubles with Christine Barksdale

Men’s Open Singles

 

2014

USAPA NATIONALS

Men’s Open Doubles with Enrique Ruiz

Mixed Doubles with Christine Barksdale

CANADIAN NATIONALS

Mixed Open Doubles with Christine Barksdale

Men’s Open Singles

 

2013

USAPA NATIONALS

Men’s Doubles with Aspen Kern

Mixed Doubles with Christine Barksdale

Men’s Singles 2016 US OPEN

Men’s Doubles with Kyle Yates

Mixed Doubles with Alex Hamner

 

2018

USAPA NATIONALS
Men’s Doubles with Morgan Evans
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Men’s Open Doubles with Dave Weinbach
 

2017

USAPA NATIONALS
Men’s Doubles with Kyle Yates
Men’s Open Doubles with Kyle Yates
 

2016
US OPEN
Men’s Open Doubles with Daniel Moore
CANADIAN NATIONALS
Mixed Open Doubles with Christine Barksdale
 

2014

USAPA NATIONALS
Men’s Open Singles
Men’s Doubles with Enrique Ruiz
Men’s Singles


2013

USAPA NATIONALS
Men’s Open Singles
 

 

2017

USAPA NATIONALS
Mixed Open Doubles with Sarah Ansboury 

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Men’s Open Doubles with Matt Wright

Mixed Open Doubles with Sarah Ansboury 

2016

USAPA NATIONALS
Mixed Open Doubles with Sarah Ansboury 
 

2013

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Mixed Open Doubles with Christine Barksdale