Players who have achieved #1 but never finished #1
Racquetball history has seen primarily dominance by one or two players over
the span of their careers. Hogan, Yellen, Swain, Monchik, Waselenchuk. However,
several top-level players reached #1 during their careers but could not
overcome the reigns of Racquetball's elite players.
2014: Alvaro Beltran also achieved a #1 seed in a tournament during a brief spell where he had overtaken Carson for #2
and Waselenchuk was absent from injury. This happened at the Nov 2014 St. Louis event. He lost in the final to Carson.
2010: Ben Croft seeded #1 in a tournament by virtue of Waselenchuk skipping it due to injury. Croft wasn't actaully
RANKED #1 at the time but it was the first time someone was seeded #1 who had never achieved the rank of #1.
Early 90s, Sept 93, Nov 1995: Andy Roberts
Early 90s: Tim Doyle? (claim made, not sure if I can confirm)
Mid 80s, most of 86-87 season: Brett Harnett
1982: Jerry Hilecher
Pre 1982, there was no official "tour" and records were not known to be kept of
the current unofficial "rankings" at a particular time on tour.