Gabe is a professional pickleball player who was first introduced to the sport in 2016, but didn't pick up a paddle again until 2019. Since then, he has been competing in tournaments and taking the sport more seriously. Gabe's love for pickleball comes from his love of meeting new people and competing in front of a crowd. He is inspired by his parents' dedication, loyalty, and hard work, as well as by figures like Nipsey Hussie and Nick Kygrios who have achieved success against the odds.When asked for advice for the next generation of pickleball pros, Gabe said, "Understand that nothing really worthwhile happens overnight, so stick to the script until you make something happen. Instead of trying to build a brick wall, lay a brick every day. Eventually you will look up and have a brick wall."
Aside from pickleball, Gabe enjoys playing paddle tennis and hanging out with his puppy, Kobe. He comes from a high-level tennis background, but he also played high school basketball. In his free time, he likes watching horror movies and listening to his favorite artists, including Drake, Jay-Z, and Nipsey Hussie. He also listens to podcasts like VladTV, Joe Rogan, and The Breakfast Club.Gabe wants readers to know that he is a charismatic and outgoing person who values loyalty, love, and respect. He is known for his on-court persona, but in his free time he enjoys music and movies. He also thinks he has the most swag and personality of all the players on the tour.Some of Gabe's notable wins include the 2019 SoCal Classic Singles Gold Medal, the 2019 La Habra Open Gold Medal, the 2020 Newport Beach PPA Silver Medal, and the 2021 U.S. Open Bronze Medal. He has also achieved honorable mentions in several other tournaments, including a 4th place finish at the 2020 PPA Mesa, 4th place finish at Mesa 2021, and the 4th place Tampa 2021 PPA.