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State Tournament Reps - Oregon

Our State Committee is pleased to announce its State Tournament Reps.  You'll find our Reps in the gym attending State Qualifier tournaments to award golden ticket State invites to the top finishing teams.  You can't miss them wearing their bright orange #SeeYouAtState tshirts.  Please say "hello"!

Niki Umbenhower
Niki played volleyball, basketball and softball and Clackamas Community College. After getting married and starting a family with her high school sweetheart, her children followed in her footsteps as standout athletes, achieving first-team All-Leauge/All State in basketball during their high school careers.
Niki is working on a book about her late Instagram famous dog, White Eyed Rowdy, who was an ambassador for the skin disorder Vitiligo. White Eyed Rowdy was highlighted on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays of The Day”, Dr. Oz, The View, Inside Edition, the Hallmark Channel and featured in countless articles about how he changed the lives of children and adults who live with this skin condition. 
Outside of her State Rep activities, Niki works in the Cancer Service Line at Kaiser Permanente. She is an active supporter of several non-profits that advocate for cancer research, and is proud to take part in finding the cure for the disease.

Julie Rosenow
Julie resides in Portland and is an Oregon native. She has several years’ experience coaching youth sports and running various tournaments for all levels of competition. Outside of her State Rep activities, Julie works as a Project Manager and enjoys playing and watching basketball in her spare time.

Mario Pablo
Mario was born and raised in Portland, OR and graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School and then went on to graduate from Western Oregon University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Mario grew up playing basketball until high school and then stayed close to the game by officiating and playing in recreational leagues. Outside of his role as a State Rep, he is a Case Manager for recently released inmates that are integrating into society. He has a huge passion for playing golf, snowboarding and attending Blazer games.  

Keenan Thorburn 
Keenan grew up in Seward, Nebraska and attended and graduated from the local high school in 2015. He then continued his education at York University in Nebraska. He studied Sports Management for his undergraduate and Organizational Leadership in Sports Administration for his graduate program, which he completed this May. Keenan's knowledge of basketball has been filled with several different experiences. He played basketball from youth recreation through high school. His other experiences include working inside a collegiate athletic department. He also has experience working the basketball championships as the Event and Marketing Coordinator for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Outside of his state rep role, he works as a recreation lead for the city of Salem at Wallace Marine Softball Complex. At the beginning of the new year he will take on an operations role for Capital Futbol Club in the Salem, Oregon area. Some of Keenan's hobbies include playing with his dogs, exercising, camping, kayaking, watching football and movies. 

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