Asier Elesgarai 

Frontcourt 
5'7" 175 lbs.

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown 
Born August 8, 1972 
Mutriku, Spain 

player pic
"#12 BEITIA"
 


Beitia was the winner of the Berriatua Championship in 1989. In 1990 he won the Mutriku Championship and was a runner-up in the Spanish Gravni Tournament. In 1992 Beitia was the Pelotari of the Month of October in Tijuana, Mexico.



Highlights



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Career Statistics at Dania Jai-Alai

Year (season)  Games
Played 
Win  Place  Show  Win
% in
Money 
2011/12 winter 842 77 102 102 .091 .334
2011 summer 800 *98 99 111 .123 .385
2010/11 winter 864 *107 114 107 .124 .380
2010 summer 906 *125 126 120 .138 .409
2009/10 winter 865 94 110 124 .109 .379
2009 summer 1083 124 130 183 .114 .404
2008/09 winter 989 *125 116 105 .126 .350
2008 summer 998 123 125 128 .123 .377
2007/08 winter 654 70 87 67 .107 .343
2007 summer 855 94 96 105 .110 .345
2006/07 winter 988 111 119 127 .112 .361
2006 summer 886 93 102 103 .105 .336
2005/06 winter 917 79 100 104 .086 .309
2005 summer 909 66 102 106 .073 .301
2004/05 winter 300 23 36 43 .077 .340
2004 summer 880 95 121 113 .108 .374
2003/04 winter 798 109 90 110 .137 .387
2003 summer 910 116 114 102 .127 .365
2002/03 winter 563 75 56 62 .133 .343
2002 summer 846 95 108 106 .112 .365
2001/02 winter 1027 142* 143 107 .138 .382
2001 summer 886 99 108 119 .112 .368
2000/01 winter 1032 136* 128 132 .132 .384
2000 summer 947 124 111 124 .131 .379
1999/00 winter 992 124 133 129 .125 .389
1999 summer 708 107* 104 71 .151 .398
1998/99 winter 1165 152 158 157 .130 .401
1998 summer 702 109* 92 112 .155 .446
1997/98 winter 1239 141 175 172 .114 .394
1997 summer  589  52  70  76  .088  .336 
1996/97 winter  1286  165*  166  150  .128  .374 
1996 summer  718  67  87  91  .093  .341 
1995-96 winter  1,419  155  181  174  .109  .359 
1995 summer  766  98*  92  91  .128  .367 
1994-95 winter  1,231  138  168  162  .112  .380 
1994 summer  703  90*  103  98  .128  .414 
1993-94 winter  1,020  133  129  126  .130  .380 
1993 summer  968  119  128  128  .123  .387 
Link to Current Season Statistics 
* Denotes top ten in wins.


Personal Q&A
Languages: Spanish, Basque and some English
Favorite Movies:  The Fugitive and Dances With Wolves 
Favorite TV Shows:  Home Improvement 
Favorite Performers:  Mel Gibson 
Hobbies:  Soccer and raquetball 
Favorite Food:  Steak 
Favorite Sports Star:  Michael Jordan 
Favorite Childhood Memory:  When I won a soccer championship in Zaranz 
Proudest Moment:  Winning jai-alai tournaments 
Most Embarrassing Moment:  When I had to do a problem on the blackboard in school and I did not know how 
Age I Began Playing Jai-Alai:  11 
Age I turned professional: 19
Relatives Who Play Jai-Alai:  Uncle and brother 
Strongest Part of My Game:  Backhand 
Weakest Part of My Game:  The Serve 
If I Weren't Playing Jai-Alai I Would Like to Be:  A professional soccer player 
What I Enjoy Most About Playing Jai-Alai:  Everything is enjoyable 
My Fantasy Is:  To be the best player in the world 
Major Accomplishments:  Becoming a pro 
My Friends Like Me Because:  I'm always ready to help 
If I've Learned One Thing In Life It's:  Respect people 
I've Never Been Able To:  Go anywhere without permission 
If I Could Do It Over, I Would:  Do the same things 
The Worst Part of My Job Is:  Being far away from my family 
I Can't Stand When:  Somebody lies to me 
Best Advice My Parents Ever Gave Me:  Don't ever do anything to someone that you would not want done to you 
Nobody Knows I'm:  Very sensitive and shy 
Nobody Knows I:  Don't forget things that happened before 
Nobody Would Believe It If They Saw Me:  Smoking 
Behind My Back, My Friends Say:  Only good things I hope 


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