- Birthdate: 2/11/85
- Residence: San Luis Obispo, CA
- Height: 5'11"
- Plays: Right
- Turned Pro: 2007
Ben has finished in the top eight since the 2007-2008 season. He finished as high as #3 a few seasons ago, and even won a tier one stop a couple years ago. Ben only missed one event last season, and had results all over the board: two finals, three semifinals, five quarterfinals, and a damaging early upset in the round of thirty-two at the US Open. The prior season had Ben playing every event, winning one, reaching semifinals in six of them, quarterfinals of four, and only one early exit in the round of sixteen. The combination of worse results caused Ben’s ranking to slip from #4 to #6 to finish the year.
It will be interesting to see how Ben regroups in the offseason as the 2013-2014 presents some challenges for Ben. He has career losing records against the three best players ahead of him in Beltran, Carson, and Waselenchuk. He is basically even with a slight edge in career matchups against the other two in front of him in Crowther and Rojas. Not that it was going to be an easy road to begin with, but he faces a battle to try and push up in the ranks again. The good news is that he has solid career winning records against those immediately behind him, so his ability to at least hold his position looks favorable for the year.