Oscar Obert, Jr. is a 20 time national champion in handball and a 1983 NYAC Hall of Fame inductee.
Between 1957 and 1967, Oscar Obert won an unprecedented 20 national championships in handball. In all, he won 11 doubles championships – six in three-wall, and five in one-wall – with his brother Ruby as his partner.
Oscar’s younger brothers, Ruby and Carl, were also NYAC members. Together they dominated American and international handball in the 1960s. When entering a tournament, the brothers would divide and conquer: one brother would play singles, and the other two would play doubles. This ensured that they would never have to face one another in competition. In so doing, they won a combined 78 national handball championships.
Obert was inducted into the Handball Hall of Fame in 1972. He died on June 24, 2016.