Welcome back to, Who Does It Better? We will showcase one match-up each week in which we put two people, places or even things up against each other and ask you, the reader, Who Does It Better? It’s all good-hearted fun though, and that should be pretty prevalent by our match-ups. Know of a good match-up we should feature? Let us know!
[Lead in Photo Courtesy of UMD Terps Athletics Page]
In honor of yesterday being National Siblings Day, we are dedicating this Who Does It Better? to one of our favorite brother duos – Xander Ritz vs. Max Ritz. Xander and Max are two of the three LXM Pro CoFounders [Scott Hochstadt being the third]. The Ritz brothers tore it up at the attack while going to school at the University of Maryland. After graduation, both brothers headed out to sunny California to forge their own path in the lacrosse world and create what is now the LXM Pro and help make Adrenaline a nationally recognized brand.
Either way you look at it, these brothers good!
Don’t believe me? How about this chemistry?
Please remember! This is all in good fun, we love everyone featured in this series and couldn’t be more appreciative of their contributions to our great game!
After a stellar senior season with Maryland in 2006, Xander headed West to help spur on the growth of the sport. After a stint with the Los Angeles Riptide, Xander would help found the LXM Pro. The former All American, All ACC, Tewaarton Semi-Finalist, and Team Captain at Maryland has done wonders to help Grow The Game out West and is one of the true pioneers of big name lacrosse players call the West their home. Since becoming the CEO of LXM Pro, Xander has worked to help the league reach new heights, going from six events in 2012 to 14 events in 2013!
Max, one of the fellow CoFounders of the LXM Pro, also enjoyed a very prolific career at Maryland and headed out West as well to help make Adrenaline Apparel a national competitor and hugely popular company for the lifestyle side of lacrosse. As a four-year starter and 2x Pre-Season All-American at Maryland, Max continued his success of the field after college and was named to Rosewood Hotels’ 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2010.
While older brother Xander has hung up the cleats to focus on the business side of the tour, Max can still be found tearing it up at each LXM event year round, making defenders look silly, and ripping goals from the right wing. He even enjoyed a nice appearance on the very popular show, The Hills back in 2010.
Before you vote, enjoy the Young Frankenstein version of ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, my personal favorite.
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Who ya got lax nation, will Xander and the older brothers reign supreme or can Max take one for little brothers everywhere?