B i o g r a p h y
Since she first picked up a pool cue, natural athlete and born competitor Jennifer Barretta, has become one of the top ten female 9-ball players in the world. With coaching and long days of practice Jennifer climbed the ranks to become "Player of the Year" on the Chesapeake Area Tour which earned her spots into all of the professional events for 2003. By October 2003 Jennifer achieved the prestigious "Touring Pro" status with the Women's Professional Billiards Association, and in December 2004 Jennifer proved she was more than just a pretty face when she defeated the #1 ranked player during an ESPN televised match, ultimately finishing the event in 3rd place. In 2006 she captured her first international title by winning the Empress Cup in Korea in front of a record breaking television audience. She is currently ranked 7th on the WPBA tour and frequently competes in men’s tournaments.
Known for her movie star looks, and voted into ESPN's "25 Sexiest Female Athletes of 2005" and the top 16 “Sexiest Female Athletes of 2008” on InGameNow.com, Jennifer has already been featured in numerous international and trade magazines including a three page spread in the widely circulated FHM (For Him Magazine, May 2004). In November 2005 she was featured in a 4 page article in Playboy Magazine. With numerous television appearances on “America’s Nightly Scoreboard”, "McEnroe", "The Best Damn Sports Show" , and "One Life to Live" along with being cast as the lead role in the feature film “9 Ball”, Jennifer has not only become SAG and AFTRA eligible, but she has secured her role as one of the most marketable athletes on the professional billiards scene.
Originally a tennis player and fitness competitor, Jennifer is no stranger to the pressure of competing and winning. A one time AAU "Ms. Philadelphia" fitness winner she has seamlessly translated her discipline and desire to win into the world of professional pool. With many tournament wins in fields dominated by men, this small town tomboy turned fitness pageant winner is not only set to conquer the billiards industry, but is certain to become a household name.