Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Birthday: 24. December 2000
Lives in: Vienna, Austria
Born in: Vienna, Austria
Nickname Dartterminator Junior, RJR3
Darts: 22g Bull's
Organisation: PDC

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez is the youngest of the three darts playing Rodriguez brothers and he started to play darts as a child. 2013 he for the first time took part in a major event, the Europe WDF Europe Cup Youth. 2015 he won the youth event of the Austrian Open and reached the final of the WDF Youth World Cup. He was a rather successful youth player the following year as well. 2017 he for the first time took part in the PDC Qualifying School but couldn't get a Tour Card. So he played on the PDC Development Tour where he won one event and qualified for his first European Tour event. Together with Thomas Langer he won the pairs title of the WDF Europe Cup Youth and celebrated at the end of the year the win of the JDC Youth World Championship.
2021 he again tried without success to get a Tour Card and again played on the Development Tour and this time on the Challenge Tour as well. Beside he often moved up in Players Championships. Rodriguez dominated the European part of the in this year in an European and an UK part divided Development Tour and ended at the end of the season at the head of the European Development Tour Order of Merit.
By this he won a two years Tour Card and qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts but didn't survive the group phase. Due to his good results on the Pro Tour he qualified as well for both the Players Championship Finals and the PDC World Championship 2022.

Major Events
PDC World ChampionshipFirst Round2022
UK OpenLast 1602021
Grand Slam of DartsGroup Phase2021
Players Championship FinalsFirst Round2021
WDF World Cup YouthRunner-Up2017
WDF Europe Cup Youth PairsWinner2017
JDC World ChampionshipWinner2017

Picture with kind permission of Lawrence Lustig, PDC

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