- Wins the state high school boys singles tennis championship for the second year in a row in 1979 while at Aloha high school.
- Attended Texas A & M. on full scholarship – received all SE conference honors.
- Played on the professional tennis circuit for several years directly out of college. Played in several grand slam tournaments.
- Ranked number 1 in men’s open singles in the Northwest 7 times between 1985 and 1999.
- Wins the USTA Father & Son Hard Court Championships in 2008 for the 6th straight year with his son Brett Joelson.
- His daughter Ashley is currently playing on the U.C.L.A. girls tennis team.
- Brian is currently a part time tennis professional at the Charbonneau Tennis Club in Wilsonville Oregon.
- Member of the USTA/PNW Hall of Fame
At age 12 he chose tennis -and now Hall of Fame chooses Brian Joelson, Portland Tribune (Kerry Eggers), 10/2008
Document Source: Historical Committee, 2008