Team Canada Begins Play at Junior World Championships
Team Canada will be led by veteran athletes Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, SK), Juliette Parent (St Jacques de Montcalm, QC) and Sean Sauvé (Valleyfield, QC) who have all competed for Canada at the junior level several times. Prentice and Parent won silver at the 2018 world championships and Sauvé won bronze twice in boy’s doubles in 2018 and 2016.
Returning athletes Camelia, Ofelia and Tamara Wilscam (Repentigny, QC), Nathan Jauvin (Terrebonne, QC), Naman Gauri (Lethbridge, AB) and Christian Pocsai (New Hamburg, ON) also bring experience to the team. Ofelia and Tamara Wilscam won bronze together in 2017.
The team will be rounded out by Kelly-Marie Barrett (Leamington, ON), Kyle Dick (Wheatley, ON) and Asher Pocsai (New Hamburg, ON) who are all competing at their first international event.
The coaches for Team Canada will be Michel Gagnon of Montréal and Rino Langelier of Brossard, QC.
Selection of the Junior World Championship team was based on results from the 2019 Junior National Championships held last April.
The event will be live-streamed by the International Racquetball Federation. Links to the draws, results and live-streaming can be found on the International Racquetball Federation website.
Team Canada for 2019 Junior World Championships
|Kyle Dick||Wheatley, ON||18 & U singles & doubles||Andrew Dick|
|Sean Sauvé||Valleyfield, QC||18 U U singles & doubles||Rino Langelier|
|Naman Gauri||Lethbridge, AB||16 & U singles & doubles||No coach identified|
|Nathan Jauvin||Terrebonne, QC||16 & U singles & doubles||Michel Gagnon|
|Asher Pocsai||New Hamburg, ON||14 & U singles & doubles||Rino Langelier|
|Christian Pocsai||New Hamburg, ON||14 & U singles & doubles||Rino Langelier|
|Cassie Prentice||Macrorie, SK||18 & U singles & doubles||Loren Prentice & Rob Barclay|
|Camila Wilscam||Repentigny, QC||18 U U singles & doubles||Michel Gagnon|
|Kelly-Marie Barrett||Tecumseh, ON||16 & U singles & doubles||Terry Nelson|
|Juliette Parent||St. Jacques de Moncalm, QC||16 & U singles & doubles||Rino Langelier|
|Ofelia Wilscam||Repentigny, QC||14 & U singles & doubles||Michel Gagnon|
|Tamara Wilscam||Repentigny, QC||14 & U singles & doubles||Michel Gagnon|
|Michel Gagnon||Montréal, QC||Head Coach|
|Rino Langelier||Brossard, QC||Assistant Coach|