Squash Canada Announces 2018 Pan American Junior Championships Squad

The 2018 Pan American Junior Squash Championships are fast approaching, and Canada is ready! From June 17-23, the best players from the Caribbean, North, South and Central America will meet in Brasilia, Brazil to battle it out at the Capital Squash Center.
Squash Canada is thrilled to announce the eight talented, hard-working junior squash players that have been selected to represent Canada: 
Junior Men Junior Women
Ryan Picken (BC) Charlotte Orcutt (ON)
James Flynn (ON) Mariam Mansoor (ON)
Elliot Hunt (ON) Bethany Churchill (AB)
Dominic Wren (QC) Sarah Cao (BC)

Each member of the team has posted very impressive results over the last year. Ryan Picken is currently the number 1 ranked junior across Canada, while Charlotte Orcutt captured the 2017 Girls U17 national title. Dominic Wren has already been victorious at one international event this year when he was crowned the 2018 Scottish Junior Open Champion.  Rising star, Sarah Cao, also joins the squad. At the age of 14, she will be one of the youngest players to ever represent Canada at the Pan American Junior Championships. 

“Squash Canada is very excited to be able to field such a strong team for these Championships”, said executive director Dan Wolfenden.  “These players have made a huge commitment to be able to represent Canada, to bring home some medals, and to help springboard their bright development.  It bodes well for 2019, when Squash Canada will host these championships at Mayfair Club Lakeshore in Toronto in June of next year.”
Squash Canada would also like to thank the individuals who very generously donated over $10,000 to help fund player participation. These donations are what make it possible for young athletes to travel internationally and represent Canadian squash. 
We wish the team success! 
Join us in cheering them on – follow Squash Canada on Facebook & Twitter as we keep family, friends and fans up to date on the team, their results and more! 
If you are interested in donating to assist these athletes in their international aspirations, please visit http://squash.ca/en/donate
Founded in 1915, Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport governing body responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials and sets the standards for Canadian squash. Squash Canada is a proud member of the Pan-American and World Squash Federations and participates in the Pan-American Championships, Commonwealth & Pan-Am Games as well as World Championships at the junior and senior level. Each year Squash Canada hosts nine national championships across the country and works with its provincial and territorial partners to promote the growth and development of squash across the country.  For more information, visit www.squash.ca.  Join the conversation, get social with squash – follow Squash Canada on Facebook and Twitter.
- 30 -
For more information:
Britany Gordon
Programs Manager, Squash Canada
(613) 228-7724 x202