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First weekend of 2022 Beach Nationals wraps up

August 23, 2022: The first weekend of the 2022 Volleyball Canada Beach National Championships, presented by Mikasa, has come to a close. The Senior Beach Nationals and 14U to 19U age groups hit the sand from August 19-21 at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto for an action-packed weekend on the beach.

“We’d like to congratulate all of the Beach National Champions and medalists on their success this past weekend,” said Sandra de Graaff, Director of Domestic Competitions for Volleyball Canada. “It was a great atmosphere at the beach with athletes, parents, coaches, and families thrilled to be competing for a national title.”

After the last two Beach Nationals were cancelled due to the pandemic, this past weekend marked a successful return to the beach.

The Senior Beach Nationals saw National Team members Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing take down former Olympian Josh Binstock and his teammate Ivan Reka for the national title. On the women’s side, Megan McNamara and Ruby Sorra defeated Amanda Harnett and Shanice Marcelle to take home the gold.

On the youth side, the action was non-stop. Oliver Toomes and Reed Venning (19U boys), Thalie Brossard and Samantha Crosby (18U girls), Simon Bourne and Owen Pickering (18U boys), Katarine Drozd and Calinda Kok (17U girls), Brandon Burnside and Mitchell Aalbers (17U boys), Sydney McDermott and Jasmine Ellison (16U girls), Parker Ocampo and William Basilio (16U boys), Ana Nastase and Arianna Lonardi (15U girls), Yahia Elsayed and Andrew Droppert (15U boys), Sophie Hancock and Autumn Willmont (14U girls), and Ramsey Chung and Ryan Whiting (14U boys) all earned the title of National Champions.

While on the beach, athletes could also try the VC Jump Off, test out the CROSSNET Four Square Volleyball Net, check out a Footvolley demonstration, grab some merchandise from Volleyball Stuff, and Provincial Champions were able to take part in a Champions Clinic with National Team coaches.

Volleyball Canada would like to thank the athletes, coaches, parents, referees, partners, and volunteers who helped make this year’s Beach Nationals tournaments such as success.

The 2022 Beach Nationals continue this weekend, heading to the Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver where 14U to 16U age groups will gather for more Nationals action. The following weekend, September 3-4, Volleyball Canada returns to Ashbridges Bay for the first-ever University/College Beach Nationals.

Full list of 2022 Beach Nationals medalists

Gold – Hancock/Willmott (Ontario)
Silver – Cosgrove/Chipman (Ontario)
Bronze – Boutanos/Reed (Ontario)

Gold – Chung/Whiting (Ontario)
Silver – Rodriguez/Boisselle (Quebec)
Bronze – Coulombe/Lamarre (Quebec)

Gold – Nastase/Lonardi (Ontario)
Silver – Crombeen/Pasternak (Ontario)
Bronze – Zia/DiGregorio (Ontario)

Gold – Elsayed/Droppert (Ontario)
Silver – Deighan/Huntley (Ontario)
Bronze – Sun/Yang (Ontario)

Gold – McDermott/Ellison (Ontario)
Silver – Drozd/Odigie (Ontario)
Bronze – Breault/Thibodeau (Quebec)

Gold – Ocampo/Basilio (Ontario)
Silver – Curtis/Toma (Ontario)
Bronze – Taylor/Gibson (Ontario)

Gold – Drozd/Kok (Ontario)
Silver – Smith/Woolley (Ontario)
Bronze – Crudu/Lancup (Quebec)

Gold – Burnside/Aalbers (Alberta)
Silver – Young/Deep (Ontario)
Bronze – Richard/Goldszmidt (Ontario)

Gold – Brossard/Crosby (Quebec)
Silver – Whalen/Tyson (Ontario)
Bronze – Brown/Gilmour (Alberta)

Gold – Bourne/Pickering (Ontario)
Silver – McGregor/Winser (Ontario)
Bronze – Rochefort/Brossard (Quebec)

Gold – Toomes/Venning (Ontario)
Silver – Svendsen/Kiriakou (Ontario)
Bronze – Mercier-Noel/Ouellet (Quebec)

Senior Women
Gold – Sorra/M. McNamara (Ontario)
Silver – Harnett/Marcelle (Ontario)
Bronze – Glagau/N. McNamara (Ontario)

Senior Men
Gold – Schachter/Dearing (Ontario)
Silver – Binstock/Reka (Quebec)
Bronze – Russell/Macneil (Ontario)

Full results for the 2022 Beach Nationals can be found here.

Miss the action? Re-watch the 2022 Beach Nationals Finals on the Volleyball Canada YouTube page.

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