While much of the Ontario squash community is enjoying time away from the courts, our Junior Men’s National Team is in high gear, in search of Canada’s best ever finish at the World Championships in Chennai, India. Led by Ontario athletes Julien Gosset, James Flynn and George Crowne and joined by BC’s Ryan Picken and Coaches Jonathon Hill and Chris Hanebury, the team earned an unprecedented #2 seed after individual performances placed Julien, James and George in the Top 16 of the world.
After a win over Australia this morning, Canada now matches up against rival USA in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 8:00am EST in search of a place on the podium; a feat matched only by 3rd place teams most recently in 2010 (Nick Sachvie, Arjun Gupta, Tyler Osborne, Andrew Schnell) and 1992 (Jonathon Power, Graham Ryding).
Harvard University students Gosset and Crowne and University of Pennsylvania student Flynn lead one of the deepest and talented cohorts in Squash Ontario history that highlights a resurgence in the province's player development program. All three athletes have been supported by dozens of world class coaches, officials, sponsors and of course their families ever since they started their junior careers almost 10 years ago. These boys are proving that Ontario athletes continue to be some of the best in the world.
Follow Team Canada’s march towards the podium at https://www.wsfworldjuniors.com/ all weekend and cheer on our very special young athletes as they inspire a nation.