Canada nominates teams to Beach World Championships via NORCECA
TORONTO, Canada, April 5, 2019 – The men’s duo of Ben Saxton and
Grant O’Gorman and the women’s tandem of twins Megan and Nicole
McNamara will be nominated by Volleyball Canada as the NORCECA
berths for the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in
Hamburg, Germany from June 28 to July 7.
These berths, based on trials concluded today at the National
Beach Volleyball Centre at Downsview Park, are in addition to
those already gained through the FIVB World Rankings.
Saxton/O’Gorman finished ahead of Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter
and William Hoey and Jake MacNeil while the McNamara sisters
edged Taylor Pischke and Sophie Bukovec.
Two women’s teams of Canada are already qualified through the
top 23 of the FIVB World Rankings as Brandie Wilkerson/Heather
Bansley and Sara Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes are currently
ranked 1-2 in the world.
Pedlow and Schachter can potentially gain a berth depending on
their ranking by early May. The Canadian pair are currently
ranked 18th by FIVB.