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Racquetball Canada Team History


The first racquetball players selected to represent Canada competed at the 1984 World Championships, which occur every two years. Since then, Canada has regularly sent players to the World Championships (biennial competition), Pan American Championships (formerly Tournament of the Americas) (annual), and Pan American Games (quadrennial).

Over the years, Canadians have won 8 gold medals at the World Championships in the individual competitions beginning with their first appearance in 1984, when Ross Harvey won gold in men's singles. Sherman Greenfeld was men's World Champion twice: in 1994 and 1998.

Two Canadian women have been World Champion twice. Heather Stupp won back to back World Championships in 1988 and 1990, while Christie Van Hees won in 1998 and 2006. In 1986, Carol McFetridge and Marion Sicotte were World Champions in doubles, which is the only year that Americans have not won women's doubles at Worlds.

The men's team has also won gold on five occasions at the World Championships in 1986, 1988, 1996, 2000, and 2002, and Canada took the overall team title in 2000.

In the annual Pan American Championships (previously Tournament of the America), Canadians have won gold on 12 occasions. Six men have won gold: Sherman Greenfeld won three times, in 1990, 1994 and 1998, Mike Green twice in 1999 and 2012, Brian Istace in 2004, Kris Odegard in 2006, and Kane Waselenchuk in 2002.

Canadian women have won two Pan American Championships. Lori Jane Powell won in 2004, and Heather Stupp won in 1987.

Doubles teams have taken home the gold medals four times, three times in men's doubles and once in women's. Mike Green and Tim Landeryou won in 2010, Vincent Gagnon and François Viens in 2007, and Mike Ceresia and Roger Harripersad in 1992, with Karina Odegard and Lori Jane Powell winning in 2002.

Canadians have not won gold in the Pan American Games, but several have earned silver medals, including Mike Green (singles, 2003), Christie Van Hees (singles, 1999), Roger Harripersad & Kelly Kerr (doubles, 1999), Lori Jane Powell & Debbie Ward (doubles, 1999), Chris Brumwell & Jacques Demers (doubles, 1995), and Vicki Shanks & Debbie Ward (doubles, 1995).


List of Players who have represented Canada at the World Championships, Pan Am Games, or Pan Am Championships.

Order Player Apps 1st App Last App
61 Eric Desrochers 1 2013 2013
60 Christine Richardson 2 2012 2013
59 Nathaniel Husulak 1 2012 2012
58 Tim Landeryou 7 2010 2013
57 Brandi Jacobson Prentice 5 2010 2011
56 Lee Connell 1 2009 2009
55 Geneviève Brodeur 2 2008 2010
54 Ryan Smith 1 2008 2008
53 Frédérique Lambert 9 2008 2013
52 Kris Odegard 11 2006 2012
51 Linda Ellerington 3 2006 2008
50 Véronique Guillemette 5 2005 2009
49 François Viens 5 2003 2008
48 Julie Neubauer 2 2003 2005
47 Corey Osborne 4 2003 2005
46 Jennifer Saunders 20 2002 2013
45 Tom O'Brien 4 2002 2004
44 Francis Guillemette 1 2001 2001
43 Vincent Gagnon 16 2001 2013
42 Chantal Turgeon 1 2000 2000
41 Karina Odegard 5 2000 2002
40 Amanda Dunn 7 2000 2004
39 Kelly Kerr 1 1999 1999
38 Kane Waselenchuk 8 1998 2002
37 Brian Istace 14 1997 2008
36 Lucie Guillemette 3 1997 1999
35 Mike Green 29 1996 2013
34 Christie Van Hees 11 1995 2006
33 Lori-Jane Powell 18 1994 2006
32 Jacques Demers 7 1992 1998
31 Chris Brumwell 4 1992 1995
30 Hayden Jones 1 1992 1992
29 Debbie Ward 10 1990 1999
28 Cindy McTaggart 1 1990 1990
27 Vicki (Brown) Shanks 10 1990 1997
26 Nadia Verilli 3 1988 1990
25 Simon Roy 12 1988 1997
24 Josée Grand'Maître 36 1988 2013
23 Mike Ceresia 18 1988 2002
22 Greg Starodub 1 1987 1987
21 Paul Shanks 3 1987 1989
20 Catherine Nichols 1 1987 1987
19 Sue MacTaggart 1 1987 1987
18 Sherman Greenfeld 18 1987 1999
17 Heather Stupp 8 1986 1992
16 Manon Sicotte 1 1986 1986
15 Carol McFetridge 12 1986 1995
14 Lindsay Myers 1 1986 1986
13 Joe Kirkwood 2 1986 1987
12 Lisa Devine 4 1986 1990
11 Glen Collard 1 1986 1986
10 Wendell Talaber 1 1984 1984
9 Suzanne Robert 1 1984 1984
8 Monique Parent 1 1984 1984
7 Mark Kilbreath 1 1984 1984
6 Ross Harvey 3 1984 1987
5 Roger Harripersad 10 1984 1999
4 Crystal Fried 3 1984 1986
3 Tracey Eagleson 1 1984 1984
2 Carol Dupuy 3 1984 1987
1 Bill Birch 1 1984 1984

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