NORTH BAY, Canada, August 6, 2015 – The NORCECA Beach Volleyball
Circuit visits North Bay in Ontario, Canada for the second year
in a row for a double-gender tournament, the third of the 2015.
Players from fourteen countries representing Antigua, Canada,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos,
United States, U.S.Virgin Islands will go for the medals and
prize money from July 7 to 9.
Hosts Canada will be featuring four pairs in both genders while
United States will be represented by two teams in each segment.
Mexico will have one women’s and two men’s teams. Guatemala,
Trinidad & Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands are fielding one team
Antigua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Jamaica will play
in the women’s tournament while Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St Kitts
& Nevis and Turks & Caicos will compete in the men’s event.
Last year, the home team of Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter
defeated Puerto Rico’s Roberto Rodríguez and Eric Haddock for
the men’s title while Tealle Hunkus and Kimberly McGiven-Dicello
of United States beat Canada’s Melissa Humana and Taylor Pischke
for the women’s gold medal.
In the first two stops of 2015, the men’s teams of Cuba won both
tournaments with Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez in Cayman
Islands and Karel Piña and Daisel Quesada in Punta Cana,
United States’ Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won in Cayman
Islands while compatriots Traci Weamer and Kendra Vanzwieten won
in Punta Cana.
(Rosemarie Simon/Nyota Peters), Canada-A (Julie Gordon/Brandie
Wilkerson), Canada-B (Caleigh Whitaker/Kacie MacTavish),
Canada-C (Victoria Altomare/Kelsey Veltman), Canada-D
(Sophie Bukovec/Claudia Seguin), Costa Rica (Karen Cope/Natalia
Alfaro), El Salvador (Maria Vargas/Kathya Vasquez),
Guatemala (Natalia Giron/Estefanie Bethancourt), Honduras
(Gina Flores/Martha Euceda), Jamaica (Kai Wright/Alicia
Malcolm-Anderson), Mexico (Bibiana Candelas/Ana Rios),
Trinidad & Tobago (Malika Davidson/Ayana Dyette), United
States-A (Irene Hester/Caitlin Ledoux), United States-B
(Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes), U.S. Virgin Islands (Mannika
(Daniel Dearing/Garrett May), Canada-B (Sam Pedlow/Grant
O’Gorman), Canada-C (Sam Wheelan/Mike Platinga),
Canada-D (Simon Fecteau-Boutin/James Battison), Guatemala
(Julio Recinos/Luis Garcia), Mexico-A (Juan Virgen/Lombardo
Ontiveros), Mexico-B (Jose Luis Rubio/Josue Gaxiola),
Nicaragua (Gerson Contreras/Gerald Umaña), Puerto Rico
(Daniel Rivera/Sergio Figueroa), St. Kitts & Nevis (Kemoroy
Percival/St Clair Hodge), Trinidad & Tobago (Fabien
Whitfield/Daneil Williams), Turks & Caicos (John Cuero/Edner
Cox), United States-A (Mark Burik/Curt Toppel), United
States-B (Miles Evans/Ian Satterfield), U.S. Virgin
Islands (Diogo Sousa/Gustavo Cintron).