Canada’s teams claimed two gold and one bronze medal at the World Dodgeball Federation Championships in Edmonton last week under the leadership of Lancer esports co-ordinator Jeremy Renaud, Dodgeball Canada’s general manager.
“Our national teams exceeded all expectations throughout the tournament,” Renaud says. “It was absolutely thrilling to see them succeed through some very tough match-ups.”
Competition is divided into two categories: cloth or foam balls.
The Canadian women went undefeated in foam play to claim gold; Canada’s mixed team won gold in its first international appearance. The Canadian men defeated the defending world champions, the United States, to finish third in men’s foam.
Competing for the first time on the cloth side, Canada finished fourth in men’s, sixth in mixed, and seventh in women’s.
Renaud is enthusiastic about the potential for Windsor to contribute talent to the game.
“We have a tremendous pool of baseball players and athletes that would translate exceptionally well into the sport and I know national team greatness awaits,” he says.
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