UIPM U17 &U19 Youth World Championships, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Pentathlon Canada congratulates our U19 and U17 team for their performance at the September 2022 Youth World Championships in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. In the U19 division, Quinn Schulz qualified for the finals, finishing 18th. Fellow team member, Connor Chow, finished first in the Obstacle discipline test event. Obstacle is the lead sport proposed to replace equestrian show jumping, which will no longer be a part of modern pentathlon following the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In the U17 division, Canadian team members Lucan Marsh, Emmett Gosche and Jacob Li posted strong personal results.

Coach Darragh O’Malley, who achieved his UIPM Level 3 coaching certificate earlier this year, led the team along with Team Chaperone Meaghan Schulz.

Pentathlon Canada President Rod Staveley:
“Pentathlon Canada is incredibly proud of our five male Youth athletes who competed in the U17 and U 19 divisions at the Youth World Championships.

A standout was the qualification of Quinn Schulz for the U19 final, where he was the only athlete from the Americas to have qualified from the initial 76 athletes that started the competition.”

Ian Soellner, High-Performance Director:
“I am very impressed and proud of the Canadian Pentathlon Youth team competing at the World Championships. The dedication and commitment to high-performance sports by these athletes and their coaches is an inspiration and has set them up for more success in this very challenging sport.”

Joshua Riker-Fox, National Next Generation Development Coach:
“Our youth athletes demonstrated they belong at the international level. It reflects their drive and the leadership of UIPM Level 3 Coach Darragh O’Malley and the dedication of his fellow coaches. “

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