BC Games and Team BC Alumni to Represent Canada at 2023 Pan American Games

The 2023 Pan American Games are taking place October 20-November 5 in Santiago, Chile, bringing together the top athletes from the Americas and Caribbean.

Canada’s 473 athlete contingent includes 54 athletes who previously competed at the BC Games or for Team BC at the Canada Games. These athletes are joined by 12 coaches and support staff with similar ties. They will compete in 39 sports across the 19 days of competition.

With the 2024 Olympics less than a year away, these Pan Am Games will not only serve as an opportunity for nations to test their mettle against international competition, but also an opportunity for athletes to punch their ticket to next summer’s Games in 21 sports/disciplines.

Quick Facts:

  • 54, or 11%, of Team Canada’s 473 athletes are BC Games and/or Team BC alumni (35 BC Games alumni, 33 Team BC alumni, and 16 alumni of both);
  • 8 coaches and 4 staff members with ties to the BC Games and/or Team BC will join these 54 athletes in Santiago, for a total of 67 alumni;

See the full 2023 Pan Am Games Team Canada athlete list here.

BC Games Alumni List

Name (Athletes)HometownSport | ResultBC Games (sport, if different)
Emma Entzminger*VictoriaSoftball | BronzeKelowna 2008 BC Summer Games (Soccer), Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games
Sara GroenewegenSurreySoftball | BronzeKelowna 2008 BC Summer Games
Jeremy Bagshaw*VictoriaSwimming | Gold, BronzeGreater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games
Mo Zhang*VancouverTable Tennis | Bronze (2)Port Alberni 2004 BC Winter Games
Isabelle Harris*MissionJudo | SilverPenticton 2006 BC Winter Games
Ana Godinez Gonzalez*BurnabyWrestlingPenticton 2006 BC Winter Games
Fillah KarimVancouverSailingNanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Emily Bugeja*VancouverSailingSurrey 2012 BC Summer Games
Jessica Hirschbold*VictoriaSailingCowichan 2018 BC Summer Games
Nicole Bunyan*VictoriaSquash | Silver (2)Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games
Brock Hoel*West KelownaTriathlon | BronzeAbbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games
Desirae Ridenour*Cowichan BayTriathlonNanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Hunter SmithNorth VancouverWakeboard | SilverCowichan 2018 BC Summer Games
Alex RussellSurreyBeach VolleyballKelowna 2008 BC Summer Games (Volleyball-Indoor)
Kaila Butler*Port CoquitlamAthletics | BronzeGreater Vernon 2012 BC Winter Games (Ringette), Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games (Softball)
Alycia Butterworth*ParksvilleAthleticsKamloops 2006 BC Summer Games
Evan DunfeeRichmondAthleticsAbbotsford 2004 BC Summer Games
Georgia EllenwoodLangleyAthleticsTownship of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games
Grace Fetherstonhaugh*New WestminsterAthleticsMission 2014 BC Winter Games (Cross Country Skiing), Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Ethan KatzbergNanaimoAthletics | GoldAbbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games
Callum RobinsonVictoriaAthleticsCowichan 2018 BC Summer Games (Swimming-Para)[SP2] 
Riley PickrellVictoriaCyclingPenticton 2016 BC Winter Games (Speed Skating)
Sean RichardsonVancouverCycling | GoldPenticton 2016 BC Winter Games (Cross Country Skiing)
Anna MollenhauerVictoriaField HockeyMission 2014 BC Winter Games (Hockey)
Natalie SourisseauKelownaField HockeyKamloops 2006 BC Summer Games
Ethan McTavishNorth VancouverField Hockey | BronzeMission 2014 BC Winter Games (Alpine Skiing)
Zachary Clay*ChilliwackArtistic Gymnastics | Gold, SilverGreater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games
Sydney TurnerPort CoquitlamArtistic Gymnastics | BronzePenticton 2016 BC Winter Games
Abby SpeirsVictoriaRowing | GoldSurrey 2012 BC Summer Games (Triathlon)
Quinn Storey*BurnabyRowingMission 2014 BC Winter Games (Alpine Skiing)
Caroline CrossleyVictoriaRugby 7s | SilverSurrey 2012 BC Summer Games
Shalaya ValenzuelaAbbotsfordRugby 7s | SilverAbbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games
Elias ErgasVancouverRugby 7s | BronzeSurrey 2012 BC Summer Games
Lockie KratzVictoriaRugby 7s | BronzeNanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Jake ThielVictoriaRugby 7s | BronzeTownship of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games
Name (Coaches/Staff)HometownSport (Role)BC Games (sport, if different)
Janice Hanan*VictoriaSwimming (Team Manager)Chilliwack 1993 BC Summer Games (Water polo-Athlete), Kelowna 1994 BC Summer Games, Penticton 1995 BC Summer Games, Burnaby 1997 BC Summer Games, Ridge Meadows 1998 BC Summer Games, 2004 Port Alberni BC Winter Games
Rodney HobsonKelownaKarate (Coach (Kumite), Sport Technical Leader)North Vancouver 1996 BC Winter Games (Athlete), Campbell River 1997 BC Winter Games (Athlete)
Raj VirdiSurreyWrestling (Coach)Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games, Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
Tommy McLeodVictoriaDiving (Coach)Victoria 2000 BC Summer Games, Nanaimo 2002 BC Summer Games
Igo Gantsevich*RichmondFencing (Team Leader)Williams Lake 2002 BC Winter Games (Athlete)
Kraig DevlinVictoriaBoxing (High Performance Director/Team Leader)Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games (Karate)
Jennifer GreggainVancouverGolf (Women’s Associate Coach)Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games, Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games, Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games, Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games
Katie Bahain Steenman*SidneyRowing (Coach)Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games
Sean WhiteVictoriaRugby 7s (Men’s Head Coach)Abbotsford 2004 BC Summer Games (Athlete)
Jennifer Joyce*RichmondRugby 7s (Women’s Strength and Conditioning Coach)Penticton 1995 BC Summer Games (Athletics-Athlete)

*Also competed for Team BC at the Canada Games.

Team BC Alumni List

NameHometownSportCanada Games (sport, if different)
Emma Entzminger*VictoriaSoftballSherbrook 2013 Canada Summer Games, Winnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Callum PilgrimAbbotsfordSoftballWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Morgan ReimerLangleySoftballNiagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
Jeremy Bagshaw*VictoriaSwimmingPEI 2009 Canada Summer Games
James DergousoffChristina LakeSwimmingSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Raben DommannNorth VancouverSwimmingWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Ivy LiaoVancouverTable TennisPrince George 2015 Canada Winter Games, PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games (Manager)
Mo Zhang*VancouverTable TennisPrince George 2015 Canada Winter Games (Manager)
Isabelle Harris*MissionJudoRed Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games
Ana Godinez Gonzalez*BurnabyWrestlingWinnipeg 2017 Canada Winter Games
Justina Di StasioCoquitlamWrestlingPEI 2009 Canada Summer Games
Nishan RandhawaAbbotsfordWrestlingSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Darthe CappelanSurreyWrestlingSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Emily Bugeja*VancouverSailingWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Jessica Hirschbold*VictoriaSailingNiagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
Bryden HattieVictoriaDivingWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Celina TothVictoriaDivingPEI 2009 Canada Summer Games
Nicole Bunyan*VictoriaSquashHalifax 2011 Canada Winter Games
Dylan FrenchRichmondFencingSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Shaul GordonRichmondFencingSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Brock Hoel*West KelownaTriathlonWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Desirae Ridenour*Cowichan BayTriathlonWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Kaila Butler*Port CoquitlamAthleticsWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Alycia Butterworth*ParksvilleAthleticsPEI 2009 Canada Summer Games
Grace Fetherstonhaugh*New WestminsterAthleticsWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Addy TownsendCoquitlamAthleticsWinnipeg 2017 Canada Summer Games
Wendy ZhangRichmondBadmintonRed Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games
Sandra WalterCoquitlamCyclingLondon 2001 Canada Summer Games
Connor AttridgeBurnabyRowingNiagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
Quinn Storey*BurnabyRowingNiagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
Devan WiebeVancouverModern PentathlonSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Stacey FungNorth VancouverTennisSherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Zachary Clay*ChilliwackArtistic GymnasticsHalifax 2011 Canada Winter Games
NameHometownSport (Role)Canada Games (sport, if different) 
Janice Hanan*VictoriaSwimming(Team Manager)Regina 2005 Canada Summer Games
JianRen WeiVancouverTable Tennis (Women’s Coach)PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games
Victor GantsevichRichmondFencing (Men’s Epee Coach)Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games
Igo Gantsevich*RichmondFencing (Team Leader)Bathurst-Campbelltown 2003 Canada Winter Games (Athlete)
Katie Bahain Steenman*SidneyRowing (Coach)Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games (Technical Support)
Jennifer JoyceRichmondRugby 7s (Women’s Strength and Conditioning Coach)Brandon 1997 Canada Summer Games (Athletics-Athlete), London 2001 Canada Summer Games (Athletics – Athlete)

*Also competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games.

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