Biography:

Graham Vigrass began his career in a Canadian uniform at the 2008 NORCECA Junior Championship before competing at the 2009 FIVB World Junior Championship. He joined the senior national B team in 2009-10 before becoming a full time national team member in 2012-13. After helping Canada to a best ever seventh place finish at the FIVB World Championship in 2014, Vigrass was part of Canada’s seventh place finish at the 2015 FIVB World Cup. He also helped Canada win bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto where he was the team’s best blocker. He was also Canada’s best blocker as the team won FIVB World League Group 2 in 2016 to earn a spot in the elite Group 1 in 2017. Vigrass enjoyed a successful career at the University of Calgary. After missing 10 weeks of the 2009-10 season due to mononucleosis, he returned for the stretch drive and playoffs, leading the Dinos to their first CIS title in 17 years and winning CIS Championship MVP honours. In 2010-11 he was named CIS men’s volleyball player of the year. After playing professionally in France in 2013-14, Vigrass helped Étoile Sportive du Sahel win the Tunisia Cup in 2014-15.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Richard and Sandy… Siblings Andrea and Adam… Uncle Don Saxton competed in volleyball at Los Angeles 1984… Cousin Ben Saxton is a member of the 2016 Olympic beach volleyball team… Getting into the Sport: Started playing volleyball at age 13… Outside Interests: Owns Ice Recover Therapy, a company that provides athletes the proper products to ice their injuries…