Josh Binstock began competing with Sam Schachter in 2013. Together they’ve stood on the podium at three FIVB World Tour events, including with a gold medal at the 2014 Parana Open. In 2015 they finished second at the Major Series tournament in Porec, Croatia, earning their largest single prize payout. They posted their best result in a Grand Slam event when they finished fourth in Sao Paulo in 2014. Binstock made his Olympic debut at London 2012 alongside Martin Reader. The duo finished in 17th place after posting a 1-2 record in pool play. A former member of the national junior indoor team, Binstock began competing on the beach circuit during his off-season from the University of Toronto. In 2001 he won a silver medal at the Canada Games and he has claimed the national title twice, in 2008 and 2009, both with Matt Zbyszewski.
Family: Parents Howard and Susan… Siblings Aaron, Michelle and Todd… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education… Earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2009… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Binner… Favourite motto: “For me winning isn’t something that happens on the court when the whistle blows and the crowd roars. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally when you train everyday and dream every night.”
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
OG: 2012 – 17th
FIVB World Tour (Top 3): 2015 – SILVER (Major Series, Porec); 2014 – SILVER (Open, Doha), GOLD (Open, Parana)