Frederic Winters


With more than 250 caps, Frederic Winters was the most experienced member of the Canadian team that competed at the 2014 FIVB World Championship and finished a best-ever seventh. It was his third appearance at the global quadrennial event. Winters was also on the teams that finished seventh at the 2015 FIVB World Cup and won bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. In 2016 he helped Canada win the FIVB World League Group 2 which earned the team a spot in the elite Group 1 in 2017. The captain of the men’s national team has played professionally in Austria, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Russia, China, and Brazil.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Barry Winters and Maggie Pajak… Sister Hayley… Getting into the Sport: Started playing volleyball at age 12… Outside Interests: Collects sports shoes, especially basketball models… Enjoys golfing and going to NBA and MLB games (especially the Blue Jays)… Attended Pepperdine University on scholarship… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Go for the jugular (from his mom)…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioVolleyballMen5

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - 5th

Pan American Games: 2015 – BRONZE; 2007 – 7th

FIVB World League: 2016 – 13th; 2015 – 15th; 2014 – 13th

FIVB World Championships: 2014 – 7th; 2010 – 17th; 2006 – 11th

FIVB World Cup: 2015 – 7th