Anne-Frédérique Bayard
Anne-Frédérique Bayard

Graeme Schnell


Graeme Schnell was a double medallist at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. He won silver in men’s doubles alongside brother Andrew and the two joined with Shawn Delierre to capture gold in the men’s team event.

Schnell won a record five men’s open titles at the Canadian University and College Championships. He was victorious in 2008 and 2009 before reeling off three straight wins in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Schnell also competed at the 2008 World University Championships. He is also a nine-time Canadian champion.

Eight years after he stopped competing on the PSA World Tour to focus on his chiropractic career, Schnell returned to the Canadian Championships in 2023. He finished third in the men’s open division, earning him a spot on the Canadian team for the Pan American Championships. He and partner Brett Schille made it to the quarterfinals in men’s doubles.

A Little More About Graeme

Getting into the Sport: Started playing squash at age 10… Liked that unlike in tennis, table tennis or badminton, he could hit the ball as hard as he wanted… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, learning, water skiing… Graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2013 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology… Earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2019 and became the director of his own clinic in Calgary… Odds and Ends: Role model is Rafael Nadal for his work ethic… Favourite mottos: “Success is very intentional and deliberate” and “If things aren’t adding up, start subtracting”…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (team), SILVER (doubles)