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SAM PEDLOW: BEACH VOLLEYBALL’S PEACEFUL WARRIOR

In professional beach volleyball, the gap between advancing in a tournament and losing out on a payday is slim. In a sport full of athletes who are all similarly skilled and performing at their physical best, the key is to find that extra something to set you apart from the field. For players like Canadian Sam Pedlow, volleyball is an easy game—from a physical standpoint. It’s easy to warm up and hit the ball over the net. What Sam excels in, what has propelled his team to a top-10 world ranking, is mental preparation. Becoming a Peaceful Warrior   To cultivate the right mindset, Sam tries to create an environment where he feels he can consistently bring his best, week...

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CANADIAN PEDLOW LOOKING FOR A BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT AT TOKYO QUALIFIER IN CHINA

Toronto, Canada, September 13, 2019 - Although the 2018-2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour regular season is complete, Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter still have one more event to prepare for as the Canadians seek to earn an Olympic berth for their country at next week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Qualification tournament in Haiyang, China. Currently listed No. 24 on the FIVB World Tour men’s ranking list and only 380 points behind the pairs listed in the 15th spot, Pedlow said the 2018-2019 international beach volleyball season was "so competitive that there really are no easy matches.” The 32-year-old Pedlow added “it doesn’t matter if a team is ranked inside or outside the top 20, I think so many teams...

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Canada re-establishing itself as a beach power with Sam Schachter and Sam Pedlow

Sam Pedlow remembers the crying. There he was, a full-fledged Canadian, playing hockey, his country’s past-time sport, the American equivalent of football, at a fairly high level, living up to the expectations of all of those around him. And then he abandoned it. He left a youth playoff hockey game for a volleyball practice. In some parts of Canada that might very well be considered treason. “I felt like I was disappointing everybody,” Pedlow recalled on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter. “I was no longer playing hockey. But in order for our sport to continue to survive we need people to continually replace us. I want to be a place where people are continually beating me....

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Meet the ever-improving Sam Pedlow

Meet the ever-improving Sam Pedlow Canada’s Sam Pedlow was named the FIVB’s Most Improved Player in 2017 – so we asked him what it meant after a consistent season on the sand Sam in action typical action at the net during the World Championships in Vienna The first thing Sam Pedlow’s friends asked when they heard he had won the FIVB’s Most Improved Player award was ‘hey, doesn’t this mean you weren’t very good last year?!’ After the laughter dies down, the 30-year-old Canadians composes himself to give a very good answer. “Actually in the 2016 season I thought I played the best volleyball of my career,” Pedlow tells swatchmajorseries.com. “This year, however, I also went on to play the best of...

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Canada’s Sam Pedlow to compete in p1440 Huntington Beach

  It’s a bit early for Sam Pedlow’s annual winter visit. Typically, this comes in January or February, depending on the training schedule. It comes with much social media fanfare (when it comes to Pedlow, most beach volleyball action comes with much social media fanfare). It comes with high level training, as he and partner Sam Schachter schedule a week or two against the best in the U.S. But this is a different visit from the usual. Pedlow’s trip to Southern California at the end of November, stretching through the first week of December, is no training trip, but a final destination to cap a long and winding 2018 season. He’s coming to see if he’s the world’s Top Gun. p1440’s event...

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