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Andrew Schnell Pro Squash Player | PanAm Games Gold and Silver Medalist | 2x and reigning Canadian Champ | MSc Kin | #fasterhigherstronger | Romans 8:31 http://www.andrewschnell.com/
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Although squash isn’t in the olympics, there is no questioning the power of sport in creating, uniting, inspiring, and igniting a community. today is the day. go and vote #yes to the calgary 2026 olympic and paralympic games #yyc #riseabove #calgary2026 #calgary #olympics #hostcalgary2026

comment 2 star 76 6 days ago

The older gentleman in the photo was my grandfather. humble, kind, joyful, and as you can tell from the look on his face, so proud. he was also an raf pilot throughout wwii. reflecting on this: when my granddad was 23 years old (my age at the time the photo was taken), the war would have just finished; he would have obtained a pilots license but not a drivers license; he would have sacrificed his dreams to enlist for his country; he would have seen some terrible things. and he would have just met my grandmum, finding a job advertised in the newspaper to support a young family trying to make a way. at 23 years old he was more of a man than i will ever be. i am who i am because of him. i can express and live the life i lead because of him, too. thank you. #lestweforget #remembranceday #weremember

comment 5 star 177 2 weeks ago

Such a pleasure talking shop with beast @pvellner! learning and implementing all i can from one of the most dedicated athletes worldwide. #fasterhigherstronger #crossfit #humbling

comment 8 star 80 last month

Coming up on three years with this one. i can’t believe she still puts up with me! here’s to many more conversations like this. love you. @joanne_sanderson #windermere #threeyears #thankful

comment 4 star 96 September 2018

And just like that, it’s all over! had an amazing time in grand cayman. played some squash, learned a thing or two, and even brought home a 🥉! so proud of this team, and excited to see what we can do for the season ahead. see you at work. #fasterhigherstronger #teamcanada #panamchamps caymanislands
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#teamasics #teamhead #pbcm #smileelements #imoveme #asics #trackandfield #gym #lift #yyclift #sprint #track #barbell #training #athlete #athletesofinstagram #student #studentathlete #teamcanada #olympics #squash #squashcanada #panams2019 #grind #discipline

comment 3 star 131 September 2018

Fishing for more than just lets. #panamchamps2018 #fasterhigherstronger

comment 4 star 129 August 2018

I’ve always found holidays to be an escape to reality rather than from it. i’m thankful for this off-season. i’ve worked hard, laughed often, and lived deep, and i’m looking forward to what’s ahead. thoreau said it best: “if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
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off to toronto for a training camp and then down grand cayman for panam champs. see you at work. #fasterhigherstronger .
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#teamasics #teamhead #pbcm #smileelements #imoveme #asics #honeystinger #planetfoods #trackandfield #gym #lift #yyclift #sprint #track #barbell #training #athlete #athletesofinstagram #student #studentathlete #teamcanada #olympics #squash #squashcanada #panams2019 #grind #discipline

comment 2 star 113 August 2018

Riddle: i’m long and daunting and always in sight. i chase you always, and if i catch you, you lose. you’re afraid of me. what am i?
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answer: my shadow. although your length depends on my posture, and your visibility, the direction that i look. you may be hot on my heels but you’ll never overtake me. and no, i’m not afraid of you but grateful for you. you motivate me, push me, argue with me, and sometimes we even come to blows. you keep me on guard and never let me give an inch. you’re the world’s greatest training partner. yes, you’re miserable, but ease hurts progress more than hardship. so thank you for being hard to live with.
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now, i have work to do. move aside. #fasterhigherstronger .
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#teamasics #teamhead #pbcm #smileelements #imoveme #asics #trackandfield #gym #lift #yyclift #sprint #track #barbell #training #athlete #athletesofinstagram #student #studentathlete #teamcanada #olympics #squash #squashcanada #panams2019 #grind #discipline

comment 1 star 59 August 2018