16 year old Taylor Carrick took a step onto the podium at the Polish Junior Squash Open, a part of the European Junior Squash Grand Prix Series, to receive his 3rd place trophy.
The tournament, which was held in Wroclaw, western Poland, saw 229 squash players representing over 20 countries compete over the 3 day event.
Divisions included Boys and Girls Under 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19. Carrick competed in the second largest Division - BU17.
Playing for Bermuda, Carrick progressed to the Quarter-Finals with a 3-0 victory over Ernesto Revert of Spain and a 3-1 victory over Kajetan Lipski of Poland.
Carrick handily defeated 3/4 seed Daniel Simon of Hungary 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, he moved on to the Semi-Finals. After a grueling 40 minute battle, he went down 3-1 to the number 1 seed, Jakub Pytlowany of Poland. Pytlowany went on to win the tournament.
Carrick then played for third or fourth position against #2 seed Blaz Porenta of Slovenia - winning decisively in 3 games 11-3, 11-3, 11-5 to secure 3rd place.
Carrick's next International Squash Tournament will be the Canadian Junior Open in Niagara from December 8th - 11th where he will be competing in the Under 19 Division following his 17th birthday.
He will be representing Bermuda alongside his Junior National Squad teammates - Cece Robinson, Ethan Rosorea, Matthew Elliott, Charlie Riker, Josai Williams, Owen Rosorea, Anaya Smith, Andrew Cox and Abigail Brewer.
Carrick will then continue on to the US Junior Open, the Scottish Junior Open and the British Junior Open over the Christmas holidays.