Canadian Crews Set to Begin World U23 Championships
Rowing Canada – Eight Canadian NextGen boats are set to take to the water in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida this Wednesday with the opening of the 2019 World Rowing U23 Championships.
The competition will feature approximately 700 of the world’s best rowers under the age of 23. Hailing from 53 different countries, they will be racing at Nathan Benderson Park, the site of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Last season Canada finished the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships with gold medals in the Women’s Eight and the Men’s Single.
Among those returning to the team this year are 2018 Women’s Eight gold medallists Isabel Ruby-Hill (Toronto, ON) and Ivy Elling Quaintance (Victoria, BC), and 2018 fifth place finishers in the Men’s Eight Luke Gadsdon (Hamilton, ON), Travis Gronsdahl (Victoria, BC), Nicholas Tavares (Fonthill, ON), Brett Vilk (Grimsby, ON) and coxswain Skylar Presch (Seattle, WA).
Newcomers to the Canadian U23 team include 2017 World Junior bronze medallists Kieanna Stephens (Surrey, BC) and Grace VandenBroek (Douro Dummer, ON) as well as two-time World Junior bronze medallist for the United States Kailani Marchak (Long Beach, California).
Over $35,000 has been raised so far for the 2019 #RCANextGen fundraising campaign, which aims to ensure that athletes do not face financial barriers to represent Canada on the world stage. To make a contribution and help us reach our goal of $50,000, please visit fundrazr.com/RCANEXTGEN2019
When and Where
July 24-28, 2019
Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, USA
Racing starts each day at 9:00am local time (9:00amET/6:00amPT)
Follow @rowingcanada on social media for heat and repechage progressions. Daily reports recapping semifinal and final results will be posted on rowingcanada.org Friday through Sunday.
Join the conversation @rowingcanada: #WRU23Champs #SarasotaBradenton2019 #rowingcanada #RCANextGen
Schedule and results available at www.worldrowing.com
Under 23 World Championship Team
|Piper Battersby||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Isabel Ruby-Hill||Branksome Hall Rowing/Duke University|
|McKenna Simpson||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Ivy Elling Quaintance||Victoria City Rowing Club/Washington State University|
|Women’s Coxed Four|
|Kailani Marchak||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of California|
|Brenna Randall||Regina Rowing Club/University of Tennessee|
|Charlotte Deacon||Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Clarie Dirks||Havergal Rowing Club/Yale University|
|Megan Stellato (coxswain)||Havergal Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Anna Burnotte||Club d’aviron de Sherbrooke|
|Marilou Duvernay Tardif||Knowlton Rowing Club|
|Kieanna Stephens||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club/University of Washington|
|Grace VandenBroek||Peterborough Rowing Club|
|Katie Clark||False Creek Rowing Club/Rockies Rowing Club/University of British Columbia Rowing Club|
|Yara Ensminger||Don Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Louise Munro||Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Charles Alexander||Sudbury Rowing Club/Laurentian University|
|Curtis Ames||Calgary Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Nicholas Everett||Brockville Rowing Club/University of Washinton|
|Luke Gadsdon||Leander Boat Club/Brock University|
|Travis Gronsdahl||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Peter Lancashire||Brentwood College/University of Washington|
|Nicholas Tavares||South Niagara Rowing Club/Syracuse University|
|Brett Vilk||St. Catharines Rowing Club/University of California|
|Skylar Presch (coxswain)||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Tyler Adams||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Michael Bryenton||Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Men’s Single|
|Spencer Kielar||Guelph Rowing Club/Trent University|
Under 23 Coaches
Women’s Sculling – Gavin McKay (Aviron Québec)
Women’s Sweep – Greg Szybka (Brock University Rowing Club)
Men’s Sculling – Dane Lawson (University of Western Ontario Rowing Club)
Men’s Sweep – Pat Newman (Victoria City Rowing Club)
Click here for NextGen National Team bios.
Canadian umpire(s) in attendance:
For more information:
RCA Communications Lead
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator