Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selected 2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup and Brandenburg International Regatta Teams

May 14, 2019

Canoe Kayak Canada - OTTAWA, ONTARIO (MAY 13, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name 26 sprint and paracanoe athletes to represent Canada at multiple International events this summer. Canadian athletes were selected following the first National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials which took place this past weekend at the Olympic Basin in Montréal. The selected athletes will be competing at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups and the Brandenburg International Regatta. As a result of this weekend’s performances, some athletes have also secured their spots for the 2019 ICF Junior World Championships.

 

    Photo: Charles Beaumier

 

“It was great to see some of our next gen athletes perform as well as they did against our seniors and earn a well-deserved early nomination to the Junior World Team”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer. “There were several convincing wins in the senior events and I believe we will see some excellent performances in Europe later this month.”

The first International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup will be held in Poznan, Poland from May 23rd – 26th, and the second will be held in Duisburg, Germany, from May 30th – June 2nd. The Brandenburg International Regatta will take place in Brandenburg, Germany from May 24th – 25th, and the Junior World Championships are set to begin on July 16th in Krakow, Poland.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will host the next and final National Team Trial event from June 21st – 23rd. This regatta will determine the athletes who will be selected to compete at the U23 World Championships, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Hopes International Regatta, as well as determine the rest of the Junior World Championship Team.

 

WORLD CUP 1 & 2 TEAMS - SPRINT

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Connor Fitzpatrick

Dartmouth, NS

Senobe

Rob Baert, Andreas Dittmer

Craig Spence

Dartmouth, NS

Cheema

Andreas Dittmer

Mark Oldershaw

Burlington, ON

Burloak

Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer

Roland Varga

Aurora, ON

Richmond Hill

Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Katie Vincent

Mississauga, ON

Mississauga

Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Trois-Rivières, QC

Trois-Rivières

Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Alex Scott

Halifax, NS

Maskwa

Frédéric Jobin

Brian Malfesi

Maple Ridge, BC

Ridge

Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin

Jarret Kenke

Saskatoon, SK

Saskatoon

Frédéric Jobin

Mark de Jonge

Halifax, NS

Maskwa

Frédéric Jobin

Marshall Hughes

Waverly, NS

Cheema

Mike Kerrivan

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Lac Beauport, QC

Lac Beauport

Frédéric Jobin

Nick Matveev

Richmond Hill, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin

Simon McTavish

Oakville, ON

Mississauga

Frédéric Jobin

Vincent Jourdenais

Trois-Rivières, QC

Trois-Rivières

Mathieu Pelletier

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Courtney Stott

Pickering, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks,

Lissa Bissonnette

Sherbrooke, QC

Pointe-Claire

Chad Brooks

Madeline Schmidt

Ottawa, ON

Rideau

Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks

Michelle Russell

Fall River, NS

Cheema

Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks

Natalie Davison

Manotick, ON

Rideau

Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

WORLD CUP 1 TEAM - PARACANOE 

PARACANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Erica Scarff

Mississauga, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek

Mathieu St-Pierre

Shawinigan, QC

Shawinigan

Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer

Trinity Tratch

Calgary, AB

Calgary

Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAM

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Cameron Low

Toronto, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Julia Lilley-Osende

Dartmouth, NS

Mic Mac

Chris Chaisson

 

Sophia Jensen

Edmonton, AB

Cascades

Adam Mayo

 

 

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Cameron Low

Toronto, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Julia Lilley-Osende

Dartmouth, NS

Mic Mac

Chris Chaisson

 

Sophia Jensen

Edmonton, AB

Cascades

Adam Mayo

 

 

Get the National Sprint Team Trials #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada website or on ckc.immediac.com, and watch all races on the CKC YouTube Channel.

 

For more information on the Sprint and Paracanoe ICF International events of 2019, visit the International Canoe Federation’s Website.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca