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Manitoba Rowing Association – WINNIPEG – For the first time in Canadian rowing history, Manitoba athletes won the Canadian Rowing National Champion trophy, which equates to the Manitoba Rowing Association having the highest percentage of athletes to achieve world gold medal standards. The National Rowing Championships took place in Burnaby, British Columbia September 22 – 25, 2016.

Championship Details:

Women’s Open single scull – [+ 23]

  •       Silver Medal – Emma Gray [18 years,  who recently represented Canada at the World Championships in Rotterdam, Denmark rowing for less than one year]
  • 7th place Rianne Boekhorst [22 years] placing higher than international athletes, and has only been rowing for 7 months.

Women’s Open pair – [+23]

  • 7th place Casie and Kaelyn Gauthier [23 and 24 years] placing higher than two international crews.

Women’s U23 single scull – [-22]

  • Gold medal – Emma Gray [18 years] placing higher than the current national champion.

Women’s Junior – [-19]

  • Gold Medal – Emma Gray [18 years] placing higher than the current national champion.

National Canadian Cup results.

  • Second place Manitoba to British Columbia in the Women’s quad by 0.50 seconds.

Manitoba Rowing Association President Kelly Malcolmson comments, “The Manitoba Rowing Association is pleased to recognize the impressive results achieved at the 2016 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup regatta.  Congratulations to our dedicated squad and Head Coach Antony Patterson. “

All of the above results are the best Manitoba has ever achieved. In such, this show that the Manitoba Rowing Association program and structure, lead by Head Coach Antony Patterson, is the most efficient in the country. In addition, all Manitoba athletes achieved personal bests at the National Rowing Championships and were highly praised by Rowing Canada for their professional approach and sportsmanship.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Andrea Katz at 204.770.2203 or via email at

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