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Canada will be represented by six U19 crews and seven U23 crews in Varese, Italy later this month at the 2022 World Rowing U23 and U19 Championships.

Canada’s 2021 World U19 men’s pair bronze medallists, Matteo Banducci and Alexander Gonin, will race in the U23 men’s eight, while another U19 bronze medallist, Grace VandenBroek (2017, women’s double), joins Elisa Bolinger in the U23 women’s double.

The U23 women’s double and the U23 women’s pair of Maya Meschkuleit and Leia Till will also race in World Cup III this weekend in Lucerne, Switzerland, before joining the rest of the NextGen team in Italy.

This July will mark the first time since 2016 in Rotterdam that the U23 and U19 World Championships are held concurrently in the same location. This will also be the second time that Varese has hosted the World U23 Championships.

We are looking forward to seeing our U23 and U19 teams on the water in Italy,” said Chuck McDiarmid, RCA NextGen Program Lead. “The 45 NextGen athletes that will be representing Canada this summer in Varese have worked hard to earn this opportunity. Having both the U23 and U19 groups competing at the same event is a unique opportunity for the athletes and coaches to learn and grow together, and strengthens the bonds within our program. We are proud of what our athletes have already accomplished in the lead up to the World Championships, and are excited to cheer them on as they race on the international stage.”

Underway this weekend in London, Ontario, is the annual CanAmMex regatta, a high performance racing opportunity for up-and-coming rowers. Twenty-six athletes will represent Canada, racing with teams from the United States, Mexico and, for the first time ever, the Bahamas.

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When and Where
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, Italy 
July 25-30, 2022

World Rowing U19 Championships
Varese, Italy
July 27-31, 2022

London, Ontario
July 8-9, 2022

How to Follow Racing
World Rowing U23 and U19 Championships
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