Stage Set for Pan American Games, World Junior Championships
Rowing Canada Aviron – The 2019 Pan American Games regatta and the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships are set to get under way in what will be a busy week for Canada’s NextGen rowers.
Pan American Games racing will begin on August 6 at Albufera Medio Mundo in Huacho, Peru with heats and repechages, which will continue into August 7. Finals will take place August 8 to 10 before the multi-sport event wraps up with the Closing Ceremony on August 11.
Among those representing Canada in Peru is 2015 Pan American gold medallist Kate Haber (Owen Sound, ON), as well as a number of rowers who have had success at other international events, such as 2015 World U23 gold medallists Graham Peeters (Omemee, ON) and Matthew Finley (St. Catharines, ON) and 2014 Youth Olympic Games and World Juniors medallist Larissa Werbicki (Saskatoon, SK). Returning from injury is Trish Mara (Victoria, BC), who finished fourth in the Lightweight Women’s Quad at the 2017 World Championships.
A crew change will see Spencer Kielar (Guelph, ON) sub in for Alex Bernst (Ottawa, ON) just days after competing for Canada at the 2019 World Rowing U23 Championships.
Meanwhile, across the Pacific Ocean, Canada’s Junior team will be competing at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships, which is taking place at the new Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, the venue the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Heats will take place August 7 to 8 (August 6 to 7 ET/PT), followed by repechages and semifinals scheduled for August 8 to 10 (August 7 to 9 ET/PT). The event concludes on August 11 (August 10 ET/PT) with the A Finals.
Included among the 16 athletes donning the maple leaf in Tokyo are Junior National Team returnees Lucy Black (Fredericton, NB), Claire Ellison (Halifax, NS), Maya Meschkuleit (Mississauga, ON) and Eden Cooper-Squires (Toronto, ON).
When and Where
Pan American Games
August 6-10, 2019
Racing starts each day at 9:00am local time (10:00amET/7:00amPT)
World Junior Championships
August 7-11, 2019
Racing starts each day at 9:30am local time (8:30pmET/5:30pmPT previous day)
How to Follow Racing
Pan American Games
Select races may be livestreamed on CBC Sports
Schedule and results available at www.lima2019.pe/en
World Junior Championships
Live tracking every day at www.worldrowing.com
All races will be livestreamed on www.worldrowing.com
Schedule and results available at www.worldrowing.com
Follow @rowingcanada on social media for heat, repechage and semi-final progressions. Daily reports recapping final results will be posted on rowingcanada.org Thursday through Saturday.
Join the conversation @rowingcanada: #Lima2019 #PanAm #WRJChamps #Tokyo2019 #rowingcanada #RCANextGen
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Pan American Games Team
|Lightweight Women’s Single|
|Trish Mara||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Jessie Loutit||Calgary Rowing Club|
|Larissa Werbicki||Saskatoon Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Women’s Double|
|Kate Haber||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Jaclyn Stelmaszyk||Durham Rowing Club/Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Jessica Sevick||University of British Columbia Rowing Club|
|Layla Balooch||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Shannon Kennedy||Middlesex-Western Rowing Club/Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Men’s Double|
|Spencer Kielar||Guelph Rowing Club/Peterborough Rowing Club|
|Joshua King||Ottawa Rowing Club|
|Luc Brodeur||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Graham Peeters||Peterborough Rowing Club/Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Matthew Finley||St. Catharines Rowing Club/Brock Rowing Club|
Pan Am Coaches
Carol Love (Peterborough Rowing Club)
Dane Lawson (University of Western Ontario Rowing Club)
Meet Canada’s Mommy Double, Kate Haber and Jaclyn Stelmaszyk!
Junior World Championships Team
|Abigail Dent||Kenora Rowing Club|
|Lily Jedlic||Regina Rowing Club|
|Hailey Mercuri||St. Catharines Rowing Club|
|Lucy Black||Ridley College|
|Claire Ellison||Halifax Rowing Club|
|Aida Lissel-DeCorby||Saskatoon Rowing Club|
|Maya Meschkuleit||Don Rowing Club|
|Stephen Harris||Guelph Rowing Club|
|Adam Krol||Don Rowing Club|
|Newton Seawright||Don Rowing Club|
|William Simpson||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Men’s Coxed Four|
|Julian Black||St. George’s Rowing Club|
|Dane Halkiw||Upper Canada College Rowing Club|
|Basil Jancso-Szabo||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Samuel Weinstein Zimbel||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Eden Cooper-Squires (coxswain)||Argonaut Rowing Club|
Junior Worlds Coaches
Scott Swinkels (University of Victoria)
Pat Cody (Row Nova Scotia)
Click here for NextGen National Team bios.
Canadian umpire(s) in attendance:
Pan Am Games
For more information:
RCA Communications Lead
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator