Day four: Junior World Championships

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Jackie Skender
August 10, 2013, Trakai, Lithuania (ISN) – The 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships (Aug. 07 to 11) in Trakai, Lithuania, began the weekend with reported cross-wind conditions that caused some bumpy water at the start, turning into flat water at the finish of the 2000m rowing course

Four Canadian boats tested their skills today.

The junior men’s single of Graham Peeters of Omemee, Ontario, who rows out of the Peterborough Rowing Club, finished fifth in his semi in 7:32.72. Poland won this semi in 7:21.48. Peeters goes to the B final, which will be held tomorrow.

The junior men’s coxed four of Harris Sheldon, Jacob Barker, Adam Donaldson, Charles Walker, and coxswain Daniel Hong finished third in the B final in 6:45.84, for ninth overall.

Also in the B final, the junior women’s four was second in 7:20.93, to finish eighth overall. This crew, all based out of the Victoria City Rowing Club, consists of Kelsey Farmer, Alecia Zwicker, Samantha Heron and Caileigh Filmer.

The junior women’s double of Sofia Donnecke (Claremont Sport Institute, BC) and Mckenzie Lukacs (Calgary Rowing Club, Alberta) finished second in the semi C/D in 7:44.99 and now go to the C final tomorrow for places 13 to 18.

The junior men’s double – Patrick Keane and David Nicmans, both BC-based rowers – will row in a two-boat E final tomorrow against Israel.

The World Rowing Junior Championships is designed for athletes 18 and younger to prepare for future international success at the under 23 or senior levels.

Full results at