rowing canada

Jackie Skender

August 11, 2013, Trakai, Lithuania (ISN) – The 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships (Aug. 07 to 11) in Trakai, Lithuania, wrapped up today. Canada had five boats entered this year.

Peterborough Rowing Club member Graham Peeters of Omemee, Ontario, finished fifth in the B final in 7:19.04 today. This gives Peeters an overall rank of 11th, in a large field of up-and-coming single scullers.

The junior women’s double of Sofia Donnecke (Claremont Sport Institute, BC) and Mckenzie Lukacs (Calgary Rowing Club, Alberta) finished fifth in the C final today, and place 17th overall.

The junior men’s double – Patrick Keane and David Nicmans, both BC-based rowers – clearly beat Israel (7:17.91) in the E final today in a time of 7:00.61. They place 19th overall.

Yesterday, 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. This crew is a combination of British Columbia (Victoria City Rowing Club) and Ontario-based athletes from Upper Canada College.

Also Saturday 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 World Rowing Junior Championships is designed for athletes 18 and younger to prepare for future international success at the under 23 or senior levels. Germany had a very successful regatta this year, winning four gold medals.

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