Eight T-Birds rowers in France for World University Championships this weekend

Robert Gage

VANCOUVER – Eight UBC Thunderbirds will represent Canada and compete against a deep field of top rowers at the World University Championships in Gravelines, France, which will run September 12-14. The event features entries from four continents with over 20 countries racing in Olympic class events.


UBC has strong representation on the men’s team, combining with top Canadian university athletes from Brock, Western, Victoria, Queen’s, Princeton and Harvard.

The Canadian University Rowing Association and Rowing Canada partnered together to send a team.

“The 2014 FISU team is made up of our top Canadian university and college-based athletes from across Canada and the US,” said Peter Cookson, High Performance Director for Rowing Canada Aviron. “The FISU Rowing Championships will provide an exciting and very competitive international racing opportunity for these athletes”.

The FISU World Rowing Championships are open to all student-athletes who are presently studying or who have graduated within the past year. Athletes must be between 17 and 28 years of age.

UBC athletes will be racing in the following crews:
Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Ian Connell (Western)
Aaron Lattimer (UBC)
Jordan Rendell (Queen’s)
Angus Todd (UBC)

Men’s Four (M4-)
Mike Evans (Princeton)
Alex Janzen (UBC)
Tim Schrijver (Brock)
David Lariviere (Western)

Men’s Eight (M8+)
Ben Coull (UBC)
David de Groot (Brock)
Ben de Wit (UBC)
Graeme Blaskovich (UBC)
Eben Prevec (UBC)
Rob Gage (UBC)
Mick Malowany (Harvard)
Alex Munro (Western)
Coxswain: Jacob Koudys (Victoria)

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