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Junior men’s quad which placed 7th in Rio.  Photo courtesy of Carol Love.

Rio de Janeiro played host to the top junior rowers from around the world at this year’s World Rowing Junior Championships.  The regatta took place this past week in the Brazilian Olympic City.

The young rowers gave the Olympic rowing course a test run one year ahead of the Olympic regatta which is scheduled to take place in 2016.

Four Canadian crews travelled to the Southern hemisphere to compete against other young rowers from around the globe.

The women’s pair of Sydney Payne (Brentwood College School/Argonaut Rowing Club) and Yvonne Anguelov (Brentwood College School/Argonaut Rowing Club) and coached by Stani Slavova were the best performing Canadian crew at this regatta.  The duo finished in fifth place overall.

The women’s quadruple sculls crew of Pari Baker (Don Rowing Club), Yara Ensminger (Don Rowing Club), Stephanie Grauer (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club) and Kendell Massier (Regina Rowing Club) and coached by Garett Mathiason finished the regatta in 6th position.

The men’s quadruple sculls crew of Trevor Jones (Peterborough Rowing Club), Jared Naar (South Niagara Rowing Club), Elliot Rogers (Brentwood College Rowing Club), Nick Tavares (South Niagara Rowing Club) and which was coached by Carol Love won the B Final, finishing the week in 7th place overall.

Finally the men’s four crew of Isaac Donaldson (Victoria City Rowing Club), Liam Keane (Victoria City Rowing Club), Brett Vilk (St. Catharines Rowing Club), Lukas Wintersperger (Argonaut Rowing Club) and coached by Patrick Newman, won the C Final finishing the regatta in 13th position overall.