Day 7: 2017 World Championships – Sarasota, FL

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The Canadian Men’s Four took to the stage for the B final at 9:20ET. Mackenzie Copp, David de Groot, Kai Langerfeld and Taylor Perry laid it all on the line in the final 250m, surpassing the United States and France to take 2nd place with a time of 5:55.76.

“All week our strength has been in the last 250m and that was reflected in this race,” said Copp. “We’re satisfied with the result for today and we are definitely hungry to get back to training. We are racing the championship eight at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston next month. We will regroup in Victoria and train for that event.”

The Men’s Four place 8th overall at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

The Women’s Four lined up immediately after the men at 9:25ET. Canada battled right to the line with ITA and NZL securing 3rd place position in 6:40.20.

“We are a bit disappointed in the overall result this week but that’s because we hold such a high standard for ourselves,” said Christine Roper. “We are proud of the races that we had this week and what we’ve learned. Our commitment to each other never failed so we walk away with heads held high and continue our campaigning towards Tokyo 2020.”

Susanne Grainger, Nicole Hare, Lisa Roman and Christine Roper will all regroup and join the Women’s eight for the A final race tomorrow. “Recovery is important in the next 24 hours and keeping our motivation high. It’s not just another race, it’s a big one.”

The Women’s Four place 9th place overall at the 2017 World Championships.

Tune into the A finals tomorrow morning with Canada competing in the Women’s Single A final and the Women’s Eight A final.

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

10:57 ET/7:57PT – W1x – A Final
11:42 ET/8:42PT – W8+ – A Final

Here’s a complete roster of the Canadian team competing at World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida:

Women’s single scull
Carling Zeeman (Sudbury Rowing Club – Cambridge, ON)

Women’s four
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club – London, ON)
Nicole Hare (Calgary Rowing Club – Calgary, AB)
Lisa Roman (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Lightweight women’s quadruple sculls
Jennifer Casson (Kingston Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)
Ellen Gleadow (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – Vancouver, BC)
Trish Mara (Victoria City Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)
Jill Moffatt (University of Western Ontario Boat Club – Bethany, ON)

Women’s eight 
Kristin Bauder (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club – London, ON)
Nicole Hare (Calgary Rowing Club – Calgary, AB)
Hillary Janssens (University of British Columbia Rowing Club, Cloverdale, BC)
Jennifer Martins (University of Western Ontario Boat Club – Toronto, ON)
Lisa Roman (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Rebecca Zimmerman (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)
Cox: Kristen Kit (University of British Columbia Rowing Club / St. Catharines Rowing Club – St. Catharines, ON)

Men’s four
Mackenzie Copp (Western Rowing Club – London, ON)
David de Groot (St. Catharines Rowing Club – St. Catharines, ON)
Kai Langerfeld (University of Victoria Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Taylor Perry (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Ancaster, ON)

Men’s double sculls
Matthew Buie (St. Catharines Rowing Club – Duntroon, ON)
Conlin McCabe (Brockville Rowing Club – Brockville, ON)

Lightweight men’s single scull
Aaron Lattimer (University of British Columbia Rowing Club – Delta, BC)

Lightweight men’s double sculls
Taylor Hardy (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Patrick Keane (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)

Team Canada is led by Men’s Head Coach, Terry Paul and Women’s Head Coach, Dave Thompson. Thompson will be supported by senior national team coach Michelle Darvill, while Paul will be supported by senior assistant national team coach Roger Meager.

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