Hunter Amesbury, D’Arcy Arends, Marilyse Dubois and Alanna Fogarty headline the Canadian roster for the 2018 World University Rowing Championship set to begin Friday.
Amesbury, Arends, Dubois and Fogarty, who all competed at the 2016 event, are four of the 17 student-athletes named to the team on Wednesday.
Arends, a clinical trials management student, helped guide Western’s women’s team to their fifth straight Canadian University Rowing Championship last November.
On the men’s side, a pair Victoria Vikes teammates, Tyler Adams and Eric Arscott, will make up half of the men’s four. Adams, along with Vikes head coach Aalbert Van Schothorst, recently competed in the World U23 Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland.
Van Schothorst will serve as one of three Team Canada officials alongside former Vikes head coach Richard Crawley and Mark Williams of the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Canada won a pair of bronze medals at 2016 World University Championship, highlighted by a third-place finish by Fogarty in the lightweight double sculls.
The 2018 World University Rowing Championship will be held in Shanghai, China from Aug. 10-12.
TEAM CANADA ROSTER
|First Name||Last Name||University||Hometown||Program||Event|
|Myriam||Okuda-Rayfuse||McMaster||Ottawa, Ont.||Nursing||Lightweight women’s double|
|Hunter||Amesbury*||Carleton||Burlington, Ont.||Commerce||Men’s four|
|Alanna||Fogarty*||Drexel||Ottawa, Ont.||Epidemiology||Lightweight women’s double|
|Marilyse||Dubois*||Western||Laval, Que.||Psychology||Women’s eight|
|Mikayla||Arends||Carleton||Barrie, Ont.||Criminology & Criminal Justice||Women’s eight|
|Tina||Yu||UBC||Victoria, B.C.||Master of Management||Coxswain|
|Claire-Anne||Brillon||UBC||Montreal, Que.||Cognitive systems & voice||Women’s eight|
|Courtney||Kruschel||Calgary||Calgary, Alta.||Science||Women’s eight|
|Kristina||Walker||UBC||Wolf Island, Ont.||Marketing||Women’s double|
|D’Arcy||Arends*||Western||Utopia, Ont.||Clinical Trial Management||Women’s eight|
|Savannah||Sami-Bacon||UBC||Calgary, Alta.||Chemistry||Women’s eight|
|Cassidy||Deane||Queen’s||Whistler, B.C.||Physical & Health Ed.||Women’s eight|
|Eric||Arscott||Victoria||Buckhorn, Ont.||Geomatics||Men’s four|
|Ryan||Clegg||Western||Newmarket, Ont.||Kinesiology||Men’s four|
|Yara||Ensminger||Western||Oakville, Ont.||Engineering||Women’s double|
|Lucy||Vincent-Smith||UBC||Iverness, N.S.||Chemical Engineering||Women’s eight|
|Tyler||Adams||Victoria||Victoria, B.C.||Sociology||Men’s four|
Aalbert Van Schothorst, Victoria
Mark Williams, Toronto
Richard Crawley, Victoria*
* Returning from the 2016 World University Championship