Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is pleased to announce the selections of the U23 and U21 teams representing Canada this summer at the World Rowing U23 Championships and the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta.
Athletes were selected based on performances at the 2019 Speed Orders and the 2019 NextGen National Team Selection Camp held earlier this month in Victoria, British Columbia.
“RCA is looking forward to sending these NextGen athletes to represent Canada at the World Rowing U23 Championships and the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta this summer,” said Adam Parfitt, RCA National Team Operations Director. “These two events are valuable components of our NextGen program, and will provide beneficial developmental and international competition experience for these up-and-coming athletes.”
Canada will be sending eight boats to compete at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, USA, from July 24 to 28.
Returning to the team is a number of athletes from RCA’s 2018 U23 Men’s Eight and Men’s Quad crews, along 2018 U23 Women’s Eight gold medallists Ivy Elling Quaintance (Victoria, BC) and Isabel Ruby-Hill (Toronto, ON).
Canada’s World Juniors Women’s Double bronze medallists from 2017, Kieanna Stephens (Surrey, BC) and Grace VandenBroek (Douro Dummer, ON), will be reuniting in the U23 Women’s Quad.
The U21 team will take part in the U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand from August 22 to 24. Kyra Urabe (Peterborough, ON), a member of RCA’s dominant 2018 U21 Women’s Eight squad, and Thomas Markewich (Regina, SK) are returning to the U21 roster for a second season.
In support of the NextGen athletes, RCA has launched the 2019 #RCANextGen fundraising campaign to reduce fees associated with international competition. For the third year in a row, RCA aims to ensure that athletes do not face financial barriers to represent Canada on the world stage.
Last year, Canadians generously contributed to the campaign and raised $67,784 for five NextGen teams. To make a contribution and help Canada’s rowers focus on giving their all on the water, please visit fundrazr.com/RCANEXTGEN2019
RCA’s NextGen CamAmMex Regatta and World Rowing Junior Championships crews will be selected later this month.
Under 23 World Championship Team
|Piper Battersby||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Charlotte Deacon||Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Claire Dirks||Havergal Rowing Club/Yale University|
|Ivy Elling Quaintance||Victoria City Rowing Club/Washington State University|
|Women’s Coxed Four|
|Kailani Marchak||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of California|
|Brenna Randall||Regina Rowing Club/University of Tennessee|
|Isabel Ruby-Hill||Branksome Hall Rowing/Duke University|
|McKenna Simpson||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Megan Stellato (coxswain)||Havergal Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Anna Burnotte||Club d’aviron de Sherbrooke|
|Katie Clark||False Creek Rowing Club/Rockies Rowing Club/University of British Columbia Rowing Club|
|Kieanna Stephens||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club/University of Washington|
|Grace VandenBroek||Peterborough Rowing Club|
|Marilou Duvernay Tardif||Knowlton Rowing Club|
|Yara Ensminger||Don Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Louise Munro||Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Charles Alexander||Sudbury Rowing Club/Laurentian University|
|Curtis Ames||Calgary Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Nicholas Everett||Brockville Rowing Club/University of Washington|
|Luke Gadsdon||Leander Boat Club|
|Travis Gronsdahl||Victoria City Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Peter Lancashire||Brentwood College/University of Washington|
|Nicholas Tavares||South Niagara Rowing Club/Syracuse University|
|Brett Vilk||Brentwood College/University of California|
|Skylar Presch (coxswain)||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Tyler Adams||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Michael Bryenton||Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Men’s Single|
|Spencer Kielar||Guelph Rowing Club/Trent University|
Under 21 Trans-Tasman Series Team
|Alexis Cronk||University of Toronto|
|Kirsten Edwards||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Lauren Gadsdon||St. Catharines Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Jordan Isnor||Nanaimo Rowing Club/Brock University|
|Kyra Urabe||University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Jonathan Cinquina||London Rowing Club/University of Western Ontario Rowing Club|
|Thomas Markewich||Regina Rowing Club/Brock University|
|Sam Stewart||London Rowing Club/Brock University|
|Ben Walls||Halifax Rowing Club/University of Victoria Rowing Club|
Click here for NextGen National Team bios.