Team Canada is set for their final World Cup event of the 2019 season this weekend with six crews competing from July 12-14 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Following Canada’s success at World Rowing Cup 2 in Poland, the women’s crews re-located to Amsterdam to prepare for World Rowing Cup 3 while Canada’s men’s crews, women’s single and Para-Rowing program returned home to the National Training Centre in Victoria, BC in preparation for the 2019 World Championships to be held August 25th– September 1st in Linz, Austria. The 2019 Worlds Championships will be the first opportunity for nations to qualify crews for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Canadian Women’s squad, led by Head Coach Dave Thompson, will see some crew changes across multiple events this weekend.
World Cup 2 gold medallist Jill Moffatt (Bethany, ON) moves from the Lightweight Single into the Lightweight Double with partner Jennifer Casson (Kingston, ON) while Ellen Gleadow (Vancouver, BC) will compete in Lightweight Single event. Gleadow took home the silver medal at the 2018 World Rowing Cup 1 in Belgrade, Serbia.
“Although I’ll be competing in a different event this regatta, medalling in the Lightweight Single at World Rowing Cup 2 gave me a lot of self-confidence and reassurance that our program is headed in the right direction,” said Moffatt. “I think we have a world class lightweight women’s group and our eyes are on qualification this year, so our main objective at this regatta is to gain even more confidence and show the rest of the world what we know we can do.”
2018 World medallists Christine Roper (Ottawa, ON) and Stephanie Grauer (Vancouver, BC) will re-join the Women’s Eight crew, comprised of five of their 2018 World silver medal winning teammates: Madison Mailey (Burnaby, BC), Susanne Grainger (London, ON), Jennifer Martins (Toronto, ON), Rebecca Zimmerman (Toronto, ON) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, ON). 2018
World Under 23 Gold medallist Avalon Wasteneys (Campbell River, BC), and Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski (Calgary, AB) complete this exciting Canadian crew.
Canada will test out two strong crews in the Women’s Four event. CAN1 will consist of 2018 World medallists, Sydney Payne (Toronto, ON) Lisa Roman (London, ON), Nicole Hare (Calgary, AB) and 2018 World Champion Hillary Janssens (Cloverdale, BC). CAN2 includes 2017 World medallist Kristin Bauder (London, ON), Colleen Nesbitt (Calgary, AB), Karen Lefsrud (Calgary, AB), and Morgan Rosts (Jordan, ON).
Andrea Proske (Langley, BC) and Gabrielle Smith (Unionville, ON) will be looking to improve upon their 9th place finish at World Cup 2 last month in the Women’s Double event. This duo earned the silver medal at the 2018 World Cup 3 in Lucerne.
RCA Women’s Head Coach Dave Thompson will be joined by Assistant Coach Phil Marshall to support the team in Rotterdam.
When and Where
July 12-14, 2019
Racing starts 9:00am local time (3:00amET / 12:00amPT)
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Schedule and Results available at worldrowing.com.
Canadian Crews – World Cup 3
|Madison Mailey||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club|
|Susanne Grainger||London Rowing Club|
|Jennifer Martins||Western University Rowing Club|
|Christine Roper||Ottawa Rowing Club|
|Avalon Wasteneys||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski||Calgary Rowing Club|
|Stephanie Grauer||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club|
|Rebecca Zimmerman||University of Victoria Rowing Club|
|Kristen Kit (coxswain)||University of British Columbia Rowing Club/St. Catharines Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Women’s Double|
|Jill Moffatt||Western University Rowing Club|
|Jennifer Casson||Kingston Rowing Club|
|Lightweight Women’s Single|
|Ellen Gleadow||Burnaby Lake Rowing Club|
|Hillary Janssens||University of British Columbia Rowing Club|
|Sydney Payne||Brentwood College Rowing Club|
|Nicole Hare||Calgary Rowing Club|
|Lisa Roman||Middlesex-Western Rowing Club|
|Kristin Bauder||Middlesex-Western Rowing Club|
|Karen Lefsrud||Calgary Rowing Club|
|Colleen Nesbitt||Calgary Rowing Club|
|Morgan Rosts||Ridley Graduate Boat Club|
|Andrea Proske||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Gabrielle Smith||Knowlton Rowing Club|