High Performance Success for Ontario Rowers
News/ Jun 27

High Performance Success for Ontario Rowers

Team Canada recently competed at the World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland June 21-23.  This squad included 18 athletes from Ontario and came home with an impressive collection of 5 medals.  The team will continue next to Rotterdam, Netherlands July 12-14 for the World Rowing Cup III.  Congratulations and best of luck to the following Ontario athletes representing Canada.

Women’s Eight

Susanne Grainger London Rowing Club
Jennifer Martins Western University Rowing Club
Kristen Kit UBC Rowing Club/St. Catharines Rowing Club

Women’s Pair

Kristin Bauder Middlesex-Western Rowing Club
Lisa Roman Middlesex-Western Rowing Club

Women’s Four

Christine Roper Ottawa Rowing Club

Lightweight Women’s Double

Jennifer Casson Kingston Rowing Club

Lightweight Women’s Single – GOLD

Jill Moffatt UWO Boat Club

Women’s Single – BRONZE

Carling Zeeman Sudbury Rowing Club

Men’s Pair – BRONZE

Conlin McCabe Brockville Rowing Club

Men’s Pair

David DeGroot Brock University Rowing Club
Tim Schrijver Brock University Rowing Club

Men’s Eight – BRONZE 

Gavin Stone Queen’s University Rowing Club
Mackenzie Copp Western University Rowing Club
Taylor Perry Leander Boat Club
Will Crothers Kingston Rowing Club
Lesley Thompson-Willie London Rowing Club

Men’s Double

Matthew Buie St. Catharines Rowing Club

Full results can be found on the World Rowing website.


Following the RCA Speed Orders earlier this month, a number of Ontario athletes were invited to participate in the National Team Selection process in Victoria, BC. From this athlete pool, 34 Ontario athletes were selected to the Pan American Games, U23, and U21 national teams.  These athletes will compete at the Pan American Games, U23 World Championships and U21 Trans-Tasman Series, respectively later this summer. Congratulations and best of luck to the following Ontario athletes and coaches:


Pan American Games Team

Lightweight Women’s Double

Kate Haber Owen Sound, ON
Jaclyn Stelmaszyk Uxbridge, ON


Women’s Double

Shannon Kennedy Toronto, ON


Lightweight Men’s Double

Alex Bernst Ottawa, ON
Joshua King Ottawa, ON


Men’s Double

Luc Brodeur St. Catharines, ON
Graham Peeters Omemee, ON


Men’s Single

Matthew Finley St. Catharines, ON



Carol Love Peterborough, ON
Dane Lawson Brockville, ON


Under 23 World Rowing Championship Team

Women’s Four

Charlotte Deacon Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club
Claire Dirks Havergal Rowing Club


Women’s Cox Four

Isabel Ruby-Hill Branksome Hall Rowing
Megan Stellato Havergal Rowing Club


Women’s Quad

Grace VandenBroek Peterborough Rowing Club


Women’s Double

Yara Ensminger Don Rowing Club


Women’s Single

Louise Munro Queen’s University Rowing Club


Men’s Eight

Charles Alexander Sudbury Rowing Club/Laurentian University
Curtis Ames Calgary Rowing Club/ UWO Boat Club
Nicholas Everett Brockville Rowing Club
Luke Gadsdon Leander Boat Club
Nicholas Tavares South Niagara Rowing Club


Men’s Double

Michael Bryenton Kingston Rowing Club/Queen’s University Rowing Club


Lightweight Men’s Single

Spencer Kielar Guelph Rowing Club


Under 21 Trans-Tasman Series Team

Women’s Team

Alexis Cronk University of Toronto
Lauren Gadsdon St. Catharines Rowing Club/UWO Boat Club
Jordan Isnor Nanaimo Rowing Club/Brock University Rowing Club
Kyra Urabe UWO Boat Club


Men’s Team

Jonathan Cinquina London Rowing Club/UWO BC
Thomas Markewich Regina Rowing Club/Brock University Rowing Club
Sam Stewart London Rowing Club/Brock University Rowing Club