Weekend Wrap: Ontario Athletes Reach Podium at NRC’s
Competition/ Nov 14

Weekend Wrap: Ontario Athletes Reach Podium at NRC’s

The RCA National Rowing Championships took place over the weekend from Quamichan Lake in Duncan, BC and saw many athletes from Ontario on the national podium.

Jointly hosted by RCA and Maple Bay Rowing Club, the NRC’s was taking place for the first time on Quamichan, the new home of the RCA National Team. Over 250 athletes from 45 different clubs from across the country raced at NRC’s, which ran over two days on Friday and Saturday. Athletes from Ontario medaled in 15 of the 17 medal events, which included para events and men’s and women’s singles, lightweight singles and pairs across U19, U23 and Senior race categories. Ontario also received both the Provincial Points Challenge Efficiency Award and the Provincial Points Challenge Grand Champion Award for performance at the regatta.

In addition to the award winners highlighted in the results below, Ontario’s Cait Whittard was named the recipient of the Bobby Pearce Award for Female Junior Athlete of the Year and Lucas Maroney and Owen Bartel were named the recipients of the Jack Guest Award for Male Junior Athlete of the Year. All three athletes competed on the Team Ontario Canada Summer Games team over the summer.

National Championship Medalists

Women’s Single
Carling Zeeman (ON) – Gold *Silken Laumann Plate winner
Marilou Duvernay Tardif (QC) – Silver
Shannon Kennedy (ON) – Bronze

U23 Women’s Single
Grace VandenBroek (ON) – Gold
Elisa Bolinger (ON) – Silver
Shaye de Paiva (AB) – Bronze

U19 Women’s Single
Madeson Scott (ON) – Gold
Autumn Crowe (ON) – Silver
Clara VanDyk (ON) – Bronze

Lightweight Women’s Single
Jill Moffatt (ON) – Gold *Wendy Wiebe Trophy winner
Brigid Kennedy (Maple Bay Rowing Club) – Silver
Karissa Riley (AB) – Bronze

U23 Lightweight Women’s Single
Karissa Riley (AB) – Gold
Sophie Inkpen (NS) – Silver
Genevieve Olsen (University of Victoria) – Bronze

PR2 Men’s Single
Patrick Levis (BC) – Gold *Lagoa Rio Trophy winner

Men’s Single
Liam Smit (BC) – Gold *Derek Porter Trophy winner
Gavin Stone (ON) – Silver
Andrew Hubbard (AB) – Bronze

U23 Men’s Single
Liam Smit (BC) – Gold
Andrew Hubbard (AB) – Silver
Michael Ciepiela (ON) – Bronze

U19 Men’s Single
Lucas Maroney (ON) – Gold
Owen Bartel (St. Catharines Rowing Club) – Silver
Riley Watson (Peterborough Rowing Club) – Bronze

Lightweight Men’s Single
Emerson Crick (NS) – Gold *Brian Thorne Trophy winner
Stephen Harris (ON) – Silver
Christian Place (UBC) – Bronze

U23 Lightweight Men’s Single
Emerson Crick (NS) – Gold
Stephen Harris (ON) – Silver
Christian Place (UBC) – Bronze

Women’s Pair
Avalon Wasteneys (BC) & Sydney Payne (ON) – Gold *Kathleen Heddle & Marnie McBean Plate winners
McKenna Simpson & Piper Battersby (BC) – Silver
Kirsten Edwards (BC) & Alexis Cronk (ON) – Bronze

U23 Women’s Pair
Ellie Sousa & Sally Jones (BC) – Gold
Gabrielle Yarema (AB) & Rachel Weber (Western) – Silver
Claire Ellison (NS) & Jacquie Groenewegen (ON) – Bronze

U19 Women’s Pair
Sophia Regosa & Mira Calder (BC) – Gold
Kaliya Javra & Ainsley Salmon (AB) – Silver
Talia Nixon & Jade Postma (Ridley College) – Bronze

Men’s Pair
Jakub Buczek (ON) & Curtis Ames (AB) – Gold *George Hungerford & Roger Jackson Trophy winners
Julian Black & Joel Cullen (BC) – Silver
Will Crothers (ON) & Terek Been (QC) – Bronze

U23 Men’s Pair
Julian Black & Joel Cullen (BC) – Gold
Mitchell Rodgers (ON) & Aidan Hembruff (Western) – Silver
Adam Krol (ON) & Alexander Gonin (BC) – Bronze

U19 Men’s Pair
Grayson Laycock & Connor Bohlmann (ON/BC/SK) – Gold
Peter Scaccabarozzi & Liam Muir (Vancouver College) – Silver
Conor Dillon & Quinn McCoy (Claremont Sports Institute) – Bronze

For full results from the NRC’s, visit Regatta Master.

With files from RCA.