Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Today, the draw for the World Rowing Junior Championships took place and the schedule for the three crews can be found here. Kieanna Stephens and Grace VandenBroek will be the first Canadian crew to line up in the women’s double sculls on Wednesday afternoon in Trakai, Lithuania. The women’s and men’s fours will race in their heats on Thursday.
Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) announced the selection of 10 athletes for this year’s Junior National Team in June. The team is made up of rowers under the age of 19 and come from eight rowing clubs across the country.
2017 Canadian National Junior Rowing Team to compete at World Rowing Junior Championships, Trakai, Lithuania
The World Rowing Junior Championships will take place in Trakai, Lithuania from August 2nd to 6th. Coaches for the team are Carol Love (Peterborough Rowing Club), John Ruscitti (South Niagara Rowing Club / E.L. Crossley School) and Horacio Tendilla (Don Rowing Club).
Junior Women’s Double Sculls
Kieanna Stephens (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club)
Grace VandenBroek (Peterborough Rowing Club)
Junior Women’s Four
Amanda Caromicoli (Don Rowing Club)
Alexandra Wright (Don Rowing Club)
Emma Reinsch (Victoria City Rowing Club)
Leila Ashtaryeh (Branksome Hall School)
Junior Men’s Four
Peter Lancashire (Brentwood College School)
Neil Kennedy (South Niagara Rowing Club)
Fraser Darling (South Niagara Rowing Club)
Dylan Rupnow (St. George’s School)
RCA launched the All for One fundraising campaign, supporting the Under-23 and Junior athletes as they prepare for and compete at the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The goal of this campaign is to raise funds that will go directly to reducing any fees that athletes face when representing Canada.
Donations can be made at www.fundrazr.com/RCAallforone either to the Under-23 team, Junior team or both, with funds directly reducing the costs for athletes. To show your support of the athletes and the campaign via social media, post #RCAAllForOne on your Facebook or Twitter.
RCA would like to thank all those who have contributed already to the campaign in support of the next generation of Canadian rowers.