The annual CanAmMex regatta held July 12-13, at the Oklahoma City High Performance centre, brought together junior rowers from Canada, United States and Mexico to compete in 12 events over two days. Canadian crews brought home six silver medals in the men’s single sculls (M1x), women’s double sculls (W2x), women’s pair (W2-), men’s pair (M2-) and men’s double sculls (M2x) and men’s quad (M4x); as well as six bronze in the women’s four (W4-), women’s single (W1x), men’s four (M4+), women’s quad (W4x), women’s eight (W8+) and men’s eight (M8+).
The CanAmMex regatta is the first opportunity many athletes have to represent Canada. “For many athletes CanAmMex has been their first step on the path to representing Canada at the junior, Under 23, and senior programs,” explains High Performance Development Coordinator, Chuck McDiarmid. “It is important that we find a good fit between performance and athletes experiencing international racing in a learning environment. Our athletes raced well against some strong teams. The United States and Mexico have stepped up their preparation for this event, and we will need to follow suit if we want to move up in the rankings next year. The standard of this event has improved and will continue to improve, providing our athletes with a very valuable development opportunity.”
Silver – W2x, M1x, W2-, M2-, M2x, M4x
Bronze – W4+, W1x, M4+, W4x, W8+, M8+
Link to full results.