Fantastic showing by the Brock Badgers at the 2014 championships.
The mens’ team did great job of winning the banner in a year when nearly half the team was competing for Brock as a varsity athlete for the first time. They were led by their coaches Iain Wilson (in his first year as the lightweight men’s coach) and Brandon Campbell (only in his second year as the heavy men’s coach) who put in a phenomenal effort as volunteer coaches while being full time students at Brock. The year started out with weak results while trying to build crews with so many new athletes but the results became better with each regatta because of their hard work. After the Brock Invitational Regatta It became clear it was possible but the Badgers were still in second behind Western. Grayson Gray set the tone in the first race by wining his heat in the lightweight single. The men then carried on by winning the men’s light eight, heavy four and light four, and also placed second in the men’s heavy eight and heavy double.
The women’s team also had a strong performance placing third overall which is great since two thirds of the women were new to the Brock varsity program. Both the heavy and light eights only had one returning athlete in the crews and yet the lightweight women placed third. The future looks bright as this young team builds experience in the coming years. The women’s team was also led by two new coaches Jacqui Beattie coaching the women and vince Amodeo coaching the light women. Katherine Walker had a third place finish in the light women’s single and the light women also placed third in the four.
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