Men Claim 4th, Women Claim 5th After CURCs Day 2

After a successful Day 2 at CURCs, the Men’s team claimed 4th overall and the Women’s team claimed 5th. Here are the full results:

Starting off the men’s side, Matthew Finley put on an amazing finish to pull ahead and place 2nd in the Heavyweight Men’s 1x, just 3 seconds behind Trent and 1 second ahead of Queens. In the Lightweight Men’s 1x, Eric Buchanan put down a solid performance and moved up 5 places to finish 1st in the PF.

 

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Buchanan coming to the line

 

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Finley inching out in the last 250m

Next up, the Heavyweight Men’s 8+ of Jacob Martens (b), Ian Pierce, Alex Roger, Ryan Malcowski, Zach Koroll, Taylor Ashwood, Nick Heffernan, Matthew Finley (s), and Mackenzie Boyes (c) finished in 3rd after a big battle between UBC and UVic through the 1000m. They also took down their rivals from Western by 5 seconds.

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HM8+ moving through Western in the bottom 250m

The Lightweight Men’s 2x of Taylor Ashwood (b) and Owen Voelkner (s) placed 5th overall in the Final. Finley (b) and Heffernan (s) placed 6th after a tough race in the Heavyweight Men’s 2-. In the last Men’s event of the day, Zach Whiteley (b), Martens, Ashwood, Voelkner (s), and Aurora Gordon (c) placed 4th in the Final.

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Ashwood and Voelkner coming through the line

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LM4+ heading down to the dock pre-race

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving to the Women’s side, Katie Ayres (b) and Sarah-Jane Mambella (s) placed 2nd in the PF after closing the gap between Brock and the Dinos. The Heavyweight Women’s 2- of Anna Maloney (b) and Amanda Martin (s) had an amazing race placing 5th after taking down their rival, Queens, for the first time this season.

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HW2- with more open water on Queens in the bottom 250m

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LW2x gaining on the Dinos in the bottom 250m

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lightweight Women’s 4+ of Ayres (b), Alicia Piazza, Andrea Jansen, Erin Corkery (s) and Laura Court (c) placed 6th overall after a tough race through the bottom 750m. In the Heavyweight Women’s 1x, Isabella Mazzarolo placed 4th in the PF, moving up one place from the Time Trial. Piazza then took to the Lightweight Women’s 1x placing 6th in the PF.

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LW4+ in the bottom 250m

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HW1x moving through in the bottom 250m

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piazza pushing through the bottom 250m

 

 

Ending CURCs was the Heavyweight Women’s 8+ of Jansen (b), Jenna Osborne, Kayla Krasnor, Corkery, Mazzarolo, Maloney, Martin, Brianna Spanics (s), and Court (c). After an exciting race, the crew placed 4th, moving up a placing since the Time Trials and holds the highest placing the Women’s 8+ has had in the past 3 years.

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HW8+ coming to the line

CURCs marks the end of the 2017 Fall Season.

 

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Badgers at Day 1 of CURCs

Badgers had a solid day of racing today at CURCs in Burnaby, BC. Here are results from the first day of racing through Time Trials:
 
M1x: Matthew Finley, 4th going into the Final with just 2 seconds separating 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
 
LW2x: Katie Ayres and Sarah-Jane Mambella placed 8th overall and will be looking to dominate in the PF tomorrow morning
 
LM1x: Eric Buchanan placed 12th overall with extremely close times to get into the Final. He’ll also be looking to dominate in the PF tomorrow
 
W2-: Anna Maloney and Amanda Martin placed 5th overall with only 2 seconds separating them from 3rd
 
M8+: Jacob Martens, Ian Pierce, Alex Roger, Ryan Malcowski, Zach Koroll, Taylor Ashwood, Nick Heffernan, Matthew Finley, and Mackenzie Boyes placed 3rd overall and will be heading to the Final tomorrow
 
LW4+: Katie Ayres, Alicia Piazza, Andrea Jansen, Erin Corkery, and Laura Court placed 5th overall and will be heading to the Final tomorrow
 
W1x: Isabella Mazzarolo placed 11th overall and will be looking for a solid finish in the PF tomorrow
 
LM2x: Taylor Ashwood and Owen Voelkner placed 4th overall with 5 seconds separating them from 3rd place
 
M2-: Nick Heffernan and Matthew Finley placed 5th overall and will be looking to move up in the side-by-side racing tomorrow
 
LW1x: Alicia Piazza placed 12th overall and will be going for another solid race in the PF tomorrow
 
LM4+: Zach Whiteley, Jacob Martens, Taylor Ashwood, Owen Voelkner, and Aurora Gordon placed 3rd overall with just 3 seconds separating 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
 
W8+: Andrea Jansen, Jenna Osborne, Kayla Krasnor, Erin Corkery, Isabella Mazzarolo, Anna Maloney, Amanda Martin, Brianna Spanics, and Laura Court placed 5th overall

Brock Christens Five New Boats

On Saturday, October 28th following the OUA Championships medal ceremony, Brock hosted an Alumni BBQ  as well as a Boat Christening. This year, Brock christened five new boats, one pair-double, and four singles.

The Heavyweight Pair-Double was named after Clint Page. Page was a long-time volunteer with over 60 years of service to rowing. In the 70’s and 80’s, Page raised over a million dollars for rowing. Some of that money went directly towards paying for course infrastructure we still use today. For years, Page also volunteered at regattas, mostly in the Clerk of the Course booth. He was a fixture at all the regattas. Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 8.41.29 PM

Page is now 93, during WWII he was a member of the Merchant Marine, sailing on unarmed ships across the Atlantic. He helped supply the war effort in Europe. The Brock Rowing Community thanks him for all the support and effort he has given to rowing, especially at Henley Island. Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 8.41.41 PM

The four singles were named after past and present Brock rowers who had represented Canada at a World Championship.

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 8.42.56 PMThe first single was named after alumnus Keegan Drummond. He was on the Brock Men’s team that won the Ontario University Championships in 2010 and 2012, as well as the Canadian University Championships in 2012. On top of that, Drummond represented Canada at the 2012 U23 World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, placing 9th in the Men’s 4-.

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The second single was named after current team member, Matthew Finley. He was part of the Men’s team that won the Ontario University Championships in 2014 and 2017. Finley represented Canada three times (2014, 2015, and 2016) at the U23 World Championships in the Men’s 4x. His best finish was in 2015 where he won the 4x in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 8.43.14 PMThe third single was named after current team member, Taylor Ashwood. He was also part of the Men’s team that won the Ontario University Championships in 2014 and 2017. Ashwood represented Canada at the 2016 U23 Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He placed 8th overall in the Lightweight Men’s 2-.

The fourth single was named after current team member, Laura Court. She is Co-President of the Rowing Executive Committee. Court represented Canada at the 2017 U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She was the coxswain in the Women’s 8+ that won gold.Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 8.44.10 PM

 

Brock Women 2nd, Men Take Home the 2017 OUA Banner

Both the men’s and the women’s team had an exciting and successful weekend at OUA’s. Here’s a recap of racing results from both sides.

On the Heavyweight Women’s side, racing began with an extremely tight finish from the Heavyweight Women’s 2- of Anna Maloney (b) and Amanda Martin (s). They finished just 1 second behind Queens in 1st with Western only coming 2nd by .20 seconds. Maloney and Martin secured a solid 3rd place and were an exciting start to the day. Just an hour later, Maloney (b) and Martin (s) raced the Heavyweight Women’s 2x coming 4th in another tight race. The Heavyweight Women’s 4+ of Isabella Mazzarolo (b), Jenna Osborne, Kayla Krasnor, Brianna Spanics (s), and Kailin Rourke (c) placed 4th by a second to Toronto, Trent, and Western.

First-year Isabell Matwijow placed 6th in the Heavyweight Women’s 1x event, coming up from JV just 2 weeks ago. Julianna Goodfellow (b), Olivia Reynolds, Matwijow, Daria Martie, Mazzarolo, Osborne, Krasnor, Spanics (s), and Rourke (c) placed 4th in the Heavyweight Women’s 8+.

Next up, the Lightweight Women’s 8+ of Serena Weaver (b), Olivia Jose, Nicole Samuelson, Marina Rose, Olivia Bagshaw, Alicia Piazza, Andrea Jansen, Sarah-Jane Mambella (s), and Laura Court (c) placed 2nd to Western. Katie Ayres (b), Piazza, Jansen, Erin Corkery (s), and Court (c) placed 2nd in the Lightweight Women’s 4+ final after a long fight to the 1500m.  To cap off the Lightweight Women’s events, Ayres (b) and Corkery (s) took the LW 2- to a 4th place finish.

The women’s team placed 2nd overall for the 2017 Banner, making this the first time in a long time the women have placed this high.

The men had an extremely successful regatta this year. Starting off with the Heavyweight Men’s 2- of Ian Pierce (b), and Zach Koroll (s) placing 3rd. Next, Brendan Long (b) and Erik Hohnstein (s) placed 5th in the HM 2x. The Heavyweight Men’s 4+ of Ryan Malcowski (b), Nick Heffernan, Alex Roger, Matthew Finley (s), and Mackenzie Boyes (c) took the win over Western and Guelph.

The Heavyweight Men’s 8+ of Noah MacDonald (b), Malcowski, Roger, Hohnstein, Koroll, Pierce, Heffernan, Finley (s), and Boyes (c) came 2nd to Western with just 2 seconds separating the top two finishers.

Kevin Keith started off the success on the Lightweight Men’s side with a 6th place finish the LM 1x as a first-year. The Lightweight Men’s 8+ continued with their 1st place finish from Brock Invite this past weekend with Dylan Vanderloos (b), James Potts, Eric Buchanan, Noah Van Helvert, Zach Whiteley, Jacob Martens, Taylor Ashwood, Owen Voelkner (s), and Aurora Gordon (c). Keith (b) and Brandan Andrews (s) placed 5th in the Lightweight Men’s 2x. Whitely (b), Mackenzie Berkhout, Ashwood, Voelkner (s), and Gordon (c) took the win again in the Lightweight Men’s 4+ over Western and Trent.

The day ended with the Lightweight Men’s 2-. This event would determine the 2017 Banner winner. Andrews (b) and Potts (s) had a phenomenal race to secure first place and to secure the 2017 Men’s OUA Banner.

Also on the men’s side, the JV 4+ of William Holt (b), Malcolm Cavanagh, Brendan Llew-Williams, Zach Neufeld (s), and Luke Arbour (c) placed 2nd. This crew shows lots of potential moving onto the Varsity team.

11 men, 11 women, and 3 coxies will be travelling on Thursday to Burnaby, BC to compete at the 2017 CURCs. We’ll be keeping you in the loop with our travels and results.

Thank you for all the support we have received to get to this point. It has been amazing!

OUA Finals Draw

Both teams had a great day of racing today, where 18 out of 20 crews made it on to the A-Finals. Tomorrow the men’s and women’s teams will be looking to go after their banners. Take a look at the Final Draw below and come out to support! Alumni BBQ begins right after racing, make sure you are up at the Alumni Clubhouse!

Saturday, October 28th:

8:00am – Heavyweight Women’s 2-, Final, Lane 4

8:15am – Heavyweight Men’s 2-, Final, Lane 6

8:30am – Lightweight Women’s 1x, Final, Lane 8

8:45am – Lightweight Men’s 1x, Final, Lane 2

9:00am – Heavyweight Women’s 2x, Final, Lane 4

9:15am – Heavyweight Men’s 2x, Final, Lane 7

9:30am – Lightweight Women’s 8+, Final, Lane 4

9:45am – Lightweight Men’s 8+, Final, Lane 5

10:00am – Heavyweight Women’s 4+, Final, Lane 6

10:15am – Heavyweight Men’s 4+, Final, Lane 5

10:35am – Lightweight Women’s 2x, PF, Lane 6

10:45am – Lightweight Men’s 2x, Final, Lane 3

11:00am – Heavyweight Women’s 1x, Final, Lane 2

11:20am – Heavyweight Men’s 1x, PF, Lane 6

11:30am – Lightweight Women’s 4+, Final, Lane 4

11:45am – Lightweight Men’s 4+, Final, Lane 5

12:00pm – Heavyweight Women’s 8+, Final, Lane 3

12:15pm – Heavyweight Men’s 8+, Final, Lane 4

12:30pm – Lightweight Women’s 2-, Final, Lane 6

12:45pm – Lightweight Men’s 2-, Final, Lane 5

Brock to Host One of Five New National Rowing Hubs

Brock University is among five Canadian host sites selected for new Rowing Canada hubs aimed at identifying and training up-and-coming national-calibre rowers.

Rowing Canada announced Thursday, Oct. 26 that Brock University, the University of British Columbia, University of VIctoria, Western University and Trent University have been selected to host the Rowing Canada NextGen Hubs.

Brock Sports Director Neil Lumsden called it a big win for the Badgers rowing program.

“This reflects on the high level of coaching within our program along with our approach to developing our student athletes,” Lumsden said. “It’s a reflection of our rowing program, and Brock Sports as a department.”

Brock head rowing coach Peter Somerwil said it’s also a reflection of the team’s history of producing talented athletes.

“It’s a recognition of Brock rowing’s excellent track record of promoting athletes to the national team level through good coaching, equipment and winter training facilities,” said Somerwil, who pointed out that nearly a quarter of the athletes representing Canada at the 2015 U23 World Championships and FISU Games were Brock athletes.

The NextGen Hubs will provide all-encompassing high-performance services to identify NextGen rowers. Rowing Canada said the Hubs will provide optimal coach-to-athlete ratios, extensive performance planning and enhanced technical coaching capacity. Sport science and sport medicine support will also be embedded within these daily training environments.

The connection between these NextGen Hubs and their local clubs was an integral component in the overall selection process.

“I’m truly excited about the engagement of the rowing community in the process,” said Adam Parfitt, RCA Director, Coach and Athlete Pathways. “They care about Canada’s performance and by putting their hands up, they want to share in the responsibility and process of finding and training our net Olympians.”

The NextGen Hubs are part of a wider strategy that both replaces and builds on the learning and work done in the Row to Podium programs. Establishing these partnerships is a significant step forward in the overall Rowing Canada NextGen Athlete Strategy. This strategy focuses on enhanced programming at a targeted stage in the athlete development pathway. Talent identification programming will be conducted within the NextGen program through partnerships with provincial sport organizations, clubs, schools and institutions.

Mike Purcer, Technical Specialist for Brock’s rowing program, said Niagara has one of the largest concentrations of rowing clubs in the country, which will benefit with events such as monthly training camps.

“As a Rowing Canada Hub Training Centre, high-performance coaches and athletes will have an opportunity to connect to a national team pathway,” Purcer said. “Top club, university and high school athletes will become familiar with the training, technique and learning required to achieve the next level.”

NextGen Hubs were evaluated and selected based on an objective criteria and extensive application process. These environments currently have existing targeted Olympic and Paralympic athletes, embedded coaching support, access to elite training facilities and Sport Science and Sport Medicine programming.

Rowing Canada and NextGen Hubs will be forming one management committee to co-ordinate the overall development and strategic direction of the Hub programming. One of the first tasks will be to assist in the hiring of the Hub coaches.

“The additional coaching expertise that will be part of being a NextGen Hub will help athletes with more personal, one-on-one coaching,” Somerwil said. “It will help athletes and the program keep abreast of the evolving best practices in physiological testing, training methods and procedures for trying out for the national team.”

Lumsden said being named as one of the hubs will help with Brock’s recruiting efforts.

“We become more attractive to student-athlete rowers who want to compete at a high level and advance their careers beyond varsity rowing to potentially represent their country,” he said.

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Brock University – Communications & Public Affairs

 

OUA Championships Preliminary Draw Now Available

Below are the times for all crews at the OUA Development and Championship Regatta on October 27th and 28th. For the full draw visit Regatta Central.

Friday, October 27th:

9:20am – Women’s Novice 8+, Heat 1, Lane 7 (Finals at 10:50am)

9:50am – Women’s JV 2x, Heat 2, Lane 4 (Finals at 11:15am)

10:00am – Men’s Novice 8+, Heat 1, Lane 6 (Finals at 11:35am)

12:10pm – Lightweight Women’s 1x, Heat 2, Lane 5

12:20pm – Lightweight Men’s 1x, Heat 1, Lane 4

12:40pm – Heavyweight Women’s 2x, Heat 1, Lane 4

1:10pm – Heavyweight Men’s 2x, Heat 2, Lane 6

1:20pm – Heavyweight Women’s 4+, Heat 1, Lane 6

1:40pm – Heavyweight Men’s 4+, Heat 1, Lane 4

2:00pm – Lightweight Women’s 2x, Heat 1, Lane 5

2:30pm – Lightweight Men’s 2x, Heat 2, Lane 5

2:40pm – Heavyweight Women’s 1x, Heat 1, Lane 7

3:00pm – Heavyweight Men’s 1x, Heat 1, Lane 7

3:20pm – Lightweight Men’s 4+, Heat 1, Lane 5

Saturday, October 28th:

8:00am – Heavyweight Women’s 2-, Final, Lane 4

8:15am – Heavyweight Men’s 2-, Final, Lane 6

8:30am and 8:35am – Lightweight Women’s 1x (Final and PF)

8:45am and 8:50am – Lightweight Men’s 1x (Final and PF)

9:00am and 9:05am – Heavyweight Women’s 2x (Final and PF)

9:15am and 9:20am – Heavyweight Men’s 2x (Final and PF)

9:30am – Lightweight Women’s 8+, Final, Lane 4

9:45am – Lightweight Men’s 8+, Final, Lane 5

10:00am and 10:05am – Heavyweight Women’s 4+ (Final and PF)

10:15am and 10:20am – Heavyweight Men’s 4+ (Final and PF)

10:30am and 10:35am – Lightweight Women’s 2x (Final and PF)

10:45am and 10:50am – Lightweight Men’s 2 (Final and PF)

11:00pm and 11:05pm – Heavyweight Women’s 1x (Final and PF)

11:15pm and 11:20pm – Heavyweight Men’s 1x (Final and PF)

11:30pm – Lightweight Women’s 4+, Final, Lane 4

11:45pm and 11:50pm – Lightweight Men’s 4+ (Final and PF)

12:00pm – Heavyweight Women’s 8+, Final, Lane 3

12:15pm – Heavyweight Men’s 8+, Final, Lane 4

12:30pm – Lightweight Women’s 2-, Final, Lane 6

12:45pm – Lightweight Men’s 2-, Final, Lane 5

Updates will be made once crews have moved through heats on October 27th.

Alumni, family, and friends are welcome to join us at the Alumni Clubhouse after racing for a BBQ and Boat Christening.

 

 

 

 

 

Badgers Step Up at Brock Invite

After an intense week of Selection Camp, the Badgers showed off some impressive results at Brock Invite.

Starting off on the Heavyweight Women’s side, Anna Maloney (b) and Amanda Martin (s) secured second place in the Women’s 2- after having a busy morning in the 2x and 1x. The pair will be looking to gain a few seconds of extra speed to take down Queens in two weeks at OUA Champs. Only 40 minutes later, Maloney and Martin took on the Women’s 2x placing 1st ahead of UOttawa and McGill.

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HW2x Maloney and Martin

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HW2- Maloney and Martin

 

 

 

 

Next up, the Heavyweight Women’s 4+ of Isabella Mazzarolo (b), Jenna Osborne, Kayla Krasnor, Brianna Spanics (s), and Kailin Rourke (c) placed 2nd just behind Western. The Heavyweight Women’s 8+, which consisted of the HW4+ as well as Juliana Goodfellow, Olivia Reynolds, Isabell Matwijow, and Daria Martire, just missed out of a 3rd place finish.

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HW4+ in the bottom 250m

 

 

 

 

The Lightweight Women’s 8+ of Serena Weaver (b), Olivia Jose, Nicole Samuelson, Marina Rose, Olivia Bagshaw, Alicia Piazza, Andrea Jansen, Sarah-Jane Mambella (s), and Laura Court (c) placed 2nd behind Western.

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LW8+ edging out Western in the first 500m

Next up, Katie Ayres (b), Piazza, Jansen, Erin Corkery (s), and Court (c) placed 2nd in the Lightweight Women’s 4+ and are looking to close the gap on Western at OUAs.

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LW4+ in the bottom 250m

 

 

Jumping from the LW4+ to the LW2- were Ayres (b) and Corkery (s) who placed a close 3rd behind UofT and Guelph. Weaver (b) and Mambella (s) also raced the LW2- at placed 5th.

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LW2- of Ayres and Corkery in the bottom 250m

Moving to the Heavyweight Men’s side, Ryan Malcowski (b) and Alex Roger (s) started off the finals with a very close 3rd place finish in the HM2- just behind Queens and Western. The HM4+ of Erik Hohnstein (b), Zach Koroll, Ian Pierce, Nick Heffernan (s), and Mackenzie Boyes (c) placed 3rd just 3 seconds behind Carleton.

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HM4+ heading back to the dock

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Finley in the HM1x bottom 250m

Matthew Finley led in the HM1x placing a very convincing 1st. Just 40 minutes later Finley (s) hopped into the HM8+ consisting of Noah MacDonald (b), Malcowski, Roger, Hohnstein, Koroll, Pierce, Heffernan, and Boyes (c) which placed 2nd. The crew will be looking to lock down 1st place against Western in two weekends.

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HM8+ heading back to the dock

 

The Lightweight Men had a great showing at Brock Invite. The LM8+ of Dylan Vanderloos (b), Noah Van Helvert, Brandan Andrews, James Potts, Zach Whiteley, Jacob Martens, Taylor Ashwood, Owen Voelkner (s), and Aurora Gordon (c) placed 1st and will be looking to increase their 4 second lead at OUAs.

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LM8+ during warm-up

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LM4+ heading back to the dock

 

 

 

 

 

The LM4+ of Whiteley (b), Mackenzie Berkhout, Ashwood, Voelkner (s), and Gordon (c) placed a very convincing 1st leading Western by 6 seconds. Ashwood (b) and Voelkner (s), Vanderloos (b) and Potts (s), and Andrews (b) and Martens (s) also swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the LM2- respectively.

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LM2- of Ashwood and Voelkner heading back to the dock

 

The Novice Men’s and Women’s 8+’s completed their first 2k racing at Brock Invite. The Novice Women’s 8+ placed 3rd, and the Novice Men’s 8+ placed 5th.

Next up is the OUAD (October 27th) and the OUA Champs (October 27th and 28th).

Badgers Secure Top Finishes at Head of the Trent

The Badgers travelled to Peterborough, ON to race the final head race of the Fall season. This year’s Head of the Trent brought top finishes to many of the crews.

The day started with the Heavy Men’s 1x of Matthew Finley. Finley secured 2nd place, only 4 seconds behind Trent. To continue with the singles in Division 1, Lightweight Kevin Keith placed 6th in his first HOTT.

Starting off the women’s singles, alumni Tiffany Rusch and Stephanie Mowder secured 7th and 8th in the Club Women’s 1x. Heavyweight Anna Maloney placed 4th over in the 1x at her first HOTT, and lightweight Katie Ayres placed 6th.

Division 2 began with the Brock’s Heavyweight Men’s 4+ of Nick Heffernan, Ian Pierce, Zach Koroll, Erik Hohnstein, and coxie Mackenzie Boyes. The crew placed 2nd, just behind Western. The Lightweight Men’s 4+ rowed by James Potts, Brandan Andrews, Noah Van Helvert, Dylan Vanderloos, and coxie Aurora Gordon also claimed 2nd. Capping off the men’s events in Division 2, the Heavyweight Men’s 2x of Noah MacDonald and Brendan Long placed 7th, while the Lightweight Men’s 2x of Owen Voelkner and Taylor Ashwood placed 3rd after a close encounter through the canal.

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Lightweight Men’s 2x

Finishing off Division 2 is the always exciting Alumni 8+. This year’s 8 consisted of Mowder, Rusch, Bobby Fair, Kevin Anstruther, Beth Nelson, Nicole McClure, Jen Beaudette, Teresa Hill, and coxie Carla Edwards. This crew secured a 3rd place finish.

Division 3 began with the Heavyweight Women’s 8+ of Maloney, Olivia Jose, Daria Martire, Juliana Goodfellow, Olivia Reynolds, Sabrina Tigwell, Hannah Wade, Isabell Matwijow, and coxie Kailin Rourke. The HW8+ placed 4th overall behind Western, Trent and closely behind UofT. The Lightweight Women’s 8+ with Erin Corkery, Andrea Jansen, Alicia Piazza, Olivia Bagshaw, Sarah-Jane Mambella, Serena Weaver, Marina Rose, Ayres, and coxie Laura Court placed 2nd behind Western.

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Lightweight Women’s 8+

The Heavyweight and Lightweight Men’s 8+’s found redemption in Division 4 against Western. The Light Men’s 8+ of Voelkner, Ashwood, Jake Martens, Eric Buchanan, Mackenzie Berkhout, Andrews, Van Helvert, Zach Whiteley, and coxie Aurora Gordon took 1st place with close to a 14 second lead over the Western Light 8+. The Heavy Men’s 8+ of Finley, Heffernan, Pierce, Koroll, Hohnstein, Alex Rogers, Ryan Malcowski, MacDonald, and coxie Mackenzie Boyes also took a 1st place finish with a 4 second lead over Western. Come Brock Invite and OUA’s in a couple weekends these will definitely be races to watch.

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Lightweight Men’s 8+

The Women’s 4+’s raced in Division 5 beginning with the Heavyweight Women’s 4+. The crew consisted of Brianna Spanics, Kayla Krasnor, Jenna Osborne, Isabella Mazzarolo, and coxie Kailin Rourke. The HW4+ placed 2nd, behind Western. Next up, the Lightweight Women’s 4+ of Corkery, Jansen, Piazza, Jose, and coxie Laura Court placed 4th behind Western, UofGuelph and UofOttawa.

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Heavyweight Men’s 8+

Capping off HOTT in Division 6 were the Novice 8+’s and Women’s 2x’s and the JV crews. The Novice Men’s 8+ completed their second head race with a 10th place finish overall. The Novice Women’s 8+ placed 8th. The Heavyweight Women’s 2x of Maloney and Martire placed 6th overall. The Lightweight Women’s 2x of Mambella and Rose placed 7th. Finally, the JV Women’s 4+ of Matwijow, Tigwell, Goodfellow, Reynolds, and Rourke placed 1st, just ahead of McGill.

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Heavyweight Women’s 4+

 

Big thank you to Trent for running another extremely successful HOTT and congratulations to all crews. Next up is our Reading Week Selection Camp and then Brock Invite on October 14th.

Two Weekends to Kick of the Start of the 2017/2018 Rowing Season

To kick of the 2017-2018 rowing season, Brock crews headed London to race in the Western Invitational on September 16th, and the Novices kicked off their season this past weekend in Welland.

Claiming gold for the Badgers was Matt Finley in the Heavyweight Men’s 1x, Taylor Ashwood and Owen Voelkner in the Lightweight Men’s 2x.

On the Heavy Men’s team, the Heavyweight 2x of Brendan Long and Noah McDonald, Heavyweight Men’s 4+ of Nick Heffernan, Erik Hohnstein, Zach K., Ian Pierce, and Mackenzie Boyes claimed silver as well. The Heavyweight Men’s 2- with Alex Rogers and Ryan Malcowski claimed third.

The Lightweight Men’s 8+ of James Potts, Zach Whiteley, Jacob Marten, Brandan Andrews, Mack Berkhout, Noah Van Helvert, Eric Buchanan, Dylan Vanderloos, and Aurora Gordon, and Lightweight Men’s 4+ of Jacob Marten, Eric Buchanan, Noah Van Helvert, Brandan Andrews, and Aurora Gordon also claimed silver. Kevin Keith placed third in the Lightweight Men’s 1x, as well as the Lightweight Men’s 4+ with James Potts, Kevin Keith, Mack Berkhout, Dylan Vanderloos, and Mackenzie Boyes.

Winning silver for brock on the Heavy Women’s team was Amanda Martin and Anna Maloney in the Heavyweight Women’s 2-, Kayla Krasnor and Jenna Osborne in the Heavyweight Women’s 2x, and Amanda Martin, Anna Maloney, Isabella Mazzarolo, Brianna Spanics, and Kailin Rourke in the Heavyweight Women’s 4+. The Heavyweight Women’s 8+ of Daria Martire, Juliana Goodfellow, Olivia Reynolds, Isabella Matwijow, Hannah Wade, Sabrina Tigwell, Marina Rose, Olivia Bagshaw, and Kailin Rourke placed third in their event.

On the Lightweight Women’s side Erin Corkery, Katie Ayres, Sarah-Jane Mambella, Olivia Bagshaw, Marina Rose, Nicole Samuelson, Oliva Jose, Andrea Jansen, and Laura Court claimed silver in the 8+. Finishing third overall on the women’s team was the Lightweight Women’s 4+ of Erin Corkery, Andrea Jansen, Alicia Piazza, Olivia Bagshaw, and Laura Court.

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The Novice rowers also kicked off their season at Head of the Welland 5 Bridges Classic. It looks to be a great season for them as well, boating a Women’s 8+, Men’s 8+ and Men’s 4+.

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All Brock crews are heading to Peterborough to compete at Head of the Trent on September 30th. This is the final Head Race before the start of 2k season.