Badgers rowers had a strong showing at Canadian Henley this past weekend. Competing for their home clubs, current athletes competed at the U23, Senior, and Champ level.
On the men’s side Zach Koroll and Nick Heffernan placed 6th in the final of the U23 Men’s Double. Koroll and Heffernan, along with Alex Roger placed 2nd in the U23 Men’s Quad. Roger, Ryan Malcowski, and Ian Pierce, accompanied by alumnus Jacob Thomas, placed 5th in the Senior Men’s Straight Four.
After coming off a successful Canada Summer Games, Luke Gadsdon claimed 2nd in the U23 Men’s Pair as well as in the Men’s Champ Eight.
Matthew Finley had a successful regatta placing 2nd Senior Men’s Single and winning gold in the Men’s Single Dash. He also helped lead Leander Boat Club in winning the Men’s Champ Eight, along with Lightweight Taylor Ashwood.
Ashwood also had a successful regatta coming 3rd in the U23 Lightweight Men’s Double, as well as placing 4th in the Senior Lightweight Men’s Quad with fellow Badgers Brandan Andrews, Eric Buchanan and Coach Tom Kent. Zach Whiteley, Owen Voelkner, Mack Berkhout, Noah Van Helvert and Coach Tom Kent placed 3rd in the U23 Lightweight Men’s Straight Four. The Lightweight Men grew more successful in the Senior Lightweight Eight and the Lightweight Eight Dash, winning gold in both events. Both boats consisted of Berkhout, Whiteley, Ashwood, Eric Buchanan, Voelkner, Van Helvert, Andrews, Aurora Gordon, and Coaches Tom Kent and Scott Anderson.
On the women’s side Olivia Bagshaw, Alicia Piazza, Sarah-Jane Mambella, Andrea Jansen, Erin Corkery, and incoming recruit Olivia Jose claimed 2nd in the U23 Lightweight Women’s Eight. The same Lightweight Eight, with the addition of Marina Rose and alumna Jen Beaudette placed 3rd in the Senior Lightweight Eight and then won gold in the Lightweight Women’s Eight Dash.
The Senior Lightweight Women’s Straight Four of Jansen, Mambella, Piazza, and Beaudette went on to claim 3rd place. Jansen, Mambella, and Piazza, along with Corkery and Coach Swede Burak placed 5th in the Lightweight Women’s Straight Four.
Serena Weaver, rowing for Ottawa, placed 2nd in the Senior Lightweight Women’s Eight.
The Senior Women’s Straight Four of Alyssa Toffolo, Amanda Martin, alumnae Cayley Firth and Stephanie Mowder, and Coach Kathy Boyes placed 4th.
In the Women’s Champ Eight, coxswain Laura Court placed 2nd with Calgary Rowing Club.
Incoming Brock rowers also had a very successful regatta. On the women’s side, Anna Maloney won gold in the U19 Women’s Double as well as in the U19 Women’s Quad.
On the men’s side, Malcolm Cavanagh claimed gold with his crew in the Senior Men’s 64kg Coxed Four.
In the Senior Lightweight Men’s Eight, Kevin Keith placed 4th with South Niagara Rowing Club.
Jacob Martens won gold in the U19 Men’s Eight and finished 4th in the U19 Men’s Quad.
Congratulations to all current and incoming Brock rowers on a successful finish to the summer season.