Congratulations Team. Awesome results!

25 Mar

Congratulations to the Wanaka Rowing Club whose rowers were representing Mount Aspiring College at last week’s National Schools Rowing Championships.

28828150_10156444504594789_3453851673407619277_oThe squad of Sam Pearce (16), Owen Lea (15), Quinn Curtis (15), Maggie Stiven (16), Peta McKay (16), Greer Porter (16), Macy Toovey (17), Rata Horan (15), Sammy Harry (15), Sophie Fenn (15), Sophie Hodgkiss-Blyth (15) and Coxwain Patrick Hartley (15) who are coached by Rob Bruce and Matt Rickard had some fantastic results.

The squad of 12 competed in 15 races with crews reaching 11 finals. One of the best overall results for the club but sadly no medals. The results were as follows:

Two A Finals: GU16 single – Rata, GU17 quad – Rata, Maggie, Peta, Greer coxed by Patrick

Three B Finals: GU17 single – Peta, BU17 single – Sam, BU17 doubles- Sam & Quinn

Four C Finals: BU16 single- Quinn, GU16 singles – Maggie, BU18 single – Sam, GU17 double – Peta & Maggie.

Two E Finals: GU16 double – Sammy & Sophie, BU16 double -Quinn & Owen.

Repechage: G U18 double – Greer Porter and Macy Toovey, G U18 single – Macy Toovey

Heats: Girls U16 quad and Owen in B U16 single

A huge accolade for coaches Rob Bruce and Matt Rickard and testament to the hard work and dedication of the rowers. It’s great to see the Wanaka club punching above its weight and growing in stature each year.

The club will now regroup for next season and will be looking to recruit new school rowers from August. They already have a young squad of novice girls and are now looking to recruit some more novice boys to add to the squad.


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