Canadian Rowers Named to World Cup II Team

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Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) announced the nine crews who will compete at World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 27 – 29. The regatta is taking place following the FISA Final Olympic Qualification Regatta where the men’s quadruple sculls qualified the seventh and final boat for Canada.

“The men’s quad qualifying on Tuesday was a very good way to start the week. It was a point of pride for the crew and also for the organization, knowing how much work went into that moment,” said Peter Cookson, High Performance Director, RCA. “With World Cup II as our final tune-up regatta before the Olympics, it’s important for us to continue building on our results as we approach Rio. The commitment to performance is a strong trademark of this strong group of athletes.”

World Cup II will be the final international competition for Canadian rowers prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The A-finals of the World Rowing Cup will be streamed live on the World Rowingwebsite. The A-finals will also be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet One on Sunday, May 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET).

Canada qualified six boats for the Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games at the World Rowing Championships in September 2015. The men’s quadruple sculls qualified as Canada’s seventh and final boat today for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the FISA Final Olympic Qualification Regatta.

RCA, alongside the Canadian Olympic Committee, will announce the team of athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Tuesday, June 28 in Toronto. RCA will also host media availabilities at training camps in Guelph and London, Ontario on July 23. Details for all media events will be released closer to the date.

2016 Canadian Rowing Team to compete at World Cup 2, Lucerne, Switzerland

Womens Eight
Lisa Roman (UWO Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Cristy Nurse (Ottawa Rowing Club – Georgetown, ON)
Natalie Mastracci (St. Catharines Rowing Club – Thorold, ON)
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club– London, ON)
Lauren Wilkinson (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Ashley Brzozowicz (Peterborough Rowing Club – Omemee, ON)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Antje von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (Ottawa Rowing Club – Smithers, BC)
Lesley Thompson-Willie (London Rowing Club – London, ON)

Womens Pair
Jennifer Martins (Don Rowing Club – Toronto, ON)
Caileigh Filmer (University of California/Victoria City Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)

Womens Single Scull
Carling Zeeman (Sudbury Rowing Club– Cambridge, ON)

Lightweight Womens Double Sculls
Lindsay Jennerich (University of Victoria – Victoria, BC)
Patricia Obee (Victoria City Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)

Mens Four
Kai Langerfeld (University of Victoria – North Vancouver, BC)
Conlin McCabe (Brockville Rowing Club – Brockville, ON)
Matthew Buie (St. Catharines Rowing Club – Duntroon, ON)
Will Crothers (Kingston Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)

Mens Quadruple Sculls
Julien Bahain (Club d’aviron de Boucherville – Angers, France)
Will Dean (Brentwood Rowing Club – Kelowna, BC)
Pascal Lussier (Club d’aviron de Boucherville – St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)
Rob Gibson (Kingston Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)

Lightweight Mens Four
Nicolas Pratt (Kingston Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)
Maxwell Lattimer (UBC Rowing Club – Delta, BC)
Brendan Hodge (Brentwood College School – Delta, BC)
Eric Woelfl (Brock University Rowing Club/Ridley Grad Boat Club – St. Catharines, ON)

Lightweight Womens Single Scull (alternate)
Kate Sauks (Victoria City Rowing Club – Owen Sound, ON)

Womens Pair (alternate)
Nicole Hare (Washington State University – Calgary, AB)
Hillary Janssens (University of British Columbia – Cloverdale, BC)

About Rowing Canada Aviron
Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is a non-profit organization recognized by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national governing body for rowing in Canada, representing more than 15,000 registered members.
RCA is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Fédération internationale des sociétés d'aviron (FISA), the international federation for rowing.
For more information about Rowing Canada Aviron, please visit or follow @rowingcanada.

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