Rowing Canada names crews to World Cup team

Four rowers will affiliations to Golden Horseshoe area clubs, are included in Rowing Canada’s team for the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland, May 25-27.

Larissa Lagzdins, who is a member of the Brock University Rowing Club, will partner with Thorold rower Natalie Mastracci in the Women’s Pair 2 event. Mastracci is a member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club.

Prior to the Samsung event, they will compete in the Olympic qualifier in Lucerne from May 20 to 23.  All other crews have qualified for the 2012 Olympics but Rowing Canada Aviron has not yet nominated its Olympic athletes. It will do so in June.  

Also competing at the Samsung meet is Oakville’s Doug Csima. A member of the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton, Csima is a member of the Men’s Eight 8+. Also on that team is Andrew Byrnes of Toronto. He is a member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club.