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Canada Junior rowing teams selected


The Olympic rowing course in Rio de Janeiro, location of the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships. (Photo: worldrowing.com/Rowing Canada)

The Olympic rowing course in Rio de Janeiro, location of the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships. (Photo: worldrowing.com/Rowing Canada)

Rowing Canada Aviron has finalized the list of athletes that will compete at the junior level for Canada this summer. And the Niagara Peninsula is strongly represented.

Rio de Janeiro will play host to the top junior rowers from around the world at this year’s World Rowing Junior Championships. The regatta takes place from Aug. 5 -9.

The young rowers will give the Olympic rowing course in Brazil a test run one year before the Olympic regatta is scheduled to take place in 2016.

Mexico City will play host to the CanAmMex regatta that is taking place July 6-11.

The national junior team is one of the largest that Canada has assembled in recent years. This illustrates the strength and depth of the young rowers being developed by Canadian rowing clubs and high schools..

Three crews have been officially nominated to compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships. A fourth crew is in the final stages of selection. An update will be provided once the crew is finalized.

A men and women’s squad of junior rowers has been nominated for the CanAmMex regatta. Crews will be formed from these two groups.

Rowers from the Niagara region who will compete for Canada at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships and the CanAmMex Regatta are:

National Junior Rowing Team

Men’s Four
Brett Vilk (St. Catharines Rowing Club)

Men’s Quadruple Sculls
Jared Naar (South Niagara Rowing Club)
Nick Tavares (South Niagara Rowing Club)

CanAmMex Team

Men’s Squad
Nicholas Nero (St. Catharines Rowing Club))
Braeden Rush (South Niagara Rowing Club)

Women’s Squad
Skyler Goudswaard (St. Catharines Rowing Clubo
Anna Maloney (St. Catharines Rowing Club)

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