VICTORIA, BC – Wednesday, July 5, 2017 –Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) announced their crew selections for World Rowing Cup 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland from July 7 – 9. This event is the first international competition for Canada’s senior team, which includes a combination of returning Rio 2016 Olympians and athletes making their debut at the World Rowing Cup series.
RCA’s 2017 National Team crews will be led by recently appointed Men’s Head Coach, Terry Paul and Women’s Head Coach, Dave Thompson.
Ellen Gleadow has been selected to her first senior team and will compete in the lightweight women’s double sculls with Jill Moffatt. Carling Zeeman, who won a gold medal at the 2016 World Rowing Cup 1 and finished 10th in her first Olympic Games in Rio, will race in the women’s single sculls. These crews will be supported by Thompson.
In the women’s four, Nicole Hare and Hillary Janssens, last year’s under-23 champions in the women’s pair, join Olympians Christine Roper and Susanne Grainger. The women’s four event was recently added to the Olympic rowing program by the International Olympic Committee. Hare also competed in the women’s pair at the Rio Olympic Games. This crew will be supported by Michelle Darvill, senior national team coach.
Brothers Max and Aaron Lattimer will be facing each other in the lightweight men’s double sculls, with Max partnering with Taylor Hardy and Aaron with Patrick Keane. These crews will be supported by Roger Meager, senior assistant national team coach.
The men’s pair and double sculls both feature international Olympic and World Championship experience with Will Crothers and Kai Langerfeld teaming up in the pair and in the double sculls, Matthew Buie and Conlin McCabe. Trevor Jones, will join this group of veterans to compete in his first World Cup regatta following successful Junior and Under-23 World Championship campaigns in 2015 and 2016, respectively. These crews will be supported by Terry Paul and Jeremy Ivey, senior assistant national team coach.
Over 140 athletes participated in this year’s selection process, competing in pairs and singles at Speed Order Trials for a spot at the selection camp in Burnaby, BC. Athletes were then invited to the National Team Training Centres (London, ON and Victoria, BC) where selections were confirmed for the 2017 World Cup and Under-23 World Championship National Teams.
Live-streaming of the A Finals can be watched on the CBC Sports website as well as at WorldRowing.com.
Live updates for heats beginning on Friday through to A Finals on Sunday will be available by following @rowingcanada or @worldrowing on Twitter.
2017 Canadian National Team to compete at World Cup 3, Lucerne, Switzerland
Women’s single sculls
Carling Zeeman (Sudbury Rowing Club – Cambridge, ON)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club – London, ON)
Nicole Hare (Calgary Rowing Club – Calgary, AB)
Hillary Janssens (University of British Columbia Rowing Club – Cloverdale, BC)
Lightweight women’s double sculls
Ellen Gleadow (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – Vancouver, BC)
Jill Moffatt (University of Western Ontario Boat Club – Bethany, ON)
Men’s single sculls
Trevor Jones (Peterborough Rowing Club – Lakefield, ON)
Men’s double sculls
Conlin McCabe (Brockville Rowing Club – Brockville, ON)
Matthew Buie (St. Catharines Rowing Club – Duntroon, ON)
Will Crothers (Victoria City Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)
Kai Langerfeld (University of Victoria Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Lightweight men’s double sculls
Maxwell Lattimer (University of British Columbia Rowing Club – Delta, BC)
Taylor Hardy (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Lightweight men’s double sculls
Aaron Lattimer (University of British Columbia Rowing Club – Delta, BC)
Patrick Keane (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)
David de Groot (St. Catharines Rowing Club - St. Catharines, ON)
Martin Barakso (Brentwood College School - Nanaimo, BC)
Taylor Perry (University of Victoria Rowing Club - Ancaster, ON)
Ryan Rosts (Ridley Graduate Boat Club - St. Catharines, ON)
About Rowing Canada Aviron
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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.
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