Twenty nine rowers and coxswains will be representing Team BC at the Canada Summer Games, racing in fourteen different events over the course of four race days. The rowing component of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will take place in Kenora, Ontario with racing beginning on July 31st.
The following athletes have been named to the team:
|Aelon Nicolson||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Alex Ridenour||University of Pennsylvania, Brentwood College School|
|Antonia Frappell||Indiana University Women’s Rowing, Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Avalon Wasteneys||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Brendan Wall||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Chris Clarke||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Chris Gulka||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Claire Armstrong||University of British Columbia Rowing|
|Elliot Rogers||Brentwood College School Rowing|
|Ellis Hollands||University of Western Ontario Rowing, University of Victoria Rowing|
|Elissa McCracken||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Emily Down||Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society|
|Emma Gribbon||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Hannah Bailey||University of British Columbia Rowing|
|Isaac Donaldson||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Ivy Elling-Quaintance||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Julia Lindsay||University of British Columbia Rowing|
|Katie Pearson||Univeristy of Iowa, Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Liam Keane||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Lucy Vincent-Smith||University of British Columbia Rowing|
|McKenna Simpson||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Piper Battersby||Victoria City Rowing Club|
|Riley Knight||University of Western Ontario Rowing, Nanaimo Rowing Club|
|Robert Hodgins||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Seb Gulka||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Tanya Christie||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Travis Gronsdahl||University of Victoria Rowing|
|Ty Adams||University of Victoria Rowing, Row to Podium|
|Will James||University of Victoria Rowing|
Of these athletes, four will also be representing Canada this Summer on the CanAmMex Team or U23 National Team.
Four of the Team BC athletes have been previously identified as top performers and are financially supported through the Rowing BC Gold Medal Pathway Program. The Rowing BC Gold Medal Pathway Program (formerly known as the BC Athlete Assistance Program) is an athlete-centered program of financial assistance that provides support to BC performance rowers striving to represent Canada in recognized national or international competition. The program seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with training and competition needs associated with participation in national and international sport.
Team BC is supported by the following coaches and managers:
Rowing BC Provincial Coach, Rob Richards
Canada Summer Games Men’s Coach, Greg Szybka
Canada Summer Games Women’s Coach, Stacy Mitchell
Canada Summer Games Team Manager, Teena Schneider
The team will take part in a training camp at Elk Lake July 6-9th in combination with representing the Provincial Team at the BC Championships/Challenge West regatta. A pre-departure camp will take place at the UBC Boathouse in Richmond, BC beginning July 21st. The team will fly out to Winnipeg July 27thto partake in the Opening Ceremonies of the Games.
Follow and support Team BC on social media throughout the lead up to and during the Games using #BeMoreBC and #JCG2017.