Local rowers have a winning time at year end regatta

Big weekend last weekend for the Kelowna based club

  • Oct. 30, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Kelowna Rowing Club members Nicole Samuelson

Kelowna Rowing Club members Nicole Samuelson

Kelowna Rowing Club juniors wrapped up their season with a solid stroke of results at the high school championship rowing regatta last weekend.

Deep Cove in North Vancouver was the scene for the regatta which closed out the junior rowing season.

The Kelowna club teamed up with the South Cariboo and Kamloops Rowing Clubs to put a strong tri-club crew together, aiming to be first across the finishing line. Being in Vancouver, the weather was dreary, overcast and drizzling, but the cold weather could not dampen the undeniably warm spirits that made up by the rowers of Kelowna Rowing Club.

Some members of the KRC crew did not know what to expect at the regatta as for some, it was their first experience of a formal race, but their success certainly surpassed their expectations.

Men’s junior rowers Brock Morford and Cody Samuelson both left sporting three gold medals. Ladies junior rower Catherine Slamka also won three gold medals while  Nicole Samuelson, who at 12 was the the youngest rower participating in the regatta, placed second in her two events.

This wrapped up a fantastic season for Kelowna Rowing Club Juniors, not only in winning several medals, but showing the dedication of working hard, being positive and being great ambassadors for the club.

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