Mantario RowDown

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 was a day jam-packed with racing. The water was calm and was sunny for most of the day. Many of our juniors got their first taste of racing, even entering as many events as the more seasoned rowers. Great practice for NWIRA, as we’re preparing to hoist that cup again.

Now for the winners:

Laird Brown                                                          Men’s 1x

Amy Kroeker & Rianne Boekhorst                  Women’s 2x

Tyrone Nakagawa & Andrej Kao                      Men’s 2x

Rianne Boekhorst                                               Women’s 1x heat 1

Tracy Taylor                                                          Women’s 1x heat 2 (Ltw)

Andrej Kao, Laird Brown,                                  Men’s 4x
Tyrone Nakagawa, Callum Sech

Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor,                              Women’s  4x
Emily Lennox, Hanika Nakagawa

Rianne Boekhorst & Andrew Lamont             Mixed 2x

Tyrone Nakagawa, Andrej Kao,                        Mixed 4x
Gabby Pelletier, Justine Gilbert

As we were racing for the Lipton cup of soup, the WRC has once again made a great contribution to the Food Bank!  Many thanks to our WRC coaches, Ed Kornachuk and Ralph Penner for all their help and patience with the athletes, and to provincial head coach Antony Patterson. All of them worked diligently to ensure a fun and successful event for the WRC.

Racing season 2016 began June 11th in Regina SK with Western Canada Sprints

Led by coaches Ralph Penner and Ed Konarchuk, and orchestrated by official-extraordinaire Sandi Kirby, a small but fierce group of Winnipeg warriors went to the Western Canada Sprints, Saturday June 11th, 2016. Wind and rain could not keep them from competing in this first event of the season.

Congratulations to our many second, third and everyone who crossed the finish line in headwinds and to first time regatta attenders!

Gold medals won by:

Women’s Ltwt 2x: Brandi Smith & Tracy Taylor

Women’s Novice 1x: Rianne Boekhurst

Men’s Masters 1x: Andrew Lamont

Women’s Masters 1x: Brandi Smith

Women’s Masters 2x: Freddie von Aweyden and Sheila Wilson-Kowal

Women’s Masters 4x: Andrea Lefort, Freddie von Aweyden, Vanessa Brown & Sheila Wilson-Kowal

Mixed Masters 4x: Eric Johnstone, Tracy Kowal, Freddie von Aweyden, & Sheila Wilson-Kowal

Junior Men’s 2x: Tyrone Nakagawa & Andrej Kao

This is a great start to a great season! Many thanks to Regina, and to the great WRC coaching staff!