Three Winnipegers Named to Olympic Team

Janine Hanson, Morgan Jarvis, Kevin Kowalyk (l-r)

The Winnipeg Rowing Club is very excited and proud to announce that three Winnipeg rowers have been named by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) for the 2012 London Olympic games.

Women’s Eight – Janine Hanson

Janine’s crew has had a very impressive two year run in the eight. They are two time Silver medalists at the World Championships, and in their last international race won Gold at the 2012 World Cup III. Janine was also a member of the 2008 Beijing Olympic team in the Women’s Quad event where her crew finished 8th.

Men’s Double – Kevin Kowalyk

After much success at national events, including Gold in the single sculls at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Kevin joined the national rowing team in 2011 and quickly earned himself a seat in the Men’s Four which finished 7th at the 2011 World Championship. In 2012 Kevin moved into the Men’s Double and will compete at his first Olympic games with rowing partner Michael Braithwaite. 

Lightweight Men’s Double – Morgan Jarvis

Morgan has won many medals at international rowing events including Bronze at the 2005 World Championship in the Lightweight Quad, and Bronze at both the 2004 and 2005 Under 23 World Championships in the Lightweight Men’s Double. London will be Morgan’s first Olympic Games.