WRC Wins Big at Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Night Sprints at Oklahoma Regatta Festival
Night Sprints at Oklahoma Regatta Festival

“Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain” held true for two days of racing at the Oklahoma Regatta Festival. This year’s events combined the Head of the Oklahoma with USRowing’s Master National Head Race Championship Regatta, where forty-two Winnipeg Rowing Club athletes competed in a multitude of events.

WRC had some great results coming home with many medals with notable first place finishes in 11 events. (For Master events where multiple age categories are racing at the same time, medals were awarded according to a crew’s finish in relation to their age category.)

Head Race Golds
Men’s Open Lwt 2x: Patrick Thiessen, Max Harley
Women’s Master 1x (Cat C): Friederike von Aweyden
Men’s Masters 2x (Cat D): Peter Vilks, Satoru Nakagawa
Women’s Master 2x (Cat B & overall top time for masters): Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor
Men’s Youth Rec 1x: Andrej Kao
Men’s Master 4x (Cat D): Jeff Reitbeber, Satory Nakagawa, Dave Cooke, Peter Vilks
Men’s Open Rec Novice 1x: Steve Chubaty
Women’s Master 4x (Cat A & overall top time for masters): Crystal Evans, Kelly Malcolmson, Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor
Women’s Master 4x (Cat B): Dorothea Blandford, Barb Miller, Tracy Janzen-Cheney, Erin Lowen

Night Sprint Golds
Parent/Child 2x: Crystal Evans, Peter Vilks
Women’s Master 2x: Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor

WRC results are available, as well as full regatta results.  For pictures of WRC crews check out our photo gallery.