WRC Starts Season Strong at Sprints

Top - Masters Women's 2x Bottom - Lightweight Women's 4x
Top – Masters Women’s 2x
Bottom – Lightweight Women’s 4x

A rainy, cool day didn’t dampen spirits at the 37th Western Canada Sprints Regatta hosted on Wascana Lake by Regina Rowing Club.  The annual regatta drew 279 competitors from six rowing clubs from Kenora, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton.    Winnipeg Rowing Club sent a team of 34 rowers competing in junior, open and master events.

WRC crews had a strong start to the racing season by winning seven 1st place medals in the following events:

Open Men’s 1x – Kevin Kowalyk
Master Women’s 1x – Sheila Wilson-Kowal
Lightweight Women’s 2x – Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor
Open Men’s 2x – Loch Inglis, Kevin Kowalyk
Master Women’s 2x – Sheila Wilson-Kowal, Freddie von Aweyden
Lwt Women’s 4x – Brandi Smith, Fiona Rettie, Hanika Nakagawa, Tracy Taylor
Open Men’s 4x – Andrew Lamont, Josh Mintz, Loch Inglis, Kevin Kowalyk

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