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!