Nova Scotia rowers and rowers with close ties to Nova Scotia embark on the 2019 Canadian University Rowing Championships that is being hosted Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2019 by the University of Victoria on Elk Lake.
Nova Scotia rowers look poised to make a splash at this year’s regatta. St. Francis Xavier will be represented by Samuel Court and Jack Petrunick. The two will row together in the lightweight men’s double and Court will compete in the lightweight men’s single. The St. FX duo will be joined in Victoria by a number of Nova Scotia rowers attending university outside of Nova Scotia. Claire Ellison, in her first year at Queen’s University, is rowing in the women’s pair. Ellison is looking to continue her success at CURC following the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships where she won gold in the women’s pair event. Carolyn Culen, in her first year at Trent University, will be rowing in the women’s eight at CURC’s. Culen found the podium at OUA’s, claiming bronze at the OUA Championships in the women’s coxed four and finishing fourth in the women’s eight. Ben Walls and Hannah Meeson, both studying at the University of Victoria are rowing for host Vikes at CURC’s. Meeson will be racing in the women’s lightweight coxed four at CURC’s and saw success at the Western Canadian University Rowing Championships (WCURC’s) where she captured silver in the women’s lightweight single, gold in the women’s lightweight coxed four at. Walls also found success at WCURC’s for the Vikes, winning a silver in the men’s eight and will be in the men’s lightweight single and men’s lightweight coxed four at CURC’s.
A number of Nova Scotia university rowing alumni will be in attendance at CURC’s. This list includes Cam Fynney, rowing at the University of Ottawa in the men’s pair; Renee MacDonald, rowing at McMaster; Maddy Horne, coaching at St. FX; and Garrah Parkes, coaching at the University of Guelph.
Owen Falkenham, currently enrolled at the University of Ottawa, had a strong OUA Championships where he rowed in the men’s lightweight double and men’s lightweight pair for Ottawa.
Follow the results of the 2019 CURC’s