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2014 ROWONTARIO Championships

Great news from the competive rowers at the ROWONTARIO Championships!

Starting off the racing, Coach Martin Winkel's son Matt Winkel and his doubles partner Anthony Mazzotta raced in the under 17 men's double, had the best race of their season placing 5th in their heat, with a time of 8:14.8.
Shelby Cohen and Daria Ruginis raced down the course next in the U23 women's double placing second in their heat with a time of 8:17.09, but just missed out on a birth in the final. The U23 men's singles were next, Brett Bullock finished 4th in his heat with a time of 8:43.64 and Jim Jack, who will be joining the Ridgebacks this fall, also placed 4th in his heat with a time of 7:50.85. Allie Demaiter finished off DRC's racing for the day in the Sr women's single, placing third in her heat with a time of 8:10.77.

Matt Winkel started off racing for Durham Rowing Club in there U17 men's single, where he raced a personal best, placing 5th in his heat with a time of 9:14.97. There were three entries in the men's U23 double, Ryan Lamoureux and Matt Larter controlled their heat, and won heat earning them a birth in the final with a time of 7:08.12. Brett Bullock and Nik Vantfoort placed second in their heat, just missing out on the final, with a time of 7:08.12. Chris Karellas and Mike Juzkow placed 6th in their heat, with a time of 8:09.93.

Shelby and Daria both raced in the U23 women's single event, both racing strong races and placed 6th in their respective heats with times of 9:26.72 and 9:20.11 respectively. Matt Larter placed 3rd in his heat in the lightweight men's single event. Coach Martin Winkel decided to keep the young guys honest, and raced in there Sr men's single, placing 4th in his heat with a time of 7:40.93. Nik and Brett switched from the double to the pair and placed 3rd in their heat, with a time of 7:18.35 earning them a spot in the final.

Ryan and Matt left the dock for Durham's first final of the day in the men's U23 double. They had a strong race, and placed 6th in their final, and giving the club a top 10 finish. Durham's second final of the day was the U23 men's pair. Nik and Brett came out of the start gates strong and kept the momentum through out the race, battling with Western and Kingston the entire race, earning them a bronze medal.

There were a lot of strong races and personal bests beaten throughout the day!  Congratulations to all of the competitive members that raced!

U23 Finish Line U23 Celebration

Welcoming new DRC Board Members

The Durham Rowing Club would like to welcome Nik Vantfoort as the Vice President and Scott Wilson as the Assistant Treasurer.  We look forward to working with Nik and Scott in the coming years to help shape the future of the club!


Durham Rowing Club
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Durham Rowing Club
P.O. Box 174
Port Perry ON L9L 1A3