VICTORIA, Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) announced today their selection of 48 athletes for this year’s Junior National Team which includes teams for both the Can Am Mex Regatta and Junior World Rowing Championships. The Junior National Team is made up of rowers under the age of 19 and come from 21 rowing clubs across the country.
“We were happy with the results from selection trials and believe that this group of athletes has the ability to perform at a high level this summer,” said Peter Cookson, High Performance Director, RCA. “The athletes came in ready to compete for a spot on the team and we saw impressive performances by everyone. The junior team is integral to the development of future senior rowers and we’re very happy with the progress this group is making.”
The Can Am Mex team will take part in a training camp beginning July 11 before competition from July 16 to 17 in Sarasota, Florida. The World Rowing Junior Championships will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands from August 21 to 28.
Following the selection trials in Welland, Ontario, RCA has confirmed the list of athletes and coaches representing Canada on the Junior National Teams this summer.