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Winnipeg Rowers Impress at Sprints Regatta in Regina

June 17, 2014 9:33 AM | Sports

Winnipeg Rowing Club - Master Women's Double

Master Women’s Double winners Sheila Wilson-Kowal and Freddie von Aweyden. (HANDOUT)

Members of the Winnipeg Rowing Club came away victorious at the 37th Western Canada Sprints Regatta in Regina this past weekend.

The competition drew 279 rowers from Winnipeg, Regina, Kenora, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. WRC sent a team of 34 athletes to compete in junior, open and master events.

“Our athletes did a tremendous job,” said WRC head coach Steven Taylor. “It was a very successful regatta, and a great kick-off to the 2014 rowing season.”

Local winners in seven events:

Open Men’s Single — Keven Kowalyk
Master Women’s Single — Sheila Wilson-Kowal
Lightweight Women’s Double — Brandi Smith, Tracy Taylor
Master Women’s Double — Sheila Wilson-Kowal, Freddie von Aweyden
Open Men’s Double — Loch Inglis, Kevin Kowalyk
Lightweight Women’s Quad — Brandi Smith, Fiona Rettie, Hanika Nakagawa, Tracy Taylor
Open Men’s Quad — Andrew Lamont, Josh Mintz, Loch Inglis, Kevin Kowalyk