Sydney University tops the Australian Rowing Championships point score!
Congratulations to all athletes who raced at the Australian Rowing Championships in Lake Barrington, Tasmania, from the 22nd-28th March. The club was extremely successful in both the men’s and women’s events, and obtained an outstanding 26.75 medals, with 10.75 of those being gold medals. The amazing performances by the athletes ensured that the club held onto the title of winners of the club point score for the 3rd year in a row! Our gold medal performances include:
U23 Women’s Single : Sophie Houston
U23 Women’s lightweight pair : Wallis Russel
Open Men’s Single: Cameron Girdlestone
Open Women’s Double : Tara Rigney
Open Women’s Quad: Rowena Meredith
Open Men’s Double: Campbell Watts
Open men’s Quad: Cameron Girdlestone
Open Men’s Four: Alex Purnell, Jack Hargreaves
Open Women’s lightweight Quad: Lucy Coleman
U23 Women’s lightweight double: Wallis Russel
U23 Women’s Quad: Ella Mentzines, Eleanor Price, Sophie Houston, Skye Froebel
Club Women’s Eight: Grace Livingstone, Ella Cassin, Jasmine Bowers, India Hobbs, Emily Sheppard, Danielle Start, Alex Smits, Grace Turner, C: Tash Richardson
Club Men’s Four: Marcus Britt, Devlin Walsh, Lachlan Miles, Henry Ryan
Club Men’s eight: Miller Argent, Harrison Rowston, Angus Arnott, Nic Rath, Marcus Britt, Devlin Walsh, Lachlan Miles, Henry Ryan, C. Hannah Scarborough
PR3 Mixed coxed four: James Talbot
A massive congratulations to everyone who raced over the week and a huge thank you to our coaches for working hard to make sure the week ran smoothly.
2021 Interstate Regatta
Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented NSW in the 2021 Interstate regatta. We would like to give a special mention to Tara Rigney who came from behind to claim the Nell Slatter Trophy, and the only win for NSW!
ISW1x: Tara Rigney
ISM1x: Cameron Girdlestone
ISLW4x: Lucy Coleman, Annelise Isaacs, Wallis Russel (QLD)
ISLW4-: Wyatt Batt
ISYW8+: Sophie Houston
ISYM8+: Tom Anderson, Elliot Simpson, C. Hannah Scarborough
ISW8+: Georgie Gotch, Rowena Meredith, Genevieve Horton, C. Talia Barnet- Hepples, Kate Rowan (QLD), Georgie Gleeson (VIC)
ISM8+: Will O’Shannessy, Nick Purnell, Campbell Watts, Alex Purnell, Jack Hargreaves, Jack O’Brien
U23 Selection Trials
Our women’s side of the club had an excellent regatta, and as a result of their performances, we had 9 athletes invited to U23 trials, held in the week following nationals. The boat club would like to congratulate all female athletes selected into the 2021 U23 Australian Rowing Team.
U23 8+: Jaime Ford, Ella Mentzines, Talia Barnett- Hepples
U23LW2x: Wallis Russel
U23W4x: Sophie Houston, Skye Froebel, Eleanor Price
U23W2x: Nicola Greenland
These athletes will compete at the World Cup 3 simulation regatta to be held from 11-13 June 2021 in Penrith, NSW.
A big congratulations to coach Jack Hanley who has been selected to coach the Women’s eight and Quadruple Scull on the U21 Australian team, who will also be competing in the World Cup 3 simulation regatta.
SUBC Annual General Meeting
The SUBC AGM was held on Saturday 17th April. We congratulated Jaime Ford on being elected Women’s Captain, and thanked Dyone Bettega for all of her amazing work as captain since 2016. We also congratulated all other members of the committee on their re-election for 2021. We were finally able to present the awards from our 2020 annual dinner which was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Here is the list of our award winners:
Rebecca Wilson Shield: Campbell Watts
Most Improved Female: India Hobbs
Most Improved Male: Phil Kaufmann
Club Woman: Uzes Beaton
Club Man: Nick Mirrow
Novice of the year: Darcy Cameron
Male Pathway crew of the year: Will O’Shannessy and Marcus Britt
Female pathway crew of the year: Tara Rigney
Masters rowers of the year: Kerrie Bigsworth and Jo Pollet
Don’s Special Award: Tom Anderson
Don’s poor JUDGEment award: Jack Hanley
Rower of the year: David Bartholot and Rowena Meredith
From next week the club will get back into winter training and those on Australia teams are training with national teams targeting the World Cup 3 Simulation in June.
The NSW Masters Championships are coming up on the 15th May, followed by the 2021 Australian Masters Rowing Championships starting on the 27th May out at SIRC. We wish them luck!