The pre-season has begun and SUBC has hit the ground running
The month of September brought some exciting racing for the Sydney University Boat Club athletes. Lane Cove Head was held on Saturday 12th September, and SUBC boated a very strong team of two men's and two women's eights, a men's and women's coxed four and a women's quad. SUBC took out the win in both the men's and women's open eight categories, as well as the men's open coxed four.
Mens open eight: Will O'Shannessy, Jackson Kench, Nic Rath, Tom Anderson, Kieran Riach, Henry Ryan, Devlin Walsh, Marcus Britt, C: Danielle Pettit
Womens open eight: Ella Mentzines, Tara Rigney, Kate Rowan, Fiona Ewing, Georgie Gotch, Eleanor Price, Lucy Coleman, Jaime Ford, C: Talia Barnet-Hepples
North Shore Head was held on Saturday the 19th of September and SUBC held over 30 small boat entries. The club put forward an impressive performance, winning a total of eight events. Congratulations to the following athletes for wins in their categories: Will O'Shannessy (MO2-), Tara Rigney (WO1X), Sophie Houston & Dani Stuart (WO 2-), Marcus Britt (MO1X), Kieran Riach (M23 1X), Wyatt Batt (LM23 1X) and Eleanor Price (W23 1X).
The first of the NSWIS time trials is to be held on the 26th of September. This will be a great opportunity for our high performance athletes to measure themselves against the best in the state. These time trials will continue monthly until December.
The club would like to congratulate the following athletes who were invited to participate in the National Training Centre regatta held earlier this month: Lucy Coleman, Fiona Ewing, Tara Rigney, Kate Rowan and Will O'Shannessy. We are very proud of your efforts!
Meet the athlete: Dani Stuart
How did you start rowing and when did you begin at SUBC?
I started rowing at Queenwood in 2013 and started at SUBC in 2018.
What has been your favourite race with the club?
My favourite race with the club would have to be the Australian Boat Race 2019 held in Melbourne. I was bow seat of the women's eight where we managed to win for the third year in a row.
What is your favourite international racing memory?
The US Rowing Nationals time trial in the single would be my favourite international racing memory.
Any rowing/life advice?
My best advice would be to not worry too much about life issues outside of rowing when you're training, because the best way to gain perspective is a 20k row in the single, no competition.