Who's Rowing This Summer?
For many Brentwood athletes, summer is a time for rest and recovery, but for some of our best rowers, it means international competition. Once again our alumni will be representing Canada at all five levels of rowing in Canada: Senior, U23, U21, U19 and Junior Development. In all, nine alumni, one coach, one former coach, and one current student will be representing their countries and/or their provinces this summer.
Former Olympic Silver medalist Scott Frandsen, Rogers ‘98 is coaching the University of California Berkeley at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta next week.
In U19 competition, Riley T, Rogers ‘18 and Tasmin West, Mackenzie ‘17 will represent Canada at CanAMex in a tri-country competition in Victoria July 7-8. Current Brentwood coach, Michael Braithwaite, will be Canada’s sweep men’s coach at the CanAmMex Regatta while Peter Lancashire, Whittall ‘17 will row in Canada’s Men’s 4- at the World Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, August 2-6. This fall Tasmin will row at the University of British Columbia and Peter will be rowing at the University of Washington.
In U21 competition, Old Brentonians Elliot Rogers, Rogers ‘15, Ellis Hollands, Ellis ‘16 and Alex Ridenour, Privett ‘16, have all been selected to represent British Columbia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Kenora, Ontario. Phil Kirker, Privett ‘17 is in the selection process with Team Alberta.
In U23 competition, Old Brentonians Elliot Rogers, Rogers ‘15 will row in Canada’s Men’s 4x while Sydney Payne, Alex ‘15 will sit in the Women’s 8+ for the World U23 Rowing Championships in Plovidv, Bulgaria, July 19-23. Both Sydney and Elliot currently row at Cal Berkeley. Coxswain Rielly Milne, Whittall ‘14, is selected to represent USA in the U23 Men’s 4+. He will be starting his senior year at the University of Washington in the fall.
At the Senior level Martin Barakso, Whittall ‘12 will sit in two seat of Canada’s Senior Men’s straight four at the World Cup #3 in Lucerne, Switzerland while Ruben Steinhardt, Whittall ‘11, will be rowing in the Senior Men’s double for Germany. Adam Neill, Rowing Intern coach, 2012-2013, will be rowing in six seat of the Great Britain’s Men’s 8+ this summer. The 2017 World Rowing Championships will be taking place in Sarasota, Florida, USA at the end of September.
Brian Carr & Jim Ganley