National teams announced with multiple ACT rowers
The Australian Rowing selectors have announced their teams for 2018, and the ACT has representatives in three categories.
Prior to the National Regatta, Caleb Antill (ANUBC) and Luke Letcher (Black Mountain RC) were announced as members of the National Quad scull to compete on the World Cup Circuit as part of Australia’s Senior A team.
The quad will compete in World Cups 2 and 3 in Poznan (Poland) and Lucerne (Switzerland) and depending on their form at the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Overnight the selectors announced the Under 21 Team to compete in the Trans Tasman series of races against New Zealand in Sydney and at Lake Karapiro. Alex Grzeskowiak (Capital Lakes RC) is one of Australia’s open weight scullers, while Nathan Kennedy (ANUBC) has been selected as a lightweight sculler.
Rowing Australia also announced the Para team to represent at the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in September, and Nikki Ayers (Capital Lakes RC) will make her International debut within 12 months of taking up the sport. This amazing woman has already placed second in the Inter-State race in her first season and will bring that same intensity to International competition. Also included in the para team in the coxswain’s seat is Renae Domaschenz (ANUBC). Renae’s perseverance has been rewarded with this selection for the World Championships.
Over the weekend of 14th and 15th April the ACT boated Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Pathways eights who competed against the other states in Penrith. Despite the ACT being the smallest state in terms of numbers of school aged rowers, both crews performed creditably, and got a taste of what rowing can be like after school has finished.