Rowing World Champions to race at ACT Rowing Champs this weekend!
The current World Champion Men’s Four crew of Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin, Alexander Hill and Joshua Hicks are set to make appearances at the ACT Rowing Championships this coming weekend on Lake Burley Griffin. The crew form part of a high profile line-up of entries from the AIS National Rowing Centre men’s training squad which is based here in Yarralumla.
The Reinhold Batschi Men’s NTC squad members will be racing this weekend with Hargreaves, Hill, Turrin and Hicks being the headline performers following their outstanding win at the World Rowing Championships in Florida last October. The Men’s Four crew also won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Amongst the 22 National squad members competing this weekend, a number of rowers are ACT athletes. The ACT’s top male rowers entered include Luke Letcher and Caleb Antill (2016 World Champion U23 Quad gold medal crew members) and Tom Perry (current National Light Weight Men’s Champion single scull). The top ACT female competing this weekend is Cara Grzeskowiak (finalist U23 World Championships single scull). National squad rowers will be competing on Saturday in the Championship Men’s Singles event (7.50am heats, 9.55am finals), Men’s Pair (8.00am heats, 10.05am finals) and also an invitational Men’s Quad special event (11.25am). *
Including the NTC headliners, 591 ACT and interstate elite and age group rowers will be vying for several prestigious trophies across 2 days of racing this weekend. Rowers from Adelaide, Commercial, Glebe, Melbourne University, Mercantile, Mossman, Nagambie, Sydney University, Leichhardt, Drummoyne, Newington Masters, North Shore, Sydney, St George, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, St Augustine’s, Torrens and UTS Haberfield Rowing Clubs will be mixing it up with rowers from our 12 ACT rowing clubs.