By David Kent. Despite the fog, at Burnaby Lake, on Sunday, October 20th, the 2013 Western Canadian University Rowing Championships were held. Seven schools in the western provinces competed in the race hosted by UBC Thunderbirds and the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. The participants were University of Victoria, UBC, U of Calgary, Lakeland College, SFU, Camosun College and UFV.
The Cascades women’s team finished third overall garnering two points in the one day race. Led by Bethany Tait (Abbotsford, BC), Kaitlyn Block (Abbotsford, BC) in the Lightweight Womens 2x, placing 4th in the final. Tait and Block will be heading to the Canadian University Rowing Championships, in Montreal, hosted by McGill University, the weekend of November 1-3.
Emmett Campbell (Mission, BC) qualified through the heats, to place 6th in the very competitive Lightweight Men’s 1x; teammates Scott Micona (Langley) and Ryan Tucker(Chilliwack) qualified for the final as well, to place 5th in the Men’s pairs. This small contingent of the men’s and women’s teams will be working hard over the next couple of weeks in readiness for the Canadian University’s in the Province of Quebec.
The WCURC overall final points standings:
1st place: UBC- 22
2nd place: UVic- 9
3rd place: UFV- 2
U of Calgary- 1
Camosun C -0
1st place: UBC- 20
2nd place: UVic- 16
3rd place: SFU- 1
Lakeland C -0
Camosun C -0
U of Calgary -0
Statistics: Courtesy of UBC Thunderbirds
Photo Credits: Tree Frog Imaging