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Thompson-Willie claims 10th world championship medal  September 7th, 2015
Veteran coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie of Napanee won yet another medal Sunday, when the Canadian women’s eight claimed the bronze at the world rowing championships at Lac Aiguebelette, France. It’s the 10th world championship medal since 1985 for Thompson-Willie, 56, who has... [Read More]
Disappointing day for Kingston rowers at world championships  September 5th, 2015
It was a disappointing day for two Kingston athletes Saturday at the world rowing championships on Lac Aiguebelette, near Chambery, France. Will Crothers was in the bow seat of Canada’s men’s four, which finished fourth in the championship final, 1.12 seconds behind the British... [Read More]
Relegated to B final, Kingston rower still has shot at Olympic berth  September 4th, 2015
Canada will have to qualify its men’s lightweight four for next summer’s Olympics Sunday in the B final at the world rowing championships on Lac Aiguebelette, France. On a morning when the sun broke through after two overcast days, the Canadian crew of Maxwell Lattimer, Brendan... [Read More]
Canadian men's four qualifies for Rio Olympics  September 3rd, 2015
Canada will have a men’s four in the Olympics next year, after the Canadian crew at the world rowing championships this week advanced to the final Thursday. Will Crothers, of Kingston, Tim Schrijver, Kai Langerfeld and Conlin McCabe overcame a mishap in the final 500 metres of their... [Read More]
Kingston rowers advance at world championships  August 31st, 2015
Canada’s men’s lightweight four crew, with Kingston’s Nicolas Pratt in the boat, finished third in its first race Monday at the world rowing championships on Lac d’Aiguebelette, in the foothills of the French Alps. Rowing with Maxwell Lattimer, Bendan Hodge and Eric... [Read More]
Lesley Thompson-Willie, three Pan Am rowers named to world championship team  August 20th, 2015
There are experienced athletes. Then there are athletes who have distinguished themselves over a long period of time who earn the right to be called veterans. Then there’s Lesley Thompson-Willie. And there she is again, listed among competitors who will represent Canada at the world... [Read More]
He once hated the single; now Rob Gibson will race it for Canada  July 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY ST. CATHARINES, July 8—For Rob Gibson, there’s not a trace of ambiguity. “I hated it,” he says emphatically, of the early days of trying to row a single scull. After enjoying success as a sweep oarsman at Regiopolis Notre Dame, then Kingston... [Read More]
Will Crothers happy to be back in a big boat, racing at home  July 9th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY ST. CATHARINES, July 8—It’s good, Will Crothers says, to be back. “It’s fun to be in a big crew again,” Crothers said. “It brings back memories of London, for sure. We’re having a blast being out in it. “There’s a mob... [Read More]
Vocation and passion cross paths at Pan Am Games for rower Nic Pratt  July 9th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY ST. CATHARINES, July 8—Unlikely as it may seem, it may not be that big a stretch to suggest the seed of Nic Pratt’s return to competitive rowing was sewn at a drafting table almost six years ago. A young man who cut his rowing teeth at Kingston Collegiate,... [Read More]

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