ORC News

ORC Junior Rowers Finish on Podium at Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships

Feb 11, 2020

On Sunday, February 9, junior rowers from the Ottawa Rowing Club competed at the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships in Mississauga, ON. The CIRC is a major competition in the rowing off-season where athletes race a 1,000m or 2,000m distance on rowing machines. ORC was well represented by our junior crew, finishing the weekend with 5 trips to the podium – 3 gold and 2 silver:

  1. Gold – in U19 Women 2000m – Rachel Weber – 1st out of 55 with a time of 7:21.1
  2. Gold – in Club 4 Women 1000m – Rachel Weber, Madeleine Lauriault, Lauren Blume, Zella James with a time of 3:44
  3. Gold – in Club 4 Men 1000m – David Johnson, Erik Watkins, Matthew Lokhonia, Aidan Hembruff with a time of 3:16
  4. Silver – in Lightweight U17 Men – Matthew Lokhonia – Field of 38 with a time of 6:52.7
  5. Silver – in U19 Men – Aidan Hembruff – Field of 31 – 2nd by one-tenth of a second with a time of 6:19.3

Others notable finishes included:

  • U17 Junior Women 2000m – Madeleine Lauriault – 5th in a field of 59 with a time of 7:45.8
  • Junior Women, Novice 1000m – Maia Hembruff and Dahlia Rostom – 5th and 6th in a field of 30 with a time of 3:50.4 and 3:52.2, respectively.

More indoor racing awaits ORC rowers on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 8am at the Taggart YMCA in Ottawa, to be hosted by the ORC.