Kristen Kit

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DATE OF BIRTHAUG 18, 1988
COACHJOHN WETZSTEIN
HEIGHT
WEIGHT
HOMETOWNST. CATHARINES, ON
CURRENT CLUBUNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA / CALIFORNIA ROWING CLUB
Kristen Kit
Kristen Kit

Year first rowed: 2003

First rowed at: Sir Winston Churchill RC and St. Catharines Rowing Club

First coach: Andrew Pilsworth

Favourite thing about rowing: To choose one would be to oversimplify rowing for me! My answer would be a blend of the teamwork needed to achieve a result, the advantage skill and technique bring in a race and of course, racing itself. 

Career highlight: I'm most proud of winning a race at Henley Royal Regatta when I was 18 representing the University of British Columbia. It was the first race of the regatta and the tightest race I have coxed to date. I remember a glimmer of doubt in my own abilty at the start line which vanished when I focused with my teammates on racing in the moment and exchanging attack for attack. I surprised myself and my coach's (Mike Pearce) reaction to my performance was something I'll keep with me for the rest of my life.

Career Achievements: 

CLASS

YEAR

RACE

POSITION

LTAMix4+

2016

PARALYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO

3RD

LTAMix4+

2016

WORLD CUP, POZNAN

1ST

LTAMix4+

2015

WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, AIGUEBELETTE

3RD

W8+

2013

WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHUNGJU

3RD

W8+

2013

WORLD CUP, LUCERNE

3RD

LTAMix4+

2012

PARALYMPIC GAMES, LONDON

7TH

LTAMix4+

2012

WORLD CUP, MUNICH

6TH

W8+

2010

UNDER 23 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BREST

3RD

W8+

2009

UNDER 23 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, RACICE

4TH