Team Canada ready to take on the World – 2017 World Championships

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Sarasota, FL

Eight Canadian crews are set to compete against the best in the world this week at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. This pinnacle event attracted over 900 competitors from 69 nations, with racing starting on Sunday, September 24, 2017 through until October 1st.

Team Canada will be looking to build upon their World Cup performance in Lucerne, Switzerland where they earned two medals in the women’s single scull and the Women’s four.

Carling Zeeman captured silver in the single scull in Lucerne, with sights set on a repeat podium performance this week.

The women’s eight crew are making their first international debut of the year with five Olympians onboard. Half the crew will also battle it out in the women’s four – Roman, Grainger, Roper and Hare. Kristin BauderHillary JanssensJennifer Martins, Rebecca Zimmerman and Coxswain Kristen Kit round out the eight. 

On the men’s side, Olympian Kai Langerfield, along with Mackenzie Copp, join David de Groot and Taylor Perry in the men’s four. Copp and de Groot were teammates on the bronze medal-winning four crew at the 2015 World Under-23 Championships.

The men’s heavyweight double sculls includes Matthew Buie and Olympic silver medallist Conlin McCabe, look to improve upon their B final win in Lucerne.

In the lightweight events, Canada is represented by Casson, Gleadow, Mara and Moffat in the women’s quad. Aaron Lattimer takes on the men’s single while Taylor Hardy and Patrick Keane compete in the men’s double.

Tomorrow marks the first day of heats for the following Canadian boats:

10:40am ET - Lightweight Men’s single - Aaron Lattimer
11:45am ET - Lightweight Men’s Double – Taylor Hardy and Patrick Keane
12:21pm ET - Men’s Four – Mackenzie Copp, David de Groot, Kai Langerfeld, Taylor Perry.

Live audio commentary and live race tracker will be available for ALL races on www.worldrowing.com.

Live VIDEO streaming will be available for all races over the first four days, then A/B semi-finals (28- 29 September) and all A-finals (29 September – 1 October) on www.worldrowing.com.

The semi-finals and finals of the world championships will be streamed on CBC Sports from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1.

Full start lists, results tracking, and audio commentary can be found at WorldRowing.com

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Here’s a complete roster of the Canadian team competing at World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida:

Women’s single scull
Carling Zeeman (Sudbury Rowing Club – Cambridge, ON)

Women’s four 
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club – London, ON)
Nicole Hare (Calgary Rowing Club – Calgary, AB)
Lisa Roman (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)
 

Lightweight women’s quadruple sculls
Jennifer Casson (Kingston Rowing Club – Kingston, ON)
Ellen Gleadow (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – Vancouver, BC)
Trish Mara (Victoria City Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)
Jill Moffatt (University of Western Ontario Boat Club – Bethany, ON)
 

Women’s eight 
Kristin Bauder (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Susanne Grainger (London Rowing Club – London, ON)
Nicole Hare (Calgary Rowing Club – Calgary, AB)
Hillary Janssens (University of British Columbia Rowing Club, Cloverdale, BC)

Jennifer Martins (University of Western Ontario Boat Club – Toronto, ON)
Lisa Roman (Western Rowing Club – Langley, BC)
Christine Roper (Ottawa Rowing Club – Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Rebecca Zimmerman (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)
Cox: Kristen Kit (University of British Columbia Rowing Club / St. Catharines Rowing Club – St. Catharines, ON)

Men’s four
Mackenzie Copp (Western Rowing Club – London, ON)
David de Groot (St. Catharines Rowing Club – St. Catharines, ON)
Kai Langerfeld (University of Victoria Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Taylor Perry (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Ancaster, ON)

Men’s double sculls
Matthew Buie (St. Catharines Rowing Club – Duntroon, ON)
Conlin McCabe (Brockville Rowing Club – Brockville, ON)

Lightweight men’s single scull
Aaron Lattimer (University of British Columbia Rowing Club – Delta, BC)

Lightweight men’s double sculls
Taylor Hardy (Burnaby Lake Rowing Club – North Vancouver, BC)
Patrick Keane (University of Victoria Rowing Club – Victoria, BC)

Team Canada is led by Men’s Head Coach, Terry Paul and Women’s Head Coach, Dave Thompson. Thompson will be supported by senior national team coach Michelle Darvill, while Paul will be supported by senior assistant national team coach Roger Meager.