Three crews move on to World Juniors A/B semis

Three crews move on to World Juniors A/B semis

August 9, 2019 – Tokyo, Japan

The 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships A/B semi-finals are set, with three Canadian crews racing for a spot in the A finals.

The Women’s Quad was the first Canadian boat to progress to the A/B semi-finals after finishing second in their heat just one second behind Switzerland.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunities this trip has given me. The people of [our training site] Sagamihara were incredible hosts, both helping us prepare for racing in addition to showing us Japanese culture in such a welcoming and warm way,” said Women’s Quad three-seat Claire Ellison (Halifax, NS). “As we move into a key stage of our trip here we feel tremendously supported by everyone that has helped us get to where we are today. Our competition pushed us in our heat, and we’re excited to be racing among some of the fastest junior women in the world.”

The Men’s Quad bounced back from a fourth place heat finish to come first in their repechage with a time of 5:58.980 and earn their A/B semi-final spot.

Abigail Dent (Kenora, ON) also won her repechage to progress to the Women’s Single A/B semi-finals. Dent started what is her first international competition with a third place heat finish, and followed with a strong repechage performance, finishing with a time of 7:56.360.

After finishing third in both the heats and the repechages, the Men’s Coxed Four crew is progressing to the B final.

The Women’s Double crew of Lily Jedlic (Regina, SK) and Hailey Mercuri (Beamsville, ON) will compete in the C final after winning their C/D semi-final with a time of 7:22.630.

The Women’s Quad, Men’s Quad and Women’s Single A/B semi-finals take place on Saturday August 10 (Friday August 9 ET/PT), and are followed by the Men’s Coxed Four B final and the Women’s Double C final.

Team Canada Results and Progressions

Women’s Single – Abigail Dent
3rd in Heat > 1st in Repechage > A/B Semi

Women’s Double – Lily Jedlic & Hailey Mercuri
5th in Heat > 4th in Repechage > 1st in C/D Semi > C Final

Women’s Quad (roster below)
2nd in Heat > A/B Semi

Men’s Quad (roster below)
4th in Heat > 1st in Repechage > A/B Semi 

Men’s Coxed Four (roster below)
3rd in Heat > 3rd in Repechage > B Final

When and Where
August 7-11, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Racing starts each day at 9:00am local time (8:00pmET/5:00pmPT previous day)

How to Follow Racing
Live tracking every day at
All races will be livestreamed on
Schedule and results available at

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Junior World Championships Team

Women’s Single


Abigail Dent

Kenora Rowing Club

Women’s Double


Lily Jedlic

Regina Rowing Club

Hailey Mercuri

St. Catharines Rowing Club

Women’s Quad


Lucy Black

Ridley College

Claire Ellison

Halifax Rowing Club

Aida Lissel-DeCorby

Saskatoon Rowing Club

Maya Meschkuleit

Don Rowing Club

Men’s Quad


Stephen Harris

Guelph Rowing Club

Adam Krol

Don Rowing Club

Newton Seawright

Don Rowing Club

William Simpson

Argonaut Rowing Club

Men’s Coxed Four


Julian Black

St. George’s Rowing Club

Dane Halkiw

Upper Canada College Rowing Club

Basil Jancso-Szabo

Argonaut Rowing Club

Samuel Weinstein Zimbel

Argonaut Rowing Club

Eden Cooper-Squires (coxswain)

Argonaut Rowing Club

Junior Worlds Coaches
Scott Swinkels (University of Victoria Rowing Club)
Pat Cody (Row Nova Scotia)

Click here for NextGen National Team bios.

Canadian umpire(s) in attendance:
Charles Hauss


For more information:
Colleen Coderre
RCA Communications Lead

Liz Montroy
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator

Photo: FISA/Igor Meijer

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