This past week, four Nova Scotian rowers competed for spots on National Rowing Teams at the 2016 Rowing Canada National Team Trials. These athletes look to join an elite group who will be representing Canada this summer.
Provincial Team Coach, Pat Cody said, “We have engaged in a three year process of developing and training great athletes as we work toward our goal of becoming a world class athlete development hub. This weekend we are going to prove just how good Nova Scotians can be!”
All four of our athletes had strong showing. Following a long week of trails, Cody Bailey has been selected to train at the National Training Centre in Victoria. He is vying for a spot on the U23 men’s sculling team along with three returning members of last years World Championship gold medal quad. Zak Lewis has been selected as a finalist for the men’s straight four and looking to return to the World University Championships in Poland for a second consecutive year. As well, Tara Barnett and Jenna Pelham both had strong showings in the light weight single finals
Row Nova Scotia President Peter Webster added, “Row Nova Scotia has put significant resources into developing the top athletes in the province. The 2016 Rowing Canada National Trials were a great test for our athletes and they had an excellent showing. We wish them the best of luck as they now compete to represent Canada on the world stage.”