CURC '18

CURCs 2018: Article by Wilson Wong

The UBC Thunderbirds rowing program made history Sunday by sweeping both the men's and women's team titles at the Canadian University Rowing Championships, hosted this weekend by Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., for the first time.
 
UBC won the men's competition for the third straight time and the fourth in five years. It is the school's fifth title overall (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2005). The T-Birds finished with 100 points, 14 more than Western, and 18 more than Victoria. Mike Pearce was named the Canadian University Rowing Association's Men's Coach of the Year.

Improving on their third-place finish in 2017, the Thunderbirds won the CURC women's banner today at Henley Island to add to the national title they won in 2004. UBC scored 121 points in the women's team standings, ahead of Victoria (105) and Western (66). Craig Pond was named co-Coach of the Year.

UBC EVENT RESULTS
Women's Single Sculls
4th – Kristina Walker – 8:01.890
 
Women's Lightweight Single Sculls
GOLD – Julia Lindsay – 8:19.250

Women's Eight
GOLD – Paula CameronLucy Vincent-SmithCaitlin GreberClaire ArmstrongKatie ClarkJessica SevickKristina WalkerClaire BrillonAlex Birkenshaw (Coxswain) – 6:13.461 
 
Women's Lightweight Double Sculls
SILVER – Renee LaFreniereEmma Starr – 7:37.370
 
Women's Coxless Pairs
SILVER – Paula CameronClaire Brillon – 7:41.350
 
Women's Lightweight Four
GOLD – Renee LaFreniereJulia LindsayEmma StarrPaige ReinhardAlex Birkenshaw (Coxswain) – 7:34.430
 
Men's Lightweight Double Sculls
B FINAL 1st – Sawyer PreciousMax Nadeau – 7:20.300 
 
Men's Coxless Pairs
SILVER – Clark SchultzBrendan Wall – 7:04.600
 
Men's Lightweight Four
SILVER – Sawyer PreciousIvan RybkinMax NadeauEthan EnnsPatricia Ye (Coxswain) – 6:50.410
 
Men's Single Sculls
6th – Sean van Gessel – 7:43.490
 
Men's Lightweight Single Sculls
BRONZE – Ivan Rybkin – 7:39.130
 
Men's Eight
GOLD – Ryan BeachBrendan WallClark SchultzMike AndersonDaan Vos de WaelLiam MarcilSean van GesselRies MeijssenKevin Chung (Coxswain) – 6:14.020 

OVERALL RESULTS:

MEN'S RESULTS (Top 5)
1. UBC – 100 points
2. Western – 86  
3. Victoria – 82
4. Queen's – 80
5. Brock – 76
 
MEN'S RESULTS (Top 5)
1. UBC – 121 points
2. Victoria – 105
3. Western – 66  
4. Brock – 65
5. Calgary – 52

 

 
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