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From the Otonabee River to the World Stage: Trent Rowers to Represent Canada at World Championships

July 6, 2018

Grace VandenBroek and Trevor Jones announced as part of Canadian NextGen crews

Trevor Jones rowing on the Otonabee River in the Fall
Trevor Jones will compete at the Under 23 World Championships in Poland

Trent Excalibur rowing athletes, present and future, are set to represent Canada this summer on the international stage following an announcement by Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA).

Grace VandenBroek, who will be starting her Business degree at Trent in the fall will row in the Junior Women’s Single at the World Junior Championships in Czech Republic. She’ll also compete at the Under 23 World Championships in Poland as part of the women’s quad. Trevor Jones will compete at the Under 23 World Championships as well in the men’s single competition. Both Ms. VandenBroek and Mr. Jones were selected based on their performances at the 2018 Speed Orders – National Team Trials event from June 21-30 in London, Ontario.

 “These athletes have been committed to a year of tough training and long winters, and now that training is paying off with the chance to compete on the international stage,” said Carol Love, Rowing Canada lead coach for NextGen Hub. “It’s exciting to be nominated to those teams and take on the world stage while wearing the maple leaf. These are homegrown athletes who grew up in the area and are now set for a summer full of international travel.”

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