Excalibur Rowers Excel at 2017 Indoor Nationals
Gold for Jones as Rowers Took to the Ergs on Sunday Competing at the National Indoor Championships
Sunday, February 5, 2017, Peterborough
Rowers of all ages from across the country gathered Sunday at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, to challenge themselves at the 34th Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships. The competition features events from Junior Boys and Girls all the way up to Masters’ divisions, and welcomes over 900 participants.
With a crowd that totalled well over 1000 at an indoor event, the atmosphere is one to behold as people urge the competitors on in their 2km races. As was the case for much of the Excalibur’s varsity season, the focus for on the men’s events. “We have a couple of athletes who could reach the podium this weekend,” said Talent Identification and Development Coach with Row to Podium.
Following up on a fantastic 2016, Trevor Jones continued his dominance finishing with a personal best 5:59 in the U23 Men’s event. The time was enough to earn him the Gold and also the fastest time overall for the day. There was high praise for Jones and his level of self-discipline. “His commitment to training, often putting in hours by himself is paying off” said Coach Love. Other Trent athletes performed well with Graham Peeters finishing fourth place with a time of 6:08, Dan Bullock posting a personal best, and Mark Moyer placing in the top half of the field.
The Trent Excalibur rowing team continue to put together strong results on the water and at indoor competition. Year-round training programs allow the athletes to build towards their competitive seasons, and achieve the goals that they set forth throughout the year.
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