Gauteng Rowing Championships
Gauteng Rowing Championships held at Roodeplaat Dam
Congratulations to all our Rowers on superb results.
Gold in the u15 Single Scull
Silver in the u14 Double
Bronze in the u14 Octuple
Bronze in the u14 Quad
Bronze in the u16 Coxed Four
Bronze in the 1st Coxless Four
The first big result came in the u15 single scull rowed by Easton Allman, who rowed with incredible length and rhythm into the headwind keeping his nerve and being rewarded with a gold medal, just 0.6 of a second in front of the sculler from Kes. In the u14 double sculls, Shane dos Reis and Nika Duffin rowed well to pick up a silver medal and in the most competitive race of the day, the u15 quad stroked by Panashe Kurehwa did well to come home in 4th. The u14 octuple put together a good race to finish third and the u16 eight were just edged into sixth place by the crew from Jeppe. The 1st fours both raced good races, the coxed four stroked by Cameron Brammer finished 5th while the coxless four stroked by Sheldon Nash took home the bronze medal.
The Sunday finals started off well with Nathan Schmidt qualifying for the final and coming a respectable 7th and then the two u14 quads came 3rd and 6th; two excellent results from the boys. The u15 double of Nhlanganiso Mdima and James Astfalck came 6th against some tough competition and the u15 octuple narrowly missed out on the medals having to settle for another crushing fourth place, this time the Jeppe crew getting the better of Saints. Both u16 fours qualified for the final 8, the u16 four stroked by Lambros Sioutas and coxed by Michael Cane rallied well after a disappointing eight result to pick up the bronze. In the final race of the regatta the 1st eight stroked by Nashe Mucharambeyi put everything into a well-executed race, but it just wasn’t quite enough, the boys having to settle for 4th just 1.8 seconds off the crew from Parktown.
A great set of results for the Rowing Club at the provincial championships and a fair reflection of the hard work, team work and dedication shown by every member of the developing juggernaut that is Saints Rowing