Two Ottawa Rowing Club athletes raced for Canada at the season's second rowing World Cup event in France. Cristy Nurse came away with a silver in the women's 8 event, while Kate Goodfellow was fourth with the Canadian women's quad at the mid-June competition.
Ottawa Rowing Club women help Canada to 3 worlds medals
Updated On: September 9, 2013
In the rowing world, the highest honour that a club can bestow upon an athlete is naming a boat after them. The Ottawa Rowing Club may be a bit busy in the paintjob department this fall thanks to the performances of their athletes at the Aug. 25-Sept. 1 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.
Ottawa Rowing trio revel in friendships at sport’s elite level
Updated On: August 5, 2013
The accomplishment, top-of-the-line training resources, living out a high school athletic dream: for Canada Games competitors and Ottawa Rowing Club alumni Matt Christie and André Pelletier, the places you go take a backseat to the people you meet along the way.
Rowers seek worlds podium to cap medal-filled year
Updated On: August 5, 2013
With bronze medals from a July World Cup event in Switzerland under their belts, Sarah Black and Cristy Nurse are now gearing up for the biggest event since the London 2012 Olympics – the Aug. 25-Sept. 1 world championships in South Korea – with even loftier expectations in mind.
World Cup medalist rowers look towards Rio 2016
Created On: May 14, 2013
A year after the Canadian women’s eight rowing team brought home the silver medal at the London Olympics last summer, Ottawa natives Sarah Black and Kate Goodfellow are working hard to make the group headed for Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Former cross-country skier making big waves in new pursuit of rowing
Created On: September 18, 2012
To say that Andrew Stewart-Jones has landed on the RADAR is an understatement.
The former national-level cross-country skier from the Nakkertok Nordic club recently switched to a new sport, registering surprising results at races, and with Rowing Canada’s series of evaluating tests.
Burrows races in 100 final to kickstart Paralympic athletics career
Created On: September 3, 2012
One day into her Paralympic career and Rachael Burrows has already raced in front of a total of 160,000 people. The Ottawa Lions wheelchair racer qualified for the final of the women’s T34 100 m on Friday morning at a packed Olympic stadium in London and then got to race for themedals in the evening.
Bittersweet B final win for Blair in London
Updated On: September 3, 2012
LONDON – If you’d told Ottawa’s David Blair prior to the Paralympic Games that his Canadian crew would win their race on the final day of rowing, you can bet he’d have been on top of the world.
Olympic updates: Pilypaitis pushes Canada to playoffs
Updated On: August 14, 2012
Courtnay Pilypaitis picked up right where she left off. The Ottawa native was team MVP in Canada's last-chance Olympic qualification tournament, and the 24-year-old guard continued to make a real name for herself internationally in helping Canada reach the playoff round in London.
Olympic rowing medals inspire Blair's crew in Paralympic quest
Created On: August 14, 2012
Real or imagined, athletes often talk about a snowball effect when it comes to winning Olympic medals. Seeing a fellow countryman capture a medal fuels them towards their own triumph. Count David Blair as one of the believers.