A rower with P.E.I. connections is heading to the 2015 University Games in South Korea.
Will Bryden will be competing in men’s double scull. He currently attends Brock University in Ontario. Will’s parents, Russ and Lea, moved to the Island last year. Russ is training to be a safety boat operator and Lea has offered to help with the board.
Will will be on the Island this summer, after his trip to South Korea. We’re hoping he can get out in the coach boat and talk to our members about his competitive experience.
Good luck in South Korea, Will!
Here’s the news release from Rowing Canada Aviron:
This summer, Canadian University’s most talented rowers will represent Canada at the FISU Games in Gwangju, South Korea, July 3 to 14, 2015. The 2015 Universiade is a multisport event in which rowing has been a part since 1984. This year the regatta will take place on Chungju Tangeum Lake, site of the 2013 World Rowing Championships.
Pete Somerwil, president of the Canadian University Rowing Association (CURA) says ‘After an extensive selection process, we feel that we’ve put together competitive crews and look forward to bringing home medals earned by Canadian University student-athletes. These athletes from Universities coast to coast have not only committed to the training but are funding themselves to represent their country’.
Once selected, the women’s program was hosted by the University of Western Ontario Boat Club. The heavyweight men and lightweight men’s sweep program was hosted by Brock University Rowing Club, and the lightweight men’s sculling program hosted by Ottawa Rowing Club. The CURA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport have worked closely to ensure the success of the program.
The Canadian University Rowing Association is proud to nominate the following:
Men’s Double Scull
Mark Alm – Brock University
William Brydon – Brock University