St. Catharines, Ont. - Ravens rowing has a lot to celebrate after collecting four gold medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The regatta, held on Martindale Pond in St Catharines, is the premier rowing event of the summer spanning six days of racing. Returning from a two-year hiatus due to COVID cancellations, this year's regatta hosted 1550 participants from 100 clubs from across North America.
Competing for the Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) the Ravens and their teammates, which included Ravens alumni raced exceptionally.
Current Raven Meghan Jolley teamed up with Ravens alumna Aly Pastic to win the Senior Lightweight Women’s pair event. Meghan and Aly then join with two ORC teammates to win the Senior Lightweight women’s quad.
Ravens Brendan Edge and Mackenzie Vaughan-Graham and two ORC teammates were guided by Raven’s Coxswain Caitlin McMann to victory in the Senior Men’s 64kg coxed four event. Edge wasn't done there, going on to win the Senior Men’s 64kg single event.
The success continues what has been a fantastic off-season for the Ravens. In the spring, former Ravens rower and coach Matthew Fournier was named to the Ravens Hall of Fame class of 2o22. Later this month a trio of Carleton Ravens will compete at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. Megan Elekes, Ainsley Salmon and Maya Poziomka will all take to the water when the rowing competitions begin on August 17 at the same Royal Canadian Henley course.