Monday, October 28, 2013 | Rowing
The OUA rowing championships resumed after a day delay due to inclement weather. The Carleton Ravens were amongst twelve universities from across the province vying for the OUA banner. Strong performances were displayed by all the Ravens crews.
The best result of the day was achieved by Matthew Fournier who won silver in the lightweight singles event finishing 0.2 seconds behind Queens in a 7:00 min race. The men’s heavyweight four of Nick Grondin, Michael Sulivan, Ian Smith and Luc Baudouin and coxswain Hal Martin qualified for the final where they finished sixth. These four rowers joined with teammates, Bruce Laurich, Dane Petersen, Devon Sutherland, Luke Teeft and coxswain Matt Noel to compete in the heavy eights race.
The Ravens eight was in a three way battle for third when they were forced to stop due to equipment issues. They quickly resolved the problem but not before falling to last place well behind the pack in the seven boat race. With 750m left in the 2000m race the Ravens sprinted to catch the 6th place boat and were closing in on fifth place but ran out of room. The Raven’s showed true grit and determination in their sixth place finish. On the women’s side the lightweight women’s double of Alyssa Pastic and Anna Currie qualified for the final and finished fourth. In the lightweight singles event Anna Currie also qualified for the final where she finished sixth. This year the OUA banner was won by University of Western Ontario.