Saturday saw the age based races and Brad Pearsall started the weekend off competing in the Under 19 single scull – he was up against last year’s National team mate in the heat with only 1st going through to final, it was a great race with Brad just missing out progressing through to final.
Brad then competed in the U23 single scull race along with Matt Vogel & John Raschke. There were three heats with our competitors separated into separate heats. Racing was very competitive with Brad winning his heat to get into the final, whereas both John & Matt finished 2nd to miss out.
Brad then competed in the final of the U23 single which he rowed a great race over the 1500 metre course to record a win.
Sunday was all about club rowing. Brad, Matt & John all started the campaign off racing in the B Grade Single Scull in which they were placed in different heats again with only 1st going through. Brad was in the first heat up against the winner of the previous days U19 single scull who beat him by a foot placing Brad in 3rd place. John was in second heat and rowed a strong race to take it out going into the final. Matt was in the third heat and he finished 2nd in a field of four so a great effort.
John then raced in the final but was unsuccessful.
Brad then rowed in the Open Single scull where he finished third in the heat ending his weekend of rowing.
Matt & John teamed up to compete in B grade double scull in which they came 2nd in the heat to progress through into the final – which the boys rowed a fantastic race to win!
Robert Eyers then had an opportunity to race in the Masters Single Scull which was raced over 1000 metres. Dinga had a great start to lead from the front and never looked challenged – winning by over 3 boat lengths.
All rowers came home with a medal so a great weekend.