LLRC goes for their own Gold

Rowers attend regatta in Kenora, Canada

Photos by Karen Berrell

he Canada crew consisted of: back row: Ryan Rudow, Sam Fischer, Cameron Davison, George Esau, Andy Berrell and John Mikkleson; front row: Christopher Caryotakis, J.J. Heflin, Coach Nicholas Miller and Drew Mitchelette; not pictured: Natalie Steine, Mina Abukjadra and Reinnen Pfleider. Reinnen Pfleider and Mina Abukjadra  finished hard to be earn a Bronze medal. A silver medal was awarded to the quad team of Andy Berrell, Drew Mitchelette, Christopher Caryotakis and Cameron Davison. George Esau and Samantha  Fischer took Gold in the junior mixed doubles.
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he Canada crew consisted of: back row: Ryan Rudow, Sam Fischer, Cameron Davison, George Esau, Andy Berrell and John Mikkleson; front row: Christopher Caryotakis, J.J. Heflin, Coach Nicholas Miller and Drew Mitchelette; not pictured: Natalie Steine, Mina Abukjadra and Reinnen Pfleider.

By Jodene Marquis
For The Pioneer

Long Lake Rowing Crew (LLRC) competed In Kenora, Canada at the Tops and Bottoms one-day regatta. The Kenora Rowing Club has been hosting this regatta for over 25 years and brings over 150 juniors and masters athletes from the U.S. and Canada to compete on Rabbit Lake.

This beautiful, spring-fed lake is 2200 meters long and provides a phenomenal venue for the rowing clubs to compete.

Once again, LLRC dominated the winners’ podium. All told, the team was awarded seven gold medals, eight silver medals and six bronze medals.

Coach Nicholas Miller said, “It was great to see all of our athletes place to so well,” said Coach Nicholas Miller. “The team’s performance has been a testament to their hard work this summer.”

Earning gold medals for LLRC were George Esau for the junior mens single, George and J.J. Heflin for the junior mens double, Andy Berrell and Cameron Davison for the junior B (under 17) mens double, George and Samantha Fischer for the mixed double and Samantha for the womens single.

Silver medals were awarded to J.J. Heflin for the junior mens single, Ryan Rudow and Drew Mitchelette for the junior mens double, Andy Berrell, Drew, Christopher Caryotakis and Cameron Davison for the junior mens quad and Samantha Fischer and Natalie Steine for the junior womens double.

Taking home bronze medals were Ryan Rudow for the junior mens single, Natalie Steine for the junior womens single, Mina Abukjadra and Reinnen Pfleider for the junior B (under 17) womens double and Phillip Johnson and John Mikkelson for the masters double.

LLRC will next compete in the North West International Rowing Association (NWIRA) Championships, also held in Kenora, Canada.

Long Lake Rowing Crew provides a safe, inspiring and educational opportunity for people of all ages to learn, enjoy and excel in the sport of rowing, for both competition and recreation.

LLRCrew is a volunteer-driven, non-profit club committed to knowledgeable instruction, personal and competitive achievement, and the wellbeing of its members and the greater Long Lake community.

For more information, visit www.longlakerowing.org