On Friday 13th - Sunday 15th March, the Rowing South Island Secondary School Champs were held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. This is always a big regatta with lots of loud and enthusiastic spectators, and always proving to be a weekend full of strong competition.
Our Burnside rowers showed some awesome results.
Congratulations to Bryah Moriarty who came 4th in her A final U16 Single Sculls. Alex Landon-Lane bringing in a strong 5th in her A final U18 Single Sculls. In the A final U18 Double Sculls Alex Landon-Lane and Sophie Rowland were placed 7th. In the A final U16 Double Sculls Bryah Moriarty and Zeda Mata’u were placed 8th. Well done to our girls U15 Coxed 4, Emily Ryall, Katy Mitchell, Olivia Dawson and Rosie Walker and cox Zeda Mata’u placing 5th in their straight A final. Also in the straight A final were the Novice girls crew Charlotte Carey, Emily Ryall, Kate Ryall, Katy Mitchell, Olivia Dawson, Poppy Knight, Rosie Walker, Sam Rankin and cox Sharni Ross placing 5th.
Well done to Sam Lamont winning his B final U16 Single Sculls, Sophie Rowland came 2nd in her B final U17 Single Sculls, Zeda Mata’u bringing home a 3rd in her B final U16 Single Sculls. Awesome results in the doubles also with Sam Lamont and Cam Scott - 2nd in their B final U15 Double. Tom Giddens and Sam Lamont placed 3rd in their B final U16 Double.
With the great Maadi Cup now cancelled, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire Burnside squad to thank our 2 senior rowers, Alex Landon-Lane and Sophie Rowland, who have now completed their 4th and final year rowing for Burnside High School. These girls have shown huge dedication, and are always happy to share their experience and help out with our younger rowers when needed. We would like to congratulate these girls on their many rowing successes and wish them well. Lastly, one massive shout out to our incredible coaches who make this all possible for the kids, Sarah, Fergus, Zac and Alice - THANK YOU!!