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SISS Rowing Championship
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SISS Rowing Championships

Kirsty Dunhill —

Over the weekend the OBHS Rowers competed at the South Island Secondary School Rowing Championships, held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.

Our team qualified for 7 A finals and 4 B finals and had some fantastic results which the boys should be proud of. We gained 2 gold and 2 bronze medals in the following events and crews:


Boys Under 17 Single Scull – Reuben Cook

Boys Under 17 Coxed Quadruple Sculls – Reuben Cook, William Haley, Jonathon Burnside, Alex McLachlan – Jake Burgess (cox)


Boys Under 18 Coxed Quadruple Sculls - Reuben Cook, William Haley, Jonathon Burnside, Peter Rowe, Jake Burgess (cox)

Boys Under 16 Coxed Quadruple Sculls – Grayson Small, Jacob Bolwell, Cody Campbell, Henry Kirk, Jake Burgess (cox)

A reduced rowing team will now be selected to compete at the National Secondary School Rowing Championships (Maadi Cup) in 2 weeks time in Twizel. There is huge uncertainty as to whether this event will now take place but the rowers will continue to prepare and build the extra speed needed to maintain these fantastic results.

In conclusion, the rowing team would like to thank the Director of Sport Craig Cumming for attending this championship event over the weekend and showing so much support to our team of rowers, coaches and parents.