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NZSS Rowing Championships 2017
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2017 Maadi Cup


Timaru Boys’ rowers exceeded all expectations at the recent Maadi Cup competition, bagging two bronze medals and securing a number of A finals and top ten finishes.

Our squad of 21 travelled to Lake Karapiro near Cambridge for the competition which brought together over 2000 rowers, representing 126 secondary schools from around the country.

The week began with a parade through the streets of Cambridge before crews hit the water for six days of intense competition in sometimes difficult weather conditions.

The first two days were for heats and repercharges where the boats battled it out for quarter-final, semi-final and final positions. Our crews made 4 A finals and 6 B finals with many unlucky to miss out after close and exciting racing.

Friday was the first day of finals and TBHS broke its 3 year Maadi drought with a bronze medal to Liam Parker and Harry Bampton in the Under 18 Novice Double. On Saturday Jack Clayton and James Davidson also made the podium for a bronze in the Under 16 Double. Lightweight crews were unlucky not to feature in the medals after fourth place finishes in the quad and double events.