AUBC at the nationals in Perth

{gallery}Latest_News/Nationals_2012:::1{/gallery}At the 2012 Australian Rowing Championships, the Adelaide University Boat Club had a large presence, with entries in 28 events, taking three GOLD, four SILVER and three BRONZE medals.
Their were many excellent races by SA athletes, in particular the mens open single, pair and four.

The quality of the single field was highlighted by those edged into the B final, including Nick Hudson. AUBC's Chris Morgan continued to show why he is one of the best scullers in the country, winning the start & leading early. He had Merc's David Crawshay by 3 seconds at the 500m mark, but the Victorian doggedly wore this down to 2seconds at the 1000m, 1second gap at the 1500m, then went for home very early to win by 1second.

At the 2012 Australian Rowing Championships, the Adelaide University Boat Club had a large presence, with entries in 28 events, taking three GOLD, four SILVER and three BRONZE medals.
Their were many excellent races by SA athletes, in particular the mens open single, pair and four.
The quality of the single field was highlighted by those edged into the B final, including Nick Hudson. AUBC's Chris Morgan continued to show why he is one of the best scullers in the country, winning the start & leading early. He had Merc's David Crawshay by 3 seconds at the 500m mark, but the Victorian doggedly wore this down to 2seconds at the 1000m, 1second gap at the 1500m, then went for home very early to win by 1second.
Again, the men's pair field was an all star affair, with London-bound athletes Matt Ryan, Sam Loch & Fergus Pragnell in the B final. SA's Bryn Coudraye with Merc's Tom Swann were leading off the start, with Will Lockwood & James Chapman just ahead at the 500m mark. Young horse Josh Dunkley-Smith & the perennial Drew Ginn began to show their staying power, and edged into the lead for the 1000m mark. While others tired, they refused to slow down, and marched further ahead every stroke until the finish line.
However, the race for 2nd was on, and each of the 5 remaining crews had a look in. Lightweights Anthony Edwards and Sam Beltz had upset their heavyweight counterparts & grabbed a spot in the final, and it appeared they would go one better, when they drew into 3rd spot at the 1500m mark, a canvas off 2nd.
Having narrowly been in 5th & 6th all race, the big engines of Brodie Buckland & James Marburg, and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg & Nick Purnell repsecitvely, went into overdrive, as they began hauling in the field.
With 300m to go, there was half a length separating the 5 crews, and the result was too close to immediately call.
Eventually it was made known that Bryn & Tom had taken silver, 0.04 over Brodie & Marburg, with Cam & Nick in 4th, the lighties in 5th and unbelievably Will & Chapo 6th.
In the open men's coxless four final, the three elite crews quickly got away from the field. Within the first 500m, the spectating peloton heard loud calls from the Mercantile crew containing Drew Ginn & Josh Dunkley-Smith, and it later turned out their steering was malfunctioning. This determined the character of the race. The crew started to veer towards the centre crew of Bryn, Brodie, Francis Hegerty & James Chapman, who to avoid a clash of blades veered further to stroke towards the leading World Champion lightweight mens four crew. The umpires became more and more agitated, as their calls for crews to straighten up or stop rowing were ignored.
In the last 500m, the heavyweight crews began gaining ground on the lighties, and some thought looked like catching them. However, Bryn's crew in the centre collided with the stern of the leading lighty crew, pushing that boat around in front of the two heavyweight crews and brining the race to a stand still.
The lighty crew disentangled themselves and rowed first to the finish line.
In the aftermath, the Mercantile crew were disqualified for steering infringements, Bryn's crew were disqualified for not notifying the judges of a name change, and the 4th placed crew were awarded the silver medal.
For full AUBC results, read below:
WOMEN's RACES
SG1x: In this huge event, Narelle Badenoch won her heat, came 3rd in the semi & then won her B final
U19W1x: Young gun Narelle Badenoch came 2nd in her heat & repecharge, 3rd in the semi & then won her B final.
U19W2x: Combining with Bri Thomas (TRC), Narelle Badenoch came 2nd in their heat, 3rd in the semi & then 5th in the final
U19W4x: Narelle Badenoch's composite crew came 5th in their heat, 4th in the repecharge & were eliminated.
U23W2-: Peta White with Meaghan Volker (TAS) came 2nd in their heat, 3rd in the semi then 4th in the final by 9seconds
U23W8+: Peta White, in an all-star composite crew with Olympia Aldersey & others, win their heat & then took GOLD in the final by 1second
OW2x: Renee Chatterton in a crew with Emma McCarthy (QLD) won her heat, then took SILVER in the final by 1second.
OW2-: Renee Chatterton in a crew with Emma McCarthy (QLD) came 2nd in her heat, then came 4th in the final
MEN's RACES
U19M1x: In this heavily entered event, Shaun Hay came 3rd in his heat, won his repecharge, came 4th in hir semi & then 4th in his B final.
U19M1x: Blaik Wilmot was less fortunate, coming 5th in his heat, 2nd in his repecharge, 6th in his semi & was eliminated
U19M2x: Together, Shaun Hay & Blaik Wilmot came 4th in their heat, 5th in their rep & were eliminated
U23M1x: Lachie Ward came 5th in his heat, 5th in his repecharge & was eliminated
U23M4-: Patrick Ey, Freddy Smyth, Lachie Ward and Hugo Burgin came 4th in their heat, 5th in their repecharge & were eliminated
U23M4+: Richard Parletta, Tom Cocks, Andrew Thompson, Jed Nicolle and cox Zandra McGee came 5th in their heat, and 6th in their final, yet still 10seconds ahead of the ARC composite crew
U23M4+: James Virgin's composite crew came 7th in both his heat & final
U23M8+: Patrick Ey, Thomas Cocks, Richard Parletta, Jed Nicolle, Andrew Thompson, Freddy Smyth, Lachlan Ward, Hugo Burgin & cox Zandra McGee showed great technical improvement & determination. They placed 6th in their heat & 7th in the final
OM1x: Chris 'Walker' Morgan won his heat & semi-final, and led more most of the final before being overtaken by David Crawshay, and so taking SILVER by 1second.
OM4x: Chris Morgan, James McRae (MBRC) & the rest of the World Champion crew won their heat & took GOLD in the final with ease by over 20seconds
OM4+: Matthew Bolt, Michael Shannon, Alister Walsh, Ned Kinnear and cox Min Eaton came 2nd by 4seconds in their straight final
OCM4-: Patrick Maddern, Ned Kinnear, Michael Shannon & Alister Walsh won their heat and took GOLD in the final
LIGHTY RACES
U23ML1x: evergreen Kai Ward won his heat, came 2nd in the semi and then took BRONZE in the final, only 2seconds off the winner
U23ML2x: Kai Ward with Adrian Miegel (MBRC) came 2nd in their heat, then took BRONZE in the final
OMLw4x: Kai Ward's SA composite crew won their heat, then took SILVER in the final by 5seconds
INTERSTATE RACES
ISW1x: Renee Chatterton flew the flag & came 6th behind 5 Olympians
ISM1x: In a completely different sort of race to the OM1x, several athletes did the fly & die, with none of the podium placers being in the top 3 in the first 1000m. Chris Morgan again took SILVER behind David Crawshay.
ISWY8+: In a close stoush with Tasmania, SA prevailed, with Narelle Badenoch et al placing 5th.
ISMY8+: Lachie Ward & James Virgin's crew were less fortunate, placing 6th.
ISM8+: Chris Morgan, Ned Kinnear, Matt Bolt & crew came 3rd, repeating the NSW-VIC-SA podium for the 3rd year in a row

 

Again, the men's pair field was an all star affair, with London-bound athletes Matt Ryan, Sam Loch & Fergus Pragnell in the B final. SA's Bryn Coudraye with Merc's Tom Swann were leading off the start, with Will Lockwood & James Chapman just ahead at the 500m mark. Young horse Josh Dunkley-Smith & the perennial Drew Ginn began to show their staying power, and edged into the lead for the 1000m mark. While others tired, they refused to slow down, and marched further ahead every stroke until the finish line.
However, the race for 2nd was on, and each of the 5 remaining crews had a look in. Lightweights Anthony Edwards and Sam Beltz had upset their heavyweight counterparts & grabbed a spot in the final, and it appeared they would go one better, when they drew into 3rd spot at the 1500m mark, a canvas off 2nd.
Having narrowly been in 5th & 6th all race, the big engines of Brodie Buckland & James Marburg, and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg & Nick Purnell repsecitvely, went into overdrive, as they began hauling in the field.
With 300m to go, there was half a length separating the 5 crews, and the result was too close to immediately call.
Eventually it was made known that Bryn & Tom had taken silver, 0.04 over Brodie & Marburg, with Cam & Nick in 4th, the lighties in 5th and unbelievably Will & Chapo 6th.

In the open men's coxless four final, the three elite crews quickly got away from the field. Within the first 500m, the spectating peloton heard loud calls from the Mercantile crew containing Drew Ginn & Josh Dunkley-Smith, and it later turned out their steering was malfunctioning. This determined the character of the race. The crew started to veer towards the centre crew of Bryn, Brodie, Francis Hegerty & James Chapman, who to avoid a clash of blades veered further to stroke towards the leading World Champion lightweight mens four crew. The umpires became more and more agitated, as their calls for crews to straighten up or stop rowing were ignored.
In the last 500m, the heavyweight crews began gaining ground on the lighties, and some thought looked like catching them. However, Bryn's crew in the centre collided with the stern of the leading lighty crew, pushing that boat around in front of the two heavyweight crews and brining the race to a stand still.
The lighty crew disentangled themselves and rowed first to the finish line.
In the aftermath, the Mercantile crew were disqualified for steering infringements, Bryn's crew were disqualified for not notifying the judges of a name change, and the 4th placed crew were awarded the silver medal.

For full AUBC results, read below:


WOMEN's RACES

SG1x: In this huge event, Narelle Badenoch won her heat, came 3rd in the semi & then won her B final

U19W1x: Young gun Narelle Badenoch came 2nd in her heat & repecharge, 3rd in the semi & then won her B final.

U19W2x: Combining with Bri Thomas (TRC), Narelle Badenoch came 2nd in their heat, 3rd in the semi & then 5th in the final.

U19W4x: Narelle Badenoch's composite crew came 5th in their heat, 4th in the repecharge & were eliminated.

U23W2-: Peta White with Meaghan Volker (TAS) came 2nd in their heat, 3rd in the semi then 4th in the final by 9seconds.

U23W8+: Peta White, in an all-star composite crew with Olympia Aldersey & others, win their heat & then took GOLD in the final by 1second

OW2x: Renee Chatterton in a crew with Emma McCarthy (QLD) won her heat, then took SILVER in the final by 1second.

OW2-: Renee Chatterton in a crew with Emma McCarthy (QLD) came 2nd in her heat, then came 4th in the final



MEN's RACES

SB1x: Amongst a field of 30 entries, Shaun Hay came 2nd in his heat, 2nd in his semi-final and grabbed an impressive BRONZE in the final.

U19M1x: In this heavily entered event, Shaun Hay came 3rd in his heat, won his repecharge, came 4th in hir semi & then 4th in his B final.

U19M1x: Blaik Wilmot was less fortunate, coming 5th in his heat, 2nd in his repecharge, 6th in his semi & was eliminated.

U19M2x: Together, Shaun Hay & Blaik Wilmot came 4th in their heat, 5th in their rep & were eliminated.

U23M1x: Lachie Ward came 5th in his heat, 5th in his repecharge & was eliminated.

U23M4-: Patrick Ey, Freddy Smyth, Lachie Ward and Hugo Burgin came 4th in their heat, 5th in their repecharge & were eliminated.

U23M4+: Richard Parletta, Tom Cocks, Andrew Thompson, Jed Nicolle and cox Zandra McGee came 5th in their heat, and 6th in their final, yet still 10seconds ahead of the ARC composite crew.

U23M4+: James Virgin's composite crew came 7th in both his heat & final.

U23M8+: Patrick Ey, Thomas Cocks, Richard Parletta, Jed Nicolle, Andrew Thompson, Freddy Smyth, Lachlan Ward, Hugo Burgin & cox Zandra McGee showed great technical improvement & determination. They placed 6th in their heat & 7th in the final.

OM1x: Chris 'Walker' Morgan won his heat & semi-final, and led more most of the final before being overtaken by David Crawshay, and so taking SILVER by 1second.

OM4x: Chris Morgan, James McRae (MBRC) & the rest of the World Champion crew won their heat & took GOLD in the final with ease by over 20seconds

OM4+: Matthew Bolt, Michael Shannon, Alister Walsh, Ned Kinnear and cox Min Eaton came 2nd by 4seconds in their straight final.

OCM4-: Patrick Maddern, Ned Kinnear, Michael Shannon & Alister Walsh won their heat and took GOLD in the final.



LIGHTY RACES

U23ML1x: evergreen Kai Ward won his heat, came 2nd in the semi and then took BRONZE in the final, only 2seconds off the winner.

U23ML2x: Kai Ward with Adrian Miegel (MBRC) came 2nd in their heat, then took BRONZE in the final.

OMLw4x: Kai Ward's SA composite crew won their heat, then took SILVER in the final by 5seconds


INTERSTATE RACES

ISW1x: Renee Chatterton flew the flag & came 6th behind 5 Olympians.

ISM1x: In a completely different sort of race to the OM1x, several athletes did the fly & die, with none of the podium placers being in the top 3 in the first 1000m. Chris Morgan again took SILVER behind David Crawshay.

ISWY8+: In a close stoush with Tasmania, SA prevailed, with Narelle Badenoch et al placing 5th.

ISMY8+: Lachie Ward & James Virgin's crew were less fortunate, placing 6th.

ISM8+: Chris Morgan, Ned Kinnear, Matt Bolt & crew came 3rd, repeating the NSW-VIC-SA podium for the 3rd year in a row.