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UCC rowers compete in world championship

UCC world championship rowers

UCC’s Harris Sheldon, Daniel Hong and Charlie Walker were part of the Canadian team at the World Rowing Junior Championships.

Charlie Walker and Daniel Hong, who graduated from UCC in May, teamed up with IB2 student Harris Sheldon and Jacob Barker and Adam Donaldson from the Victoria Rowing Club in British Columbia to compete in the 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships.

The Canadian student athletes participated in the junior men’s coxed four category at the event in Trakai, Lithuania from Aug. 7 to 11. They finished third in the B final with a time 6:45.84 to finish ninth overall.

The World Rowing Junior Championships is designed for athletes 18 and younger to prepare for future international success at the under 23 or senior levels.

Hong, the coxswain, is attending Columbia University in New York City this fall. Walker is going to school at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.

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