Junior Mickey Aylard (Sidney), sophomore Jordan Watson (Victoria), and sophomore Morgan Cathrea (Victoria) represented British Columbia. Aylard and Watson teamed up in the women’s four and helped British Columbia beat out Saskatchewan for the gold. Cathrea also collected gold for BC, winning the women’s eight.
Sophomore Nicole Hare (Calgary) represented Alberta in the women’s single scull, double scull, and quadruple scull. Hare grabbed the gold in the single scull just ahead of Erin Snelgrove of Ontario. She was the only athlete from a province other than BC or Ontario to win a gold medal at the Canada Games. Additionally, she placed second in the quad scull and third in the double scull.
Washington State’s Mollie McCabe also recently competed in Canada. The senior Cougar rowed at the 131st Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for the Brockville Rowing Club in the 2000 meter senior women’s quad. The crew placed fifth with a time of 7:18.98 and defeated the New York Athletic Club that beat BRC in previous heats.
The Cougars will open up their fall season, Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Head of the Pend Oreille in Priest River, Idaho.