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Varsity Crew · Lowell Crew in Canada – 34th Annual Doug and Sam Wells Western Ontario Secondary School Regatta

The Lowell Crew Club became one of the very select few Lowell teams to compete internationally this past weekend when they competed in Canada at the 34th Annual Doug and Sam Wells Western Ontario Secondary School Regatta hosted by the London Rowing Society.

Lowell Wrestling frequented Canada during the 80’s, but since then very few Lowell teams have competed against teams from Canada. They competed on Saturday at Lake Fanshawe, in the Fanshawe Conservation Area in London (ON), Canada.

The Crew team boarded the bus at 1:30am on Saturday and didn’t get home until 10:30pm. They had a lot of fun though! There were 28 teams at the Regatta, most from Canada. There were several Michigan teams there as well including Gibraltar Carlson, Lowell, Dearborn Crestwood, Riverview, Roosevelt, Trenton, and Grosse Ile. The team also got a new banner for the regatta, which was very exciting.

The team had a great year. Visit for more summaries from this year. The team competed in eight events and finished as such.


The Men’s Junior 4 Boat – Logan Riffle, Brady Chambers, Mitchell McMillian, Aaron Fritsma (Coxswain: Sydney Riffle)

The Men’s Junior 4 placed 4th in their heat beating the team from Trenton and Grosse Ile (scratched) with a time of 8:44.551

Lowell did not compete in the 8-man (pictured here) on Saturday, but this is a picture of the 8-man boat from their regatta in Grand Rapids.


The Men’s Senior 2 Boat – Devon Siciliano, Logan VanderMeulen and Nate Hawkins, Noah Hawkins

The boys placed 5th in their heat beating the team from Dearborn Crestwood (MI).

Note: Logan will be competing in the Addix Football All Star game next week Friday at 7pm at Davenport University along with teammate Hayden Barry.

Devon and Logan had a time of 9:22.578

In the second heat, Nate and Noah Hawkins finished 5th in their heat as well, also beating the team from Dearborn Crestwood with a time of 9:03.129


The Men’s Senior Single Boat – Steven Tripp

Steven had a time of 10:35.699. Steven is one of our Crew seniors.


Women’s Senior Four Boat – Hailey Boggs, Emily Brown, Olivia Kamradt, Abigail Davis

The Lady Arrows placed 5th in their heat with a time of 9:49.450. It was a very close race between all of the schools competing.


Women’s Senior Singles – Sydney Riffle

Sydney had a time 11:47.367 for Lowell Crew in her heat.

Men’s Junior Two Boat – Mitchell McMillian and Aaron Fritsma

Mitchell and Aaron placed 3rd in their heat with a time of 8:39.504. This qualified them for the finals after beating out the team from St. Thomas Aquinas! In the finals, they had a very close time to the time in their heat, finishing with a time of 8:41.625 in the finals, and a time of 8:39.504 in their heat. In the finals they beat the team from Saint Paul and finished in 5th.


Women’s Senior Two Boat – Emily Brown and Hailey Boggs

The two Lady Arrows finished 5th in the finals of the Woman’s Senior Two Boat with a time of 10:43.356. There were no heats for this race.

2017 Crew Social Media Graphics

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