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Buffalo Regatta

Posted on February 19, 2013

TuksRowing took the largest group in the club's history to the 2013 Buffalo Regatta with 17 men and 8 ladies all eager and ready to compete.

The club arrived in East London on Thursday the 14th of February and heats and finals all took place on Saturday the 16th.

The following Tuks rowers attended:

 

Men
James Thompson
Shaun Keeling
David Hunt
James Brittain
Lloyd Bemelman
Mike Voerman
John Smith
Scott Donaldson
Katlego Sotsaka
Devon Miller
Stuart Chamberlain
Dan Colpo
Jake Green
Jason Hunter
Declan Williams
Gareth Maybery
Arnold Mathapa

Ladies
Lee-Ann Persse
Naydene Smith
Claudia Hazelwood
Leighann Norton
Krizia Giammartini
Imogen Mackie
Amy Johnson
Kate Johnstone




The results were as follows:


Event

Crew Members

Result

Comments

MA 2X

Miller & Sotsaka

4th

 

MB 2-

Smith & Persse

2nd

The South African Olympic Heavyweight women's pair competed in the Men's event, placing 2nd to the UCT crew.

Green & Chamberlain

4th

MA 2-

Keeling & Hunt

1st

 

Voerman & Smith

2nd

 

Donaldson & Thompson

3rd

 

Maybery & Brittain

5th

 

MA 1X

Bemelman

1st

The MA1X is a prestigious event, better known as the Silver Sculls event. Lloyd Bemelman finished in a strong first position up against several other crews, with a good lead on his competitors right to the finish.

Keeling

2nd

Hunt

3rd

MA4+

Hunter (cox), Green, Chamberlain, Sotsaka, Colpo

1st

This crew raced together for the first time at this regatta, placing first with a tight race to the end against the Old Edwardians Rowing Club.

WA 2X

Johnstone & Hazelwood

2nd

 

MA 4-

Donaldson, Smith, Voerman, Thompson

1st

 

 

Brittain, J., Maybery, Williams & Miller

3rd

 

WA 1X

Johnstone

3rd

It was exciting to see so many of the TuksRowing women make it through to the A final at the Buffalo Regatta!

Hazelwood

5th

Norton

6th

WB 1X

Giammartini

2nd

An exciting race to the end, where Krizia put up a good fight

MA 8+

Keeling, Smith, Bemelman, Thompson, Green, Sotsaka, Mathapa, Colpo & Hunter (cox)

1st

A tight race between the two TuksRowing crews on the Buffalo River, it was incredible to have two full men's eights racing. The second placed crew had the privilege of being coxed by the mighty rowing voice, Sean Kerr.

Donaldson, Miller, Voerman, Hunt, Maybery, Chamberlain, Williams, Brittain, J. & Kerr (cox)

2nd


 

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