VCRC earns 10 medals at World Indoor Rowing Championship on Saturday.
February 7, 2018

Elk Lake, BC – The Victoria City Rowing Club is proud to announce athletes from the club earned medals in 10 separate events at the University of Victoria’s Monster Erg this past Saturday.


The club earned four first-place finishes, four-second place showings, and two third-place entry. In total, seven club members were awarded medals in the Master's category, including the fastest overall time in the Mixed Masters Relay. Carl Schoch, who earned first place in the Masters Men C+ event, also qualified for the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, MA.


Meanwhile, six athletes had podium finishes in the Junior category that included a pair of first-place showings. Steven Payne was the lone Senior rower with a top-three finish and earned first place.


Full Results


Masters Men C+: Carl Schoch – First place.


Senior A Men: Steven Payne – First place.


Junior U17 Women: Simone Caruso – First place.


Junior U15 Men Double: Ellington Peacock and Luka Jansen van Rensburg – Tied for first place.


Mixed Masters Four Relay: Second place on age-adjusted time, fastest crew overall.


Junior U19 Women: Danae McCulloch – Second place.


Junior U19 Men Lightweight: Braeden Copeman – Second place.


Junior U17 Men: Peter Ochs – Second place.


Masters Women C+: Fiona Anderson – Third place.


Masters Men A: Justin Hume – Third place


The Monster Erg saw rowers compete in over 33 separate events, which ranged from Junior Novice to Masters for both male and female athletes. The competition also served as a qualifier for the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships later this month.


The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven rowing club operating out of the Victoria Rowing Society (VRS) boathouse on Elk Lake in Victoria, BC. We offer introductory, recreational, and competitive rowing programs for athletes of all ages (12-80+ years) and skill levels. For more information regarding programs or the VCRC, please visit



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