During reading week, the Brock Badgers hosted the annual Thanksgiving weekend Brock Invitational regatta.
It was a successful weekend for the Badgers at the Henley Island course; the women’s lightweight pair (Andrea Jansen and Olivia Jose) captured gold for Brock, while the women’s lightweight group (Jennifer Beudette, Erin Corkey, Alicia Piazza, Carly Zanatta, coxed by Brooke Kew) narrowly missed gold by less than half a second, falling to the Western Mustangs.
Jordan Isnor came in second place behind Western in the Women’s Lightweight Single.
Beudette and Zanatta earned themselves another silver, coming in second in the Light Women’s double event.
Erin Broski and Bronnie Reynolds were runner-ups in the open women’s double, with Queen’s taking home gold.
The Women’s Lightweight eight (Corkey, Catorina Cormier, Madeline Hingston, Isnor, Jansen, Jose, Piazza, Serena Weaver and Kew as coxswain) were another Brock team to finish in second, losing to Western.
The Women’s Open eight consisting of Anna Maloney, Amanda Martin, Isabella Mazzarolo, Brianna Spanics, Sabrina Tigwell, Shannon Van Baalen, Shayna VanBeilen, Jenna Veerman and coxswain Sophia Buzzell earned silver as the Mustangs were golden.
The Badgers placed second and third in the Open Women’s four event, as the team sent out two boats. Maloney, Martin, Spanics, Van Baalen and Buzzell as coxie earned second place, while Mazzarolo, Tigwell, VanBeilen, Veerman, coxed by Magtha McCormack.
The Women’s Open 2-minus (Maloney and Van Baalen) placed third, trailing the runner-up Queen’s Gaels and winning Western Mustangs.
The Women’s Novice 4-plus also finished in third, they trailed the McMaster Marauders in second place and the Guelph Gryphons in first.
On the men’s side, Thomas Markewich came out as the champ in the Men’s Lightweight single.
Jacob Giesbrecht and Kevin Keith took home gold for Brock in the Men’s Lightweight pair event.
The Men’s Lightweight eight (Giesbrecht, Stephen Harris, Cameron Hickman, Keith, Markewich, Jacob Martens, Noah Van Helvert, Owen Volker and coxswain Raymond Wong) also emerged as champions beating out the runner-up Carleton Ravens and third place Western Mustangs.
Markewich and Harris would claim another medal, earning silver in the Men’s Lightweight double.
Oskars Rugelis and Sam Stewart clinched second place for in the men’s open double for the Badgers.
The Men’s Open four (Brandon Andrews, David Campbell, Erik Hohnstein, Stewart and coxswain Riley Pizek) also finished second place.
The Men’s Lightweight four (Hickman, Martens, Van Helvert, Volker and coxswain Liam Bull) claimed yet another second place finish for the Badgers.
The Men’s Open eight (Andrews, Daniel Brophy, Campbell, Josh Chiarot, Michael Ciepiela, Ben Hershe, Hohnstein, Francis Shein and Pizek as coxswain) earned the men’s team their fifth second place finish of the day.
The Badgers will return to Henley Island from October 25-26 for the OUA Championships.