CanoeKayak Canada names Sprint World Cup Team

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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name its team to compete at three ICF Canoe Sprint World Cups on the eve of the team’s departure to Europe. The selections were made at the first set of National Team Trials which took place last weekend in Gainesville, Georgia.

“This is a big year and the World Cup Tour is a key part of preparing our team for the competitions to come,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “We’ll have the opportunity to test our systems in a Games setting and compete internationally with a home crowd with Pan Ams this summer and then we’ll move on to World Championships where Olympic qualification will be on the line. This is all part of our strategy leading up to 2016.”

In addition to competing for medals and international ranking, Canadian athletes will also be racing to lock up selection spots for the Pan American Games and World Championships. The Canadian Team will compete at all three ICF World Cups taking place over consecutive weekends starting on May 15.

Several additional athletes have been named to the World Cup Tour team this year to give them further racing opportunities to develop. Athletes names marked below with an *aestrix have been selected in addition to the core World Cup Team as they have met a performance indicator or are a NextGen targeted athlete.

World Cup Tour Route

World Cup 1 • May 15-17 • Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal

World Cup 2 • May 22-24 • Duisburg, Germany

World Cup 3 • May 29-31 • Copenhagen, Denmark

World Cup Tour Nominations

Men’s Kayak 1000

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Adam van Koeverden Oakville, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Angus Mortimer Ottawa, ON Rideau Scott Oldershaw / Wade Farquaharson
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Scott Oldershaw / Chad Brooks
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Scott Oldershaw / Piotr Majewski
Brady Reardon Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Fred Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Philippe Duchesneau Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Scott Oldershaw
Christopher Mehak Toronto, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw


Men’s Kayak 200

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Fred Jobin
Hugues Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Fred Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Fred Jobin
Étienne Morneau Québec, QC Lac Beauport Fred Jobin
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Fred Jobin / Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Alex Scott* Bedford, NS Maskwa Fred Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mark Granger / Mike Kerrivan
Kathleen Carole (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Mark Granger / Peter Martinek
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Luc Grenier
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Mark Granger / Jan Kruk
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Mark Granger / Franck Gomez
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda Mark Granger


Men’s Canoe 1000

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Ben Russell Dartmouth, NS Banook Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Larry Cain / Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Paul Bryant Richmond Hill, ON Burloak Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk / Mike Kerrivan


Men’s Canoe 200

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Jason McCoombs Dartmouth, NS Banook Rob Stott / Jan Kruk
Ben Tardioli Ottawa, ON Rideau Rob Stott
Aaron Rublee* Kamloops, BC Burloak Rob Stott
Maxim Poulin* Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Rob Stott / Luc Grenier


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauaga Rob Stott / Kyle Jeffery


Trials Results

Selection Criteria

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada