Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Team named

Posted By: admin@canoekayak.ca

OTTAWA, ON (May 31, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its team to compete at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland from July 13 to 17. The selections are based on results of team trials that took place in Kananaskis, AB this past weekend. Notable performances at the trials included Liam Smedley in U23 Men’s C1, Lois Betteridge in both the U23 Women’s C1 and K1, Florence Maheu in U23 Women’s C1 and Keenan Simpson in Junior Men’s K1.

Some members of the U23 Team will also compete at World Cups 4 and 5 taking place in Europe in September. This opportunity will allow the next generation of podium potential athletes to gain international race experience at the senior level.

U23 Team

U23 Men’s K1

  1. Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB)
  3. Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB)

U23 Women’s K1

  1. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)
  2. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)
  3. Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

U23 Men’s C1

  1. Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
  2. Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)
  3. Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s C1                     

  1. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Willa Mason (Chelsea, QC)


Junior Team

Junior Men’s K1                                  

  1. Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON)
  3. Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB)

Junior Women’s K1                 

  1. Hannah Penner (Lundbreck, AB)
  2. Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)
  3. Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB)

Junior Men’s C1

  1. Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Pelly Vincnent-Braun (Whitehorse, YT)

Junior Women’s C1

  1. Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)


About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.


For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada