CKC names Sprint National Teams for U23, Junior Worlds and Olympic Hopes Regatta


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CKC names Sprint National Teams for U23, Junior Worlds and Olympic Hopes Regatta
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OTTAWA, ON (July 6, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to announce the roster of sprint paddlers nominated to compete at the 2022 Junior and U23 World Championships and the Olympic Hopes Regatta.

The Junior and U23 World Championship team includes 12 athletes who were additionally named to the senior team, including U23 World Champion Sophia Jensen. Junior and U23 athletes will be heading to Szeged, Hungary from August 31st to September 4th vying for a coveted place on the podium while competing on the world stage.

“I am so excited to once again be a part of such an amazing group of athletes, congrats to all,” said Jensen. “As a team, let’s enjoy every moment, finish every race with no regrets and have fun in Hungary.”

The Olympic Hopes Regatta will take place only four days later, from September 8th through 11th, in Bratislava, Slovakia featuring Canada’s top U16 and U17 paddlers in an iconic event that showcases the next generation of Olympic talent.

Additional Olympic Hopes Regatta nominations will be made based on the National Championship rankings following that event taking place in Shawinigan, Quebec from August 23rd to 28th.


Below are the nominated teams:


U23 World Championship


Men’s Kayak 

Alex Canning – Banook Canoe Club

Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Ian Gaudet – Banook Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe

Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Tyler Laidlaw – Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club

Matthew O’Neill – Rideau Canoe Club


Women’s Kayak  

Maren Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Riley Melanson – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sarah Nagy – Richmond Hill Canoe Club

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka  – Rideau Canoe Club


Women’s Canoe 

Jacy Grant – Cheema Aquatic Club

Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club

Sloan Mackenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sophia Jensen – Cascades


Junior (U18) World Championship 


Men’s Kayak 

Alex Erith-Ellwood – Senobe Aquatic Club

Carson Corey – Burloak Canoe Club

Eli Nowlan – Senobe Aquatic Club

Jérémy Lantz – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières


Men’s Canoe

Austin Pigeon – South Niagara Canoe Club

Peter Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Viktor Hardy – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Zachary Kralik – Mississauga Canoe Club


Women’s Kayak  

 Alina Tverie – Lachine Canoe Club

Charlotte Brais – Lachine Canoe Club

Eva Looper – Burloak Canoe Club

Florence Hamel – Lachine Canoe Club


Women’s Canoe 

 Elizabeth Desrosiers-McArthur – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Janina Winnicki – Rideau Canoe Club

Mila Souilliere  – Rideau Canoe Club

Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club

Zoe Wojtyk – Rideau Canoe Club


Olympic Hopes Regatta 


Men’s Kayak 


Carson Corey – Burloak Canoe Club

Thomas Beauregard  – Rideau Canoe Club



Adam Jonsson – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Carter Naugler – Cheema Aquatic Club


Men’s Canoe 


Nicholas Shirokov – Mississauga Canoe Club

Nikita Ciudin – Calgary Canoe Club



Alexander MacNeil – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Grayson Schrotter – Mississauga Canoe Club


Women’s Kayak


Alina Tverie – Lachine Canoe Club

Brianna Smith – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Ivy Murphy – Banook Canoe Club



Callie Loch – Rideau Canoe Club

Florence Hamel – Lachine Canoe Club


Women’s  Canoe


Julia Price – Rideau Canoe Club

Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club


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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that 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.




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Colleen Coderre
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