Sunday 19 February 2017

Ivanhoe’s Kayakers Sweep Aussie Team Selections

Over the last few months many Ivanhoe paddlers have been seeking selection to Australian Canoeing teams competing overseas in 2017. Over the weekend in Penrith these teams were finalised and it is with great pride that our community can now celebrate the following personal achievements. The Slalom Team Selections are as follows:

Australian Junior Wildwater Team
,, James O’Donoghue-Hayes
,, Sam Nightingale
,, Madi Wilson
,, Lachlan Bassett

Junior Team
,, Lachlan Bassett C1
,, Cameron McLoughlan K1, C1
,, U23 and Senior Men’s Team
,, Tristan Carter

These students and their families have put in significant effort for many years to achieve results that put them at the top of their sport. Of note is Tristan Carter’s selection to the senior men’s group along with Old Grammarian Jaxon Merritt. That makes four paddlers with an Ivanhoe connection in Australian Slalom team, a commendation to the support the School provides.

Lachie has now made his fourth Australian team and Cameron’s selection to two events the C1 and K1 are remarkable achievements. The School wishes them well as they head overseas in June/July and thanks them for the inspiration they provide for the juniors planning their own kayaking futures.