Black Singlets win Gold    

'Silver Medal for the NZL Junior Women’s Quad' by Event Media
There is no better sight than nine black singlets, in full flight, winning gold.

For it to occur on one of the world’s most historic regatta courses and on the first rung of the International Rowing 'pathway' ladder, confirms what the 'jungle drums' have been beating over of the last three years; that New Zealand is rapidly returning to the 'feared' status it commanded during the 1970s and 1980s.

More importantly, a pool of talented NZ coaches are beginning to make their mark on the international stage following in the footsteps of the legendary Rusty Robertson , Harry Mahon and Richard Tonks. Today, Brett Crowe (Waikato) and Dave Hill (Canterbury) signaled their capabilities as future elite coaches by producing medal winning crews on the world stage.

Crowe and Hill join NZ under 23 coaches, Mark Stallard (Marlborough), Calvin Ferguson (Wanganui) and Wayne Maher (Karapiro) as 2006 World Championship medalist coaches.

Junior Men’s Eight (JM8+)

As they did in their semi final, Germany bounced away from the start pontoons at a blistering pace. But the young New Zealand crew remained unfazed. The Brett Crowe coached New Zealand eight held their composure. David Eade, a Mike Stanley replica, stroked his crew along at a steady rate of 38 strokes a minute through the middle 1000m to slide past the Germans by a canvas. With 500m to go, a magnificent New Zealand eight 'stepped on the gas' to jump immediately to a half boat length lead over Germany and Italy. At the line the Kiwis were rating 42 strokes per minute, much to the excitement of a large gallery of New Zealanders (and Australians!) who traveled the distance to watch a magnificent gold medal victory.

Take a bow David Eade (Auckland), Jared Pehi and Josiah Lester (Hamilton Boy’s High School), Sam O’Connor (Canaviron), Tyler Sherman (Wanganui High School), Michael Arms (Auckland Grammar), Ben Lynton, James O’Connor and coxswain Robert Salveson (Christ College).

The makings of a New Zealand Men’s Eight for London 2012 was born today in Amsterdam!

Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls (JW4x)

Anna Stantial (Cullinane), Laura Fischer (Rotorua Lakes), Genevieve Armstrong (Mt Maunganui College) and Kate Reymer (Sacred Heart College) arrived at the famous Bosbaan course today knowing that only Germany lay in their way to picking up the gold medal. Germany has been in charge of this event for many years now and so it proved again today as the dominance of the German Federation continued. The superpower of world rowing had already had their national anthem played on three occasions out of the eight medal ceremonies that preceded their women’s quadruple sculls race.

But the courageous New Zealand girls stuck to their task and never faulted as they positioned themselves onto the stern of the powerful German quad through the first 1000m.

It was a matter of adhering to coach Dave Hill’s pre race instructions to remain 'calm and patient'. And that they did as they pushed at the 1500m mark to hold off the fast finishing Austrians to win the silver medal, 1 ½ lengths adrift of favorites Germany.

Junior Women’s Four (JW4-)

A slow start proved to be the undoing of the New Zealand Women’s four of Rachel Arbuckle (Hamilton RC), Georgie Baker (Wanganui Collegiate), Jessica Loe (St Margaret’s College) and Harriet Austin (Wanganui Collegiate) as Germany , Italy, Great Britain and Belarus powered out to put clear water between New Zealand and Australia.

The Dave Thompson coached New Zealanders regrouped and matched the splits of the leading pack, but the pace was fast and furious. The Kiwi girls can take comfort from the fact they left nothing to spare on the Bosbaan regatta course here today.



Result  World Cup World Rowing Junior 2006, Amsterdam - Race 142: JM8+  Final A
Rank Boat 500 m 1000 m 1500 m Finish Lane
1 NZL 1:23.72  (2) 2:50.85  (2) 4:18.26  (1) 5:43.50 4
James O'CONNOR, Michael ARMS, Tyler SHERMAN, Ben LYNTON, Sam O'CONNOR, Josiah LESTER, Jared PEHI, David EADE, Robert SALVESON
2 GER 1:23.47  (1) 2:50.51  (1) 4:18.59  (2) 5:45.25 3
Maximilian MUNSKI, Carsten MATZAT, Maximilian REINELT, Ruben ANEMUELER, Marvin BUDER, Eric JOHANNESEN, Nils MENKE, Michael FISCHER, Ben-Jack DRESE
3 ITA 1:25.15  (5) 2:52.72  (3) 4:20.83  (3) 5:46.25 1
Matteo RAMPIONI, Pasquale STRAZZULLO, Giovanni LUONGO, Anielo Dimitri MALVENTI, Matteo GRAGNANIELLO, Fabio INFIMO, Luca DE MARIA, Adriano SEGHETTI, Leonardo BELLUCCI
4 GBR 1:25.57  (6) 2:53.75  (5) 4:23.02  (5) 5:49.25 6
William GRAY, Karl HUDSPITH, Ryan BUCKE, George NASH, Charles BRERETON, Frederick HAY, William ORCHARD, Nicholas FEARNHEAD, William PLUMMER
5 USA 1:24.42  (3) 2:53.15  (4) 4:22.69  (4) 5:52.21 2
Vincent BERRY, Luke SPIELFOGEL, Thomas KICINSKI, Christopher COURTIN, Michael LOMBARDI, Carl THUNMAN, John LINDEMAN, Nicholas LUCEY, Zachary VLAHOS
6 ROM 1:24.68  (4) 2:54.15  (6) 4:24.69  (6) 5:56.64 5
Florin PUSCASU, Ionut BRADATAN, Costel iulian ARBA, Iulian BUMBAC, Cristian MINEA, Ciprian Andrej FOCARIU, Ioan MIHAILA, Aurelian STOICA, Aurelian PETRE
Key to terms: DNA=Data Not Available DNF=Did Not Finish DNS=Did Not Start DSQ=Disqualified EXC=Excluded BUW=Boat Under Weight

Result  World Cup World Rowing Junior 2006, Amsterdam - Race 139: JW4x  Final A
Rank Boat 500 m 1000 m 1500 m Finish Lane
1 GER 1:35.71  (2) 3:16.46  (1) 4:58.04  (1) 6:39.92 4
Mandy REPPNER, Annika MUELLER, Julia KROEGER, Tina MANKER
2 NZL 1:36.85  (4) 3:19.58  (2) 5:01.82  (2) 6:44.33 3
Kate REYMER, Genevieve ARMSTRONG, Laura FISCHER, Anna STANTIAL
3 AUT 1:34.85  (1) 3:19.79  (3) 5:06.44  (4) 6:48.09 6
Birgit PUEHRINGER, Agnes SPERRER, Katharina LOBNIG, mAGDALENA LOBNIG
4 GRE 1:37.16  (5) 3:20.63  (4) 5:05.89  (3) 6:48.39 1
Pashalina KARAMITILIOU, Triantafilia KALAMPOKA, Evropi KONSTANTINIDOU, Christina GIAZITZIDOU
5 BLR 1:36.58  (3) 3:22.29  (5) 5:08.78  (6) 6:51.87 5
Hanna BANDAREVICH, Natallia ALLIATSINA, Volha BUSHKOVA, Viktoryia CHEPIKAVA
6 FRA 1:37.43  (6) 3:22.70  (6) 5:07.43  (5) 6:53.04 2
Helene HENRION, Charlotte GAUTHEROT, Anais COLLET, Pauline CHARLES
Key to terms: DNA=Data Not Available DNF=Did Not Finish DNS=Did Not Start DSQ=Disqualified EXC=Excluded BUW=Boat Under Weight

Result  World Cup World Rowing Junior 2006, Amsterdam - Race 130: JW4-  Final A
Rank Boat 500 m 1000 m 1500 m Finish Lane
1 GER 1:40.72  (1) 3:29.16  (1) 5:21.06  (1) 7:08.83 6
Navina PASSMANN, Marie STROHMAYER, Hannelore TRAFNIK, Johanna DAVIDS
2 ITA 1:41.92  (3) 3:31.97  (2) 5:22.92  (2) 7:11.23 5
Marta NOVELLI, Cristina ROMITI, Gioia SACCO, Camilla ESPANA
3 GBR 1:41.43  (2) 3:32.94  (3) 5:27.41  (3) 7:16.76 4
Lottie HOWARD-MERRILL, Maria LARSEN, Emma YOUNG, zOE JOHNSON
4 AUS 1:45.93  (6) 3:36.80  (6) 5:30.45  (4) 7:18.14 1
Brittany MANN, Georgia BAKER, Morag MCCALLUM, Emily ROSE
5 NZL 1:44.70  (5) 3:35.95  (5) 5:30.80  (5) 7:21.38 2
Rachel ARBUCKLE, Georgie BAKER, Jessica LOE, Harriet AUSTIN
6 BLR 1:42.64  (4) 3:34.65  (4) 5:31.36  (6) 7:23.20 3
Hanna KAZLOVA, Maryna MASLAVA, Maryia DUBIK, Natallia KOSHAL
Key to terms: DNA=Data Not Available DNF=Did Not Finish DNS=Did Not Start DSQ=Disqualified EXC=Excluded BUW=Boat Under Weight

By Melissa Bray,


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