2020 Victorian Canoe Marathon Team

The following paddlers have been selected to the 2020 Victorian Canoe Marathon Team to represent Victoria at the 2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Championships (aka “Nationals”) to be held in Geelong in April.

Paddler Club Singles Doubles
Aidan Han Fairfield K1 M U16 K2 M U16
Alex Brunacci Geelong TC2 X Open
Andrea Szkibik PLCC K1/Rec W V55-64 K2 X V55-64
Callan Baker Fairfield K1 M U16
Ebony Merlo Bendigo K1 W U16
Emma Murray INCC Yarra K1 W U16
Gabby Walker INCC Yarra K2 W U18
Hamish Young INCC Yarra K1 M U23 K2 M Open
Hannah Scott INCC Yarra K1 W U23 K2 W Open
Isaac Johnson INCC Yarra K1 M U23 K2 M Open
Jo Davis Footscray C1 W V35+ TC2 W Open
Karen Merlo Bendigo TC2 W Open
Kate Leverett Barwon Heads K1 W Open K2 W Open
Maddie Lamb Barwon Heads K2 W Open
Mick Leverett Barwon Heads K1 M Open
Monique Wescott INCC Yarra K2 W U18
Nathan Jones Fairfield K1 M U18 K2 M U18
Neil Tattersall PLCC K2 X V55-64
Rachel de Kretser INCC Yarra K1 W U23
Rebecca Mann Goldfields K1 W Open K2 W Open
Rowan Doyle Fairfield C2/UC2 M Open
Russell Wood Mitta Mitta K1 M V35 K2 M V35
Sher-Wen Chan INCC Yarra TK1 W U16
Sophie Ward INCC Yarra TK2 W U16
Stephen Routley Fairfield C1/UC1 M V35+ C2/UC2 M Open
Tayla Rigo INCC Yarra TK2 W U16
Thomas Creed Goldfields TC1 M U16
Thomas Ladson Fairfield K2 M U16
Tony Bond Echuca Moama C1 M V65 C2/UC2 M Open
Total 19 22

Victorian team manager: Peter Jones

Selection was based on the paddlers’ performance at the 2020 Victorian Canoe Marathon Championships held in Geelong on 29th February and 1st March, according to the Paddle Victoria Marathon Team Selection Policy (available on the Paddle Victoria website).  Paddlers were selected for double events on an individual basis (hence a paddler may qualify for team selection for doubles even if their partner did not qualify).

A number of other paddlers paddled very well at the Victorian Championships but either did not seek selection or had not qualified by paddling in sufficient Victorian races over the past year.

We wish all paddlers, regardless of their selection to the team or not, the very best at Nationals.

We encourage all paddlers attending Nationals to place their paddling uniform and team wear orders by 5 pm Monday, 9th March in order to receive their gear in time for the event.  Orders can be placed via the PV Marathon on-line shop at: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=34025

Paddlers on their first selection to the Victorian Marathon Team will be presented with an individually numbered PV Marathon paddling cap at the team meeting at Nationals.  Paddlers who have previously been presented with a marathon team cap are asked to wear their cap at Nationals.

John Young
On behalf of the Paddle Victoria Marathon committee