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.
|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|
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.
On behalf of the Paddle Victoria Marathon committee