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2018 Interstate Championships

Sydney International Rowing Centre, NSW

2018 program cover

Programme Cover


Results sheet for the Interstate Regatta and other events conducted on Day 7 of the Australian Championships in pdf format are available on this link.

The full regatta program can be found through this link.

Rowing Australia Cup

New South Wales won the Rowing Australia Cup for the most successful State at the Interstate Championships.

Presentation of the Rowing Australia Cup to NSW, or perhaps, maintaining calmness and decorum whilst everything around you is mayhem?


Rowing Australia reported on their website on 25th March 2018 as follows:

New South Wales and Victoria have defended their King’s Cup and Queen’s Cup titles on a thrilling final day of the 2018 Aon Sydney International Rowing Regatta.

It was a tight start to the King’s Cup with nothing splitting New South Wales and Victoria in the first 500 metres of the race. The Victorian crew were on the hunt for a win, but it was New South Wales that opened up nearly a boat length’s lead by the halfway point. The crew, which featured seven Australian Rowing Team members, proved too strong and powered away to win in a time of five minutes 33 seconds, resulting in Victoria claiming silver for the second straight year. Western Australia rounded out the medals to claim bronze.

New South Wales’ Robert Black, recently selected into Australia’s Men’s Eight for the World Rowing Cups, said that although the race didn’t start smoothly, the team knew what they had to do.

“We caught a crab in the first minute but managed to recover and settle ourselves back into it. We knew the Victorians were going to be strong, but we managed to hold it out to the finish line and I feel absolutely over the moon,” said Black after being presented the King’s Cup by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), the Governor of New South Wales.

Index to Results


Victoria claimed a spectacular 14th win in a row in the Queen’s Cup after another dominant performance on the water. They had a strong start to the race, establishing the lead early, with New South Wales and Queensland left to battle for the remaining medals. The Victorians, who featured five members of the current Australian Rowing Team, held a lead of two boat lengths to record a comfortable win, in a time of six minutes 33 seconds. New South Wales followed six seconds behind to claim silver with Queensland claiming bronze. Winning Victorian, Rosemary Popa, reflected on her State’s dominance in the Cup.

“It’s a really special feeling, to do it 14 years in a row, it’s no easy feat. Our coach, Simon Gadsden said we’re passing the baton on, generation to generation of Victorians. It’s a really strong, deep field in Victoria and we’re just doing our part.”

The Interstate Women’s and Men’s Single Scull were exciting spectacles, with close races to the finish line. Madeleine Edmunds (Queensland) won the Nell Slatter Cup for a second year, which was an unsurprising victory for the newly named Australian Rowing Team Women’s Single Sculler. South Australian Olympia Aldersey challenged Edmunds throughout the race, but could never quite catch the National Champion.

Edmunds said that she enjoyed the challenge Aldersey presented, “We’ve been racing each other for a long time, since we were juniors, so we’re pretty used to it. The results have swapped back and forth for a long time so it’s always good to win.”

Alexander Hill recorded an impressive win in his first President’s Cup for South Australia. The 25-year-old, who was also crowned National Champion in the single scull earlier this week, was the clear leader throughout, even with a late challenge from West Australian David Watts in the final 250 metres, while 2017 President’s Cup winner Cameron Girdlestone won bronze for New South Wales.

It was an enjoyable race for Hill, who had never considered representing South Australia in the event before, “I still like the Four, that’s still my priority, but it’s good fun to come out here. If you’d asked me last year if I’d come out and row the single, I would have run away pretty quickly but I got a few tips from Spencer Turrin, who won the Nationals in the single last year.”

It was the defending champions who claimed victory in the Interstate Women’s and Men’s Youth Eight, with Victoria and New South Wales demonstrating their strong rowing pathways. Victoria retained the Bicentennial Cup for another year in the Women’s event, eight seconds ahead of silver medallists Queensland.

Meanwhile, New South Wales powered away in the final 500 metres of the Men’s Youth Eight to win their third straight Noel F. Wilkinson Cup, trumping Queensland (silver) and Victoria (bronze).

The Interstate Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Scull continued New South Wales’ impressive state rowing, winning the Victoria Cup, and somewhat unexpectedly winning the Penrith Cup for the Interstate Lightweight Men’s Four for the first time in 20 years. The New South Welshmen breezed over the finish line nine seconds ahead of silver medallists Queensland, while the ACT claimed bronze.

In the Interstate Men and Women’s PR3 Single Scull, it was the 2017 defending champions that proved to be too strong. Mac Russell took home the gold medal for Queensland while Kathleen Murdoch claimed victory for New South Wales.

Organising Committee and Umpires

Above: The Jury and technical officials

Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup


1st New South Wales - Angus Moore, Peter Koster, Nicholas Purnell, Alex Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Hamish Playfair, Jack Hargreaves, Robert Black, Cox: William Raven, Coaches: Donovan Cech, Matthias Ungemach
2nd Victoria - Tom Hunt, Angus Widdicombe, Ben Coombs, Simon Keenan, Liam Donald, Josh Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth, Tim Masters, Cox: James Rook, Coach: Christian Ryan
3rd Western Australia - James McQuillan, Ethan Aird, Christopher Hayes, Sam Marsh, David Watts, Oscar Winter, Fraser Pensini, Joshua Hicks, Cox: Max Montanari, Coach: Jack Fischer
4th South Australia - Hugo Langsford, Drew Clements, Kane Grant, Tim Santin, James McRae, Alexander Hill, Nathan Bowden, Jack Kelly, Cox: Georgia Litt, Coaches: Jason Lane, Daren Potts
5th Queensland - Lachlan Bowman, James Manning, Elliott Apel, Sasha Belonogoff, Darcy Wruck, Harley Moore, Nick Pettigrew, Adam Bakker, Cox: Stephanie Long, Coaches: Zoltan Shepherd, Marcus Free

Above: Podium of King's Cup

Men's Interstate Sculling Championship–The President's Cup


1st South Australia - Alexander Hill, Coach: Jason Lane
2nd Western Australia - David Watts
3rd New South Wales - Cameron Girdlestone, Coach: Donald McLachlan
4th Australian Capital Territory - Caleb Antill
5th Victoria - Sam Hookway, Coach: Tim McLaren
6th Queensland - Darcy Wruck
7th Tasmania - Henry Youl, Coach: Brendan Long

Men's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Penrith Cup


1st New South Wales - James Waldersee, Sean Murphy, Leon Chambers, Matthew Curtin, Coaches: Tim McLaren, Lachlan Carter
2nd Queensland - Jack Price, Tom Williamson, Blaine Heseltine, Hamish Parry, Coach: Keiran Dwyer
3rd Australian Capital Territory - Hamish Harding, Nathan Kennedy, Thomas Perry, William Clark, Coaches: Nick Garratt, Mark Kwiatkowski
4th Western Australia - James Kerr, Perry Ward, Mario Lo Presti, Cameron Fowler, Coaches: Tom Gatti, Michael Glorie
5th Tasmania - Oliver Marsden, Matthew Byrne, Alec Paterson, Connor Ryan, Coach: Brett Crow
6th Victoria - Carl Tomczak, Michael McNamara, Jayden Grey, William Legge, Coach: Nicholas Mitchell
7th South Australia - Brodie Hand, Cameron Natt, Nick Blackman, Jack Tomich, Coaches: Simon Lane, Peer Richards

Men's Interstate Youth Eight Championship–The Noel F Wilkinson Trophy


1st New South Wales - Matt Murray, Devlin Walsh, Max Brenner, Alex Nichol, Marcus Britt, Will O'Shannessy, Jackson Kench, Jack O'Brien, Cox: Charlie Nicholas, Coaches: Jason Baker, Dustyn Butler
2nd Queensland - Morgan Hodgson, Benjamin Pincus, Jethro Gifford, Nicholas Ringelstein, Jackson Free, Paddy Holt, Morgan Apel, Cormac Kennedy-Leverett, Cox: Isaac Schmidt, Coach: John Bowes
3rd Victoria - James Heath, Thomas Page, Joel Cain, Joe O'Connell, Mitchell Hooper, Nick Lavery, Ned Coleman, Angus Longden, Cox: Lachlan Goller, Coach: Franz Imfeld
4th Western Australia - John Pisano, Jack Grant, Myles McQuillan, David MacKinnon, Ben Gerrard, Jonathan Ashby, Tom Norman, Rohan James, Cox: Andrew Le, Coach: Joseph Tamigi
5th South Australia - James Price, Maxwell Fisher, James Nicholas, Oscar McGuinness, Matthew Nielsen, Edward Badger, Angus Dawson, Mitchell Reinhard, Cox: Bonnie Hall, Coaches: James Hammond, Daniel Ralph
6th Tasmania - Ethan McCullagh, Owen Elmer, Carl Doedens, Tyler Mason, Jack Barrett, Angus McGlashan, Daniel Barratt, Lars Gillingham, Cox: Angus Paynter, Coaches: Trevor Barrett, Brendan Long

Men's Interstate PR3 Scull Championship


1st - Queensland - Mac Russell, Coach: Michael Russell
2nd South Australia - Jed Altschwager, Coaches: Jason Lane, Benjamin Flannagan
3rd New South Wales - James Talbot, Coach: Liam James
4th Victoria - Aaron Skinner, Coach: Tom Bertrand
5th Tasmania - Alistair Chong, Coach: Mark Stott

Women's Interstate Eight Championship–The Queen's Cup


1st Victoria - Katrina Werry, Addy Dunkley-Smith, Jess Morrison, Amanda Bateman, Rosie Popa, Katherine Michelmore, Sarah Hawe, Lucy Stephan, Cox: Sarah Ben-David, Coach: Simon Gadsden
2nd New South Wales - Emma Fessey, Harriet Hudson, Fiona Ewing, Genevieve Horton, Rowena Meredith, Georgie Rowe, Leah Saunders, Georgina Gotch, Cox: Kendall Brodie, Coaches: Alfie Young, Debbie Fox
3rd Queensland - Sally Kehoe, Ellen Pozzi, Madeleine Coonan, Kate Rowan, Eloise Parker, Jacinta Edmunds, Maddie Edmunds, Caitlin Cronin, Cox: Caitlin Hockings
4th Western Australia - Thea Adamson, Molly Booker, Caitlin MacPhail, Adriana Marulli, Siena Zamin, Bronwyn Cox, Annabelle McIntyre, Hannah Vermeersch, Cox: Lauren Warschauer, Coaches: Chris Holliday, Catriona Walker
5th South Australia - Alexandra Fry, Tahlia Jones, Anna Collins, Symonne Wickman, Mieka Webb, Olympia Aldersey, Phoebe Pado, Peta White, Cox: Maddie Peisley, Coaches: Ron Mobbs, Tom Doornbos

Women's Interstate Lightweight Quad Scull Championship–The Victoria Cup


1st New South Wales - Sophie Jerapetritis, Georgina Masters, Georgia Miansarow, Sarah Pound, Coaches: David Gely, Sarah Ellis
2nd Queensland - Gemma Dane, Amy James, Madeleine Williams, Wallis Russell, Coaches: Michael Russell, Hannah Every-Hall
3rd Tasmania - Hannah Tippett, Kate Hall, Eve Mure, Georgia Nesbitt, Coach: Paul Newbon
4th South Australia - Celia Cowan, Sophia Nery, Lizzie Treloar, Verayna Zilm, Coach: Brynley Millward
5th Victoria - Meghan Hester, Teneille Linehan, Alice Arch, Alice McNamara, Coach: David Ochert
6th Western Australia - Suzannah Gravestock, Alexandra Utley, Alexandra Needoba, Georgia Seed, Coaches: Paris Caporn, Stefano Balosso, Sally Watson
7th Australian Capital Territory - Jessica Brady, Sarah Larkin, Jilly Roberts, Bianca Gillett, Coach: Renae Domaschenz

Women's Interstate Youth Eight Championship–The Bicentennial Cup


1st Victoria - Charlotte Wirtz, Michaella Ballas, Georgia Lenton-Williams, Mila Marston, Kirstie Green, Sky Froebel, Sophie Balson, Georgie Gleeson, Cox: Adelaide Cester, Coach: Brigette Carlile
2nd Queensland - Lucy Theodore, Laura Chancellor, Ella Hudson, Alexandra Finlay, Phoebe Robinson, Hilary Ballinger, Jess Scott, Leukie Smith, Cox: Ashleigh Hockings, Coach: Sean Carolan
3rd South Australia - Peta Terrell, Rachel Kameniar, Georgina Berry, Carys Jones, Georgia Mee, Holly Ashworth, Ella Bramwell, Katelyn Nicholson, Cox: Alannah Gilsmore, Coaches: Brenton Terrell, Catherine McDougall
4th New South Wales - Lauren Graham, Raquel Cuevas, Amelia Johnson, Ella Mentzines, Rachel Balcomb, Lauren Lyon, Olivia Bartram, Adelaide Scott, Cox: Talia Barnet-Hepples, Coaches: Judith Ungemach, Hally Chapman
5th Western Australia - Gigi Parker, Charlotte Hill, Jessica Walsh, Lauren Hutton, Lia Franklin, Giorgia Patten, Kira Vermeersch, Olivia Jones, Cox: Sarah Hayler

Women's Interstate Sculling Championship–The Nell Slatter Trophy


1st Queensland - Maddie Edmunds
2nd South Australia - Olympia Aldersey, Coach: Jason Lane
3rd Western Australia - Annabelle McIntyre
4th Victoria - Ria Thompson, Coach: Franz Imfeld
5th Australian Capital Territory - Cara Grzeskowiak, Coaches: Nick Garratt, Renae Domaschenz
6th Tasmania - Ciona Wilson
7th New South Wales - Carina Simpson, Coach: Debbie Fox

Women's Interstate PR3 Sculling Championship


1st New South Wales - Kathleen Murdoch, Coach: Lindsay Callaghan
2nd Australian Capital Territory - Nikki Ayers
3rd Tasmania - Sara Waitzer, Coach: Mark Stott
4th Victoria - Kate Lapthorne, Coach: Andrew O'Brien
5th Queensland - Rebecca Markwell, Coach: Rodney Silcox


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