West Shore rowers were a big part of a dominant B.C. performance last weekend at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta.
Patrick Keane and Miles Krakowec-Tickner combined to win gold in the men’s double sculls by almost 15 seconds over a pair from Alberta, then won gold as part of the B.C. men’s quad sculls boat.
Krakowec-Tickner scored another gold in the men’s coxed eights, joining Liam Keane in the boat for the win.
Liam Keane won two other gold, rowing to victory in the coxless doubles and coxless fours events.
Emma Gribbon climbed to the top of the podium as well, winning gold in the women’s coxed eights event.
She added silver medals in the double sculls with Antonia Frappell and in quad sculls.
In total, B.C. rowers won nine gold, two silver and one bronze medals in the 12 men’s and women’s finals.