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Lightweight rower has heavyweight determination

 Brock University rowing coach Peter Somerwil didn’t see a future Olympian when he first set eyes on St. Catharines native Eric Woelfl.

“I knew what he was like in high school and he was a decent lightweight rower,” Somerwil said. “But he was a very tall, gangly sort of guy and you wouldn’t look at him as a prototypical Olympian.”  Read more...

Lifelong dream fulfilled - Vasko makes the cut

Alexa Vasko fulfilled a lifelong dream recently when she suited up for the Canadian Women’s National under-18 team.

Vasko, a 17-year-old St. Catharines native, made the cut following a week-long camp in Calgary.

“It was crazy. Going to the camp was such an honour and then to be able to put on the jersey – to wear the Maple Leaf – and then to be the first females to wear the new jerseys was unbelievable,” Vasko said.  Read more...