Dominant Dunstan Arm secures 13 titles

Dunstan rower Jack Pearson powers out of the start blocks on his way to victory in the men’s club...
Dunstan rower Jack Pearson powers out of the start blocks on his way to victory in the men’s club single sculls at the Canterbury championships on Lake Ruataniwha at the weekend. PHOTO: SHARRON BENNETT
Dunstan Arm has made a strong start to the new year at Lake Ruataniwha.

The Central Otago club claimed 13 titles at the Canterbury championships at the weekend.

It accounted for the majority of Otago’s success at the regatta, further illustrating its progress in southern rowing dominance.

The women’s senior double sculls, in which it claimed all three placings, was its most impressive race.

Sophie Smith, of Alexandra, and Pipi Horan won in 7min 46.59sec.

They were trailed in by MacKenzie Ealson and Kirsty Mahoney, while Smith, originally from Dunedin, and Ella Price came in third.

Dunstan had similar success in the men’s senior singles sculls, in which Angus Kenny and Harry Wilkinson finished first and second respectively.

They also combined to win the senior double sculls, while Jack Pearson and Connor Davison trailed them in to give Dunstan second as well.

Pearson also claimed first in the club single sculls, while Wilkinson added another second as he followed him in.

Dunstan won several other titles from its doubles and quadruple sculls crews.

Wakatipu also won several titles, led by under-16 rower Marley King-Smith.

He partnered with Josh Viana to win the double sculls, before claiming the single sculls title himself.

Oamaru and North End also picked up wins.

Former Otago rowers Ben Mason and Reuben Cook also excelled, finishing first and second respectively in the men’s premier single sculls.



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