The stakes have been raised for a lot of Shepparton Rowing Club members.
Rowers will take to Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree this weekend seeking extra success, however most might be out of their consolation zone after being promoted to greater grades.
Outstanding outcomes thus far this season have seen Tom Schier, Lydia Todd, Maoinin Dooley-Heath and Sophie Reinehr promoted within the classification ranks forward of the Ballarat occasion beginning at this time.
With the Rowing Victoria State Championship Regatta on the horizon, it doesn’t give the quartet lengthy to regulate to the brand new competition benchmarks.
You won’t discover any of the rivals complaining although, with historical past already made via their achievements.
Schier is the primary rower because the membership’s re-formation in 2011 to qualify for B-grade as a single sculler.
It has been a meteoric rise for the Goulburn Valley Grammar School scholar, who has been within the sport for 18 months.
Todd and Dooley-Heath moved into C-grade after dominating numerous D-grade double scull fields collectively, as has Reinehr.
The double scull pair will tackle 10 crews within the C-grade occasion tomorrow.
Club president and head coach David Schier has put the development wanted by his dynamic duo at about 10 seconds from the silver medal eventually yr’s state titles to be aggressive on the larger degree.
In one other first for Shepparton, the membership will boat a C-grade women’s quad, with Isabella Bennett becoming a member of Todd, Dooley-Heath and Reinehr. The quartet may also compete individually within the single scull on the similar degree.
Jack Puise and James Darbyshire will compete towards 5 different scullers within the under-15 occasion, whereas the lads’s D-grade double scull crews of Toby Crichton and Tom Dooley-Heath and Cameron Boal and Michael Eldred will even vie for victory in the identical race.