Held from 28 March to 2 April, the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships (Aon Maadi Cup) is the most prestigious event on the rowing calendar. Placing fifth from 95 schools, all 24 dedicated rowers from St Paul’s Collegiate School successfully landed A Final races, with four medals in total claimed.
Students were acknowledged for their significant results in a chapel service on Wednesday 6 April. A breakdown of the race results is as follows:
First in the boys’ U18 coxed quad sculls A Final:
Riley Wills, Logan Spencer, Levi Davidson, Connor Irving and George Mackintosh (cox)
Coached by Martin Simoncelli and Bruce Jones, the boys also received the Trevor Coker Memorial Shield as part of their winning prize.
First in the boys’ U18 single sculls A Final: Riley Wills
Coached by Martin Simoncelli and Bruce Jones, Riley is the first-ever rower to win this race back to back. Riley raced in his Laszlo boat, which he won as part of winning the 2021 Maadi Cup race. A remarkable feat winning all three U18 sculling events.
First in the boys’ U18 double sculls A Final: Riley Wills and Logan Spencer
Coached by Martin Simoncelli and Bruce Jones, the boys were also awarded the Maurice Jones Cup as part of their win.
Third in the girls’ U18 novice coxed quad sculls A Final:
Sophie Dunn, Georgia Wightman, Beth Clearwater, Isabella Etherington and Fred Phillips (cox) Coached by: Kaitlyn Shields & Rachel Gamble-Flint
A Final recipients:
- 8th in the girls' U18 double sculls: Leah Weck and Olivia Dunn
- 5th in the boys' U18 novice double sculls: Charles Sanft and Samuel Peoples
- 4th in the girls' U18 novice double sculls: Sophie Dunn and Isabella Etherington
- 7th in the girls' U18 coxed quad sculls: Leah Weck, Olivia Dunn, Sophie Dunn, Phoebe Twiselton and Fred Phillips (cox)
- 5th in the boys' U17 coxed quad sculls: Guy Charteris, Gane Harbutt, Blake Finlayson, Dylan Thomas and George Mackintosh
- 8th in the girls' U18 novice coxed four: Georgia Wightman, Genevieve Churton, Beth Clearwater, Isabella Etherington and George Adamson (cox)