Stephanie Bohn (left) and Kristen Wilson (right) comprise the Rockies Rowing Club novice women’s sprint team. The duo

Stephanie Bohn (left) and Kristen Wilson (right) comprise the Rockies Rowing Club novice women’s sprint team. The duo

Cranbrook duo finishes first at Nelson Sprints

Stephanie Bohn and Kristen Wilson take home novice women's title at Nelson Sprints

For The Townsman

Cranbrook’s Stephanie Bohn and Kristen Wilson are returning home with first-place honours after winning the novice women’s race at the Nelson Sprints rowing regatta this past weekend.

Representing the Rockies Rowing Club, based out of Cranbrook, Bohn and Wilson pulled hard over the final 250 metres of the 1,000-metre novice women’s sprint to nose out the second-place crew.

Bohn and Wilson also competed as members of the Rockies Rowing Club’s quad team, which also features Roberta Rodgers and Allyson Blake. The women’s quad team finished a respectable third place.

The annual Nelson Sprints take place down the west arm of Kootenay Lake, featuring 1,000-metre sprint races open to all classes and skill levels.

Rowers compete in sculling boats, which leaves each competitor responsible for two oars.

The Nelson Rowing Club was founded in 1896.

If you’re interested about learning to row, contact the Rockies Rowing Club at 250-489-0174 or rdmrodgers@gmail.com.