Brame snares silver in rowing
BUDDING Shalom College oarsman Daniel Brame claimed silver in a hard-fought conclusion to the Queensland Schools Rowing Championships Open single skull.
Brame finished a mere metre ahead of Rockhampton Grammar Bram Chapman (third) after going stroke for stroke with the rival over the last 250m of the 2km course.
“I couldn’t tell who had crossed the line at first and it wasn’t until they called it over that I was sure,” he said.
“I’ve picked up bronze at state before, but never a silver so it’s a pretty good feeling.”
St Peter’s rower Matt Wappett claimed gold.
Brame stayed on at Bucca Weir following the finish of yesterday’s regatta with the Junior Elite Talent Squad.
The promising rower will complete a three-day training master class under the guidance of Rowing Queensland high-performance coach Chad King.
“They’re evening out a few errors in my technique and have given me some very valuable pointers,” he said.
Brame is now intensifying his training as he makes a campaign for the National Under-23 Lightweight titles.
“It’s a different level of competition altogether, so I’ve got a lot of work to do to get my strength and fitness up.”
Queensland Schools Rowing Championships results
2nd in Year 8 Boys Quad Sculls
Rick Bennett (St Luke’s), Miles Edmondson-Clark (St Luke’s), Jacob Reid (Bundaberg State High School), Nick Wilkinson (Bundaberg State High School) and Curtis Hooper (Bundaberg State High School).
2nd in Year 9 Boys Quad Sculls
Shalom’s Michael Latter, Julian Ebert, Mitchell Styles, Brodie Fox and Sam Fregonese.
5th in Open Schoolgirls Double Sculls
Sophie Jarvis (St Luke’s) and Rebecca Surmon (Shalom)
6th in Open Schoolgirls Double Sculls
Sarah Leworthy (Kepnock), Ainsleigh Coates (Bundaberg State High School)