Seven athletes: Cedric Bond (Gig Harbor), Ryan Dolan (Hawaii), Nick Hanoian (San Diego), Nicole Mallory (Lanier), Peter Petrovics (Washington), Luke Potts (Lanier) and Ryan Stock (San Diego) represented the United States and USA Canoe/Kayak during the Moscow Junior International Regatta, which concluded today. Eighteen total countries participated in the regatta.
On the first day of competition, Ryan Dolan came in 4th in the K-1 1000m. Nicole Mallory narrowly missed the final for K-1W 1000m. The K-2 team of Luke Potts and Cedric Bond placed 5th and the K-4 crew of Nick Hanoian, Luke Potts, Ryan Stock and Cedric Bond came in 8th for the 1000m.
The second day of competition saw tight competition with great results. Two USA Canoe/Kayak athletes, Peter Petrovics and Ryan Dolan, made it to the finals in K-1 500m. Paddling against a strong headwind, Petrovics finished 5th and Ryan Dolan won the silver, missing the top spot by 41/100ths of a second.
In 500m, both the women’s K-1, Nicole Mallory, and the K-2 men’s boat of Nick Hanoian and Ryan Stock narrowly missed advancing to the finals. The men’s K4, with Nick Hanoian, Luke Potts, Ryan Stock and Cedric Bond, placed 8th in the 500m final.
The event was held at the Moscow Canoeing and Rowing Basin, the historic site of the 1980 Olympics in Krylatskoye. The Regatta is one of the first steps in bringing the venue back into operation. The Russians have been extremely gracious hosts to the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint Junior National Team and the athletes enjoyed every aspect of the event.