Former Ballenas graduate and Parksville resident Kai Langerfeld was recently named one of 26 athletes to represent the Canadian National Rowing Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
Langerfeld, 27, will be part of the men’s four and men’s eight rowing teams, looking to bring home gold and qualify for the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
As part of the men’s four, Langerfeld’s crew tasted success on the international stage, placing fifth last year in the World Championships, in Amsterdam.
Langerfeld and the men’s four will look to improve at the worlds when they take the stage at the Royal Canadian Henley course in St. Catharines, Ontario, July 11-15.
After the Pan Am Games, the team will head to France for the World Rowing Championships, which will serve as the main Olympic qualifier for Rio 2016.
— With files from Rowing Canada Aviron