Despite taking a year off rowing to travel to France a few years ago,
Bryan Donnelly is headed to the Olympic Games as a men's eight crew member.
He started his rowing career on Shawnigan Lake near Victoria in 1991 and
was initially a lightweight competitor. After his trip to France he also
practiced the sport in Ireland and Calgary before returning to Victoria to
try-out for the national team. He joined the eights crew in 1999.
Men's eight: Michael Belenkie, Calgary; Bryan Donnelly, Calgary; Matt Swick, St. Catharines, Ont.; Tom Herschmiller, Comox, B.C.; Lawrence Varga, Nanoose Bay, B.C.; Morgan Crooks, Lethbridge, Alta.; David Calder, Victoria; Adam Parfitt, Victoria, and Chris Taylor, St. Catharines, Ont.), finished third in heat, dropped to second-change repechage.
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