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Date of Birth: 08/04/72
Hometown: Nanoose Bay, BC
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 209 lbs
Years on National Team: 3
 A three-time B.C. provincial champion, pharmacist Lawrence Varga is headed to his first Olympic Games. He'll be part of the men's eights crew. At the 1998 world championships he placed eighth in fours but by 1999 he was in the eights boat an helped Canada to eighth spot at the worlds in St. Catharines, ON.

  He started rowing at the University of British Columbia in 1991 however one of his first major competitive experiences was in cross country skiing at the 1995 B.C. Games.


2000 Games
Sept. 20: 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), finished third in repechage heat, eliminated.
Sept. 18: 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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