A community (and family) story from Kim Mailey and Victoria Rogers

March 1, 2018

Mailey Rogers Group is always pleased to see young people from our West Vancouver community doing well on the world stage – and sometimes, these stories hit very close to home. You may recall us sharing with you a few months ago our daughter Madison’s accomplishments with the Canadian Women’s U23 rowing team. As a follow up, we thought you might be interested in this recent article published by R2K. It is an interview that looks at Madison’s past, present and future.

Row2k profile: Northeastern’s Madison Mailey

This week’s row2k Interview is with Northeastern senior rower Madison Mailey, who came to the Huskies from British Columbia and won the W8+ event at the 2017 U23 World Championships.

Row2k: How did you get your start in rowing?

Madison Mailey: I started rowing in Grade 8. It was 2009, and I was thirteen years old. At that time, I had been spending about fifteen hours a week on dance and vocal studies, so my family encouraged me to get outdoors on a school team. I took their advice and followed in my older brother’s footsteps, joining West Vancouver’s Collingwood School Rowing Team. Rodger Wright was the school head, Chris Jacoby and Dave Poole were our coaches, and our crew was small but mighty! We were all taught to scull in Deep Cove, BC, and raced at many regattas including Shawinigan Lake School Regatta and Brentwood College Regatta. My most memorable race from Collingwood was winning the Junior Women’s 2x with Annabel Irwin at the CSSRA’s in 2012.

After Grade 10, I joined the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. Our coach Cinda Ewton really helped me improve my sculling technique, and I gained valuable regatta experience. The highlight of my final two years of high school rowing was qualifying for the Canadian Junior National Team on the CANAMEX crew in 2013, and again in 2014. Both years of competing against the US and Mexico we were extremely successful, and it was a sweet way to finish off my junior rowing years.

Read the full interview here, on the Row2K website.