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Madison “Maddy” Eberhard, current student at Canisius University will be competing in the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The championships will take place from September 3 – 10, 2023. Eberhard will be competing in the PR2 mixed double sculls with Russell Gernaat. With a top six finish, they will qualify for a spot in the 2024 Paralympic Games to be held in Paris, France. Eberhard previously competed in the 2019 World Rowing Championships placing 4th in both the PR2 Women’s Single Sculls (X1) and the PR2 Women’s Single Sculls (FA).

Eberhard is from Getzville, NY and a student in the Department of Kinesiology currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Health Care.

The senior World Rowing Championships are held every year at the end of the international rowing season and World Champions are crowned in 14 Olympic boat classes – seven for men and seven for women, as well as six International boat classes for lightweight rowers.

The Department of Kinesiology at Canisius University also administers an undergraduate program in Health and Wellness, an undergraduate minor in Strength and Conditioning and graduate programs in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science and Applied Nutrition.

The members of the Department of Kinesiology very proud and excited for Maddy and we would like to wish her the best of luck in her competitions. Please help us cheer her on and show her your support for this great achievement! Congratulations Maddy!!

Submitted by: Karl F. Kozlowski, professor and chair, Department of Kinesiology