Just six years after he started rowing, Eric Woelfl found himself at the 2011 Pan Am Games as a member of the lightweight four that finished fifth. He made his senior world championship debut a year later in the lightweight pair. He just missed the world championship podium a year later with his fourth place finish in the lightweight pair with Brendan Hodge. Recently racing with the lightweight four, Woelfl and crew cracked the top-10 in two World Cup events in 2014.
Family: Parents Walter and Linda Woelfl… Brother Glen Woelfl… Getting into the Sport: Started rowing at age 16… His mother was the librarian at his high school so while waiting for her to go home he often watched the rowing team working out, taunting them to work harder… Finally one girl on the team had enough of his banter and said “Let’s see you do this”… He joined the team the next day… Outside Interests: Graduated from Brock University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in History… Enjoys public speaking, reading, running, playing Super Nintendo, working with underprivileged youth through the YMCA… Odds and Ends: Favourite mottos: “Challenge your limits” and “Impossible is Nothing”… Nicknames: Waffy, Big Daddy Wolf…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2015 – GOLD (LM4-); 2011 – 5th (LM4-)
FISA WCh: 2014 – 13th (LM4-), 2013 – 4th (LM2-), 2012 – 8th (LM2-)
FISA U23 WCh: 2011 – 10th (LM4-); 2010 – 12th (LM2-)