Former Bear van Knotsenburg Takes Silver at World Championships

Former Brown rower Steve van Knotsenburg and the Canadian National Team 8+ placed second at the 2009 World Championships on Sunday, rowing 5:27.15 to take the silver.  With van Knotsenburg sitting bow, the Canadians jumped out to a fast start, and held second place throughout the race, holding off late charges from Poland and the Netherlands.

Germany won the event with a time of 5:24.13, followed by Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, Great Britain, and Italy.