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Valeriya Demateva (right)
Valeriya Demateva (right)
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Rowing Adds Demateva to 2019 Roster

February 18, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - Head coach Dan Garbutt announced the addition of Valeriya Demateva to the 2019 ODU women's rowing roster. Demateva arrives from Krasnodar, Russia for the spring 2019 season.

 "We are so thrilled to officially welcome Valeriya to our rowing family, we feel she will bring experience, passion, culture and commitment to further enhance the international feel to the team, which has developed in recent years and will help take us to new levels of performance," said head coach Dan Garbutt.

Demateva represented Russia at three FISA World Junior Championships between 2015-2017 with her highest finish of 4th in the Women’s 8+ at the 2017 Championship.  She also represented Russia at the European Junior Championships in 2015, 8+ and 2017 ,2- finishing 5th and 6th,  respectively.

Racing for her Club/Region Team Krasnodar Spartak she raced in both the 8+ and 2- at the Grand Moscow International regatta in both 2017 & 2018 placing first in both events each year. She also medaled at the Russian Rowing Championships in 2016 and 2018 in the 8+ and 2- events. She also has experience training with the Russian Under 23 team as well as high levels of international rowing experience.

Valeriya Demateva