Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors will be sending nine varsity boats to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, as a result of the team’s impressive performance at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Worcester, Mass., May 21-22.
The qualifying SRC boats will compete in USRowing Youth National Championships June 10-12 in West Windsor, New Jersey. Highlights of the team’s performance at regionals included a gold-medal pair race by Westport’s Oliver Bub and Lucas Manning, who last year represented the United States in the 2015 World Junior Rowing Championships. In addition, the women’s varsity 8+ and the women’s lightweight varsity 8+ boats bested their fields, both bringing home the gold.
“Our rowers showed their mettle in some tough races at Northeast Regionals, and we’re looking forward to competing against the best boats in the country at US Rowing Youth National Championships later this month,” said Sharon Kriz, director of junior rowing, Saugatuck Rowing Club.
In addition to the first-, second- and third-place finishes in varsity races that automatically qualified for nationals, SRC successfully petitioned for three fourth-place boats to earn berths in the national competition, sending a total of nine boats to West Windsor, NJ, later this month.
The Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors boats that qualified for the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships included:
Men’s Varsity 2+ (First Place) — Oliver Bub (Westport) and Lucas Manning (Westport)
Women’s Varsity 8+ (First Place) — Lelia Boley (Westport), Tatiana Chermayeff (Rowayton), Grace McGinley (Westport), Kelsey McGinley (Westport), Charlotte Powers, coxswain (Fairfield), Caroline O’Brien (Darien), Elisabeth O’Brien (Darien), Imogen Ratcliffe (Westport), Willemijn ten Cate (Westport)
Women’s Lightweight Varsity 8+ (First Place) — Noelle Amlicke (Westport), Parker Cuthbertson (Westport), Grace Johnson (Westport), Camila Meyer-Bosse (Westport), Sophie Pendrill (Scarsdale), Eden Schumer, coxswain (Westport), Catherine Notarfrancesco, (Fairfield), Claire Notarfrancesco (Fairfield) and Evan Shorrock (Westport)
Men’s Varsity 8+ (Second Place) — Nic Amato (Westport), Oliver Bub (Westport), Harrison Burke (Westport), Dean Hochman, (Fairfield), Jake Hulina, coxswain (Westport), Lucas Manning (Westport), Patrick Overton (Westport), Kyle Ratner (Fairfield) and Ben Wisdom (Ridgefield)
Men’s Lightweight Varsity 8+ (Third Place) — Sam Agnew (Westport), Emir Beg (Westport), Natalie DiLeo, coxswain (Fairfield), Sam Holzhauer (Ridgefield), Mitchell Hom (Fairfield), Justin Schmidt (Westport), Spencer Thors (Wilton) Ethan Vosper (Westport) and Andrew Woods (Westport)
Women’s Lightweight Varsity 4+ (Third Place) — Katelyn Deagro (Westport), Enya Doherty (Scarsdale), Clara Everett (Fairfield), Honor Heisler, coxswain (Westport), Sanna ten Cate, (Westport)
Men’s Varsity 1x (Fourth Place/Petitioned) — Silviu Tudor (Fairfield)
Men’s Varsity 4+ (Fourth Place/Petitioned) — Sawyer Banbury (Weston), Diego Baugh (Norwalk), Daniel Korsun (New Canaan), Remy Newton (Lyme) and Alin Pasa, coxswain (Westport)
Women’s Varsity 4+ (Fourth Place/Petitioned) — Caitlin Esse (New Canaan), Isabelle Grosgogeat, coxswain (Westport), Katherine Johnson (Westport), Makayla Jones (New Canaan) and Jane Stevens (Greenwich)