WinTech & King enjoyed another stellar USRowing Youth National Championships, collecting 25 medals including seven golds. Held once again at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, this year’s event was the largest ever with 835 entries from 225 clubs across the country bringing in just over 4,000 athletes. The event featured races in 36 different boat classes with the women’s youth eight being the most popular bringing in 32 total entries.
King shells delivered both the men’s and women’s Varsity Eights to glory in two hotly contested finals. RowAmerica Rye, based in New York, took home the men’s title, leading to every timing marker in a dominant display of junior racing. On the women’s side, Marin Rowing Association secured the victory ahead of long-time rivals Greenwich and Newport (who also raced in a King). Deerfield and New Trier were in King shells on the men’s side whilst RowAmerica Rye and Cincinnati followed suit on the women’s side.
RowAmerica Rye (King) also secured a gold in the Women’s Second Varsity Eight, holding off a late charge from Newport. On the men’s side, the same boat club managed a silver, losing out to Marin by just over a second.
Our gold rush began earlier in the day via the Oakland Strokes women’s coxless four (WinTech), who secured gold ahead of Los Gatos, RowAmerica Rye and Hockaday (the latter two of whom were also in WinTech shells). The excitement of the eights was then carried through via another gold in the Men’s U15 Coxed Quad courtesy of Maritime Rowing Club of Connecticut.
Saugatuck (WinTech) secured a famous one-two in the Women’s U17 Coxed Four before King shells claimed gold and silver in the Women’s U17 Eight (RowAmerica Rye took gold and Cincinnati finished in silver).
Our silver medals came across several other events. Cooper Hagan took silver in the Men’s Youth Singles (WinTech), representing SORA before NorCal took silver and Maritime took bronze in the Women’s U16 Coxed Quad (both WinTechs). RowAmerica Rye claimed another silver, this time in the Men’s U16 Eight, alongside Saugatuck in bronze, before Norwalk took second in the Women’s U17 Double. Norwalk followed this up with a silver medal in the Men’s U17 Quad before RowAmerica Rye finished second in the Men’s U17 Eight.
Bronzes were meted out in frequent fashion across a range of events and WinTech/King shells. Canisius took bronze in the Men’s Youth Pair before Great Miami secured third in the Men’s Youth Double (both WinTechs). Oak Neck won bronze in the Women’s Youth Quad before RowAmerica Rye won yet another medal, finishing third in the Women’s U16 Eight. Our final medal came in the form of Saugatuck, who claimed bronze in the Men’s U17 Coxed Four.
|Gold||Women’s Youth 4-||Oakland Strokes Rowing|
|Gold||Men’s U15 4x+||Maritime Rowing Club|
|Gold||Women’s U17 4+||Saugatuck Rowing Club|
|Gold||Women’s 2V8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Gold||Men’s Youth 8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Gold||Women’s Youth 8+||Marin Rowing Assn.|
|Gold||Women’s U17 8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Silver||Men’s U17 4x||Norwalk River Rowing Assn.|
|Silver||Women’s U17 2x||Norwalk River Rowing Assn.|
|Silver||Men’s Youth 1x||South Orlando Rowing Assn.|
|Silver||Women’s U16 4x+||NorCal Crew|
|Silver||Women’s U17 4+||Saugatuck Rowing Club|
|Silver||Women’s U17 8+||Cincinnati Juniors Rowing Club|
|Silver||Men’s 2V8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Silver||Men’s U16 8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Silver||Men’s U17 8+||RowAmerica Rye|
|Bronze||Men’s Youth 2-||Canisius HS Rowing|
|Bronze||Men’s Youth 2x||Great Miami Rowing|
|Bronze||Women’s Youth 4x||Oak Neck Rowing Academy|
|Bronze||Women’s Youth 4-||RowAmerica Rye|
|Bronze||Women’s U16 4x+||Maritime Rowing Club|
|Bronze||Men’s U17 4+||Saugatuck Rowing Club|
|Bronze||Women’s Youth 8+||Newport Aquatic Ctr. Rowing|
|Bronze||Men’s U16 8+||Saugatuck Rowing Club|
|Bronze||Women’s U16 8+||RowAmerica Rye|
With the USRowing season now all but over for most juniors, eyes instead turn to Henley Royal Regatta and which American crews decide to make the trip over to compete at the world’s most famous rowing race. WinTech will be on-site all week and are ready to support all crews and athletes racing in WinTech and King shells!
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