The boys and girls of the STA and NCS crews woke up early this past Saturday to attend the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints at TC Williams High School. We enrolled our athletes in the 20 minute row because it mirrors our training and it is the first event of the day. With over 100 entrants in each event, our goal was to get a fair representation of our rowers into the top 20.
For the boys Nathan Manrique won the Gold and Hugh Jia was close behind with a silver medal. Magruder Dent was 4th and we had 6 total boys in the top 20. Collett Preston rowed in the lightweight event and took 4th place. In the girls’ race, senior captains Hadley Irwin cruised to victory and Isabel Bogart followed closely behind for the Bronze medal. Serena Irwin placed 5th. Altogether NCS placed 7 girls in the top 20. Results are posted now, check them out!
In addition to the strong numbers the athletes showed good form and paid close attention to their technique. This can be seen in the video. Coaches Andy Bacas and Sal Assenza have done a fabulous job preparing the boys this winter. Greg King continues to mold the girls into a fine machine and Rachel Gabbay has a solid crop of freshman girls who are working hard. These solid results in our first competition bode well for an exciting spring for all CCCRC crews.
Winter conditioning is about to begin and we could use a few more machines. We would also be happy to receive short-term loaner ergs. Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Please contact Coach Ted Haley at email@example.com or Coach Greg King at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Many thanks for your support!
Please join us on Thursday, November 19 from 7:00 to 7:45a m at the NCS Athletic Center Erg Room to learn about this exciting sport. There will be rowers at the Athletic Center entrance to help you find your way to the Erg Room downstairs. Meet STA Head Coach Ted Haley, NCS Head Coach Greg King, and NCS Freshman Coach Rachel Gabbay to hear about plans for winter conditioning and the upcoming 2016 crew season. Coffee, juice, breakfast snacks will be offered. Please contact Noni Lindahl, President of CCCRC (Combined Cathedral Crews Rowing Club) with questions about the program and Debbie Dunn with questions about the November 19th event. And remember, please park in the Cathedral garage.