Our crews are getting ready for the God Cup this weekend…See you there!
Go Eagles! Go Bulldogs!
It was chilly on Saturday but lots of great racing in spite of it. Many thanks to the parents who sold gear, brought food, manned the tent, and also the canine family members who came for tail wagging and moral support. Thank you, Bill Phelps and Pam Parizek for taking photos! Bill has a small gallery and a larger gallery, and Pam’s photos are all together in a single gallery. Enjoy!
With an ACT test and a music event to work around Saturday it made for some creative lineups. It was a beautiful day for a regatta and the boys and girls made the best of the conditions. The boys freshmen did well in winning the novice 4 race and coming in a close second to a seasoned TC Williams crew. These two crews will square off a few more times this season, and they are starting to emerge as the top frosh 8’s in the region. Here is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNljxJC_Fd8
The varsity 8 performed well in the heat posting the fastest time of the morning. They won the final after an incredibly long gap between races. Down our stroke pair of Trimble and Kelley in the final, this boat stepped up under less than ideal circumstances. Quality athletes work with the resources that are available, and this was the case here. The 2V stern pair of Andrew Vallaster and Will Phelps showed that we have tremendous depth and talent throughout the program. The 2V had a solid heat, but a challenging final which can be forgotten. The junior 4 had a winning heat, but were forced to scratch their entry in the final.
I left this regatta feeling good about our team. There is still work to be done as we get closer to the championship level races, but the foundation is firm.
This was a new regatta for us….Smokey Jacobs at the Occoquan. What a beautiful day for a regatta and our rowers rowed hard. Thank you Bill Phelps for taking photos. Please check out the rest of Bill’s photos; there are too many to post here and there are some great individual shots!
Thank you Mary Pat Alcus and Dan Melman for taking so many photos at last week’s regatta! There are many more photos than I could post here. Please check out the rest in Mary Pat’s and Dan’s galleries. Mary Pat has several photos of girls and Dan has several close ups of individual boys. Enjoy!