Pictured L to R: Tim Miller (SE Mens 8+ A), Savannah Sellers (SE Womens 8+ A), Samantha Sizelove (SE Womens 8+ A), and Valentine Lindsay (SE Mens 8+ B)
Four of our rowers represented OARS this weekend at the 1st Inaugural Youth Regional Challenge during the opening weekend of the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, FL, September 21-24, 2017. The event, which was aptly described by the announcers as a Nationwide All-Star tournament for Youth Rowing, pitted the best rowers from across the USA divided into Regional teams as follows: MidAtlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest, with each region racing 4’s and 8’s in both Men and Women’s events.
This was a great experience allowing our rowers the chance to compete with, and against, the best Youth Rowers in the Nation, and proved that they have the talent and skills to row with the best in the USA.
In the Finals on Sunday, September 24, our rowers had the following results:
SE Womens 8+ A: 1st Place (out of 6 in the A Finals), 6:48:30 – approximately 8 seconds before the 2nd Place boat
SE Mens 8+ A: 5th Place (out of 6 in the A Finals), 6:13:39
SE Mens 8+ B: 4th Place (out of 6 in the B Finals), 6:28:28