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United States Women’s Eight Wins 10th-Consecutive World Title – Katelin Snyder

Our very own Katelin Snyder…former WP Crew Rower won GOLD at the 2015 World Championships! http://www.usrowing.org/…/united-states-women-s-eight-wins-…
Watch interview with Katelin- https://youtu.be/QkUBl1PYIHI Congratulations Katelin!

 

A Story of Perseverance

Here’s a great article on our former crew team member Kelsey Tainsh. Kelsey’s worked through some incredible obstacles in her life, and her story is more than inspiring:


Jake Snyder Boat Dedication

Priceless moment at Winter Park Crew Boathouse! We dedicated a boat to the one and only Jake Snyder! Jake is a WPC crew alumni and our inspiration! The most inspirational and heart warming moment of the day was when the Snyder brothers christened the boat now named the JAKE SNYDER. Click Here to watch the dedication video.

 


 

Alec Bertossa wins Head of the Charles Regatta

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Men’s Rowing) – In a competitive 42-boat field, Florida Tech flew past its competition in the collegiate eights race at Head of the Charles, capturing first place and establishing a new course record for the event at a time of 14:43.373 on Sunday. By winning the event, the Panthers’ earned the honorary title “Head of the Charles.”

Returning to Melbourne with a first-place medals are coxswain Casey Dalal, Jonas Karalius, Mindaugas Beliauskas, David Crooke, Spencer Freeman, Plamen Ivanov, Alec Bertossa, Wes Rabusseau and Frank Campione, moving from stroke to bow.

“It’s fantastic to start our fall season off on a great note,” Tech head coach Jim Granger said. “My goal for the guys was for them to earn a top-five finish, if not a top-two or three. They definitely exceeded my expectations. Casey set the boat up great and put the guys in a terrific position.

“Winning our race is a great accomplishment for the guys and the entire team. At Head of the Charles, you’re kind of on a world stage, so when you do well, it’s great for everybody. Heading up to the race, we were unsure of how well we were going to fare since we weren’t seeded, but that added to the experience.”

The Panthers’ impressive mark was 11 seconds faster than second-place Williams College (14:54.354). Trinity College, who previously set the event’s course record in 2007 at 14:58.705, finished third with a time of 14:57.165. The University of Virginia Rowing Association (15:06.644) took fourth and Notre Dame (15:12.789) rounded out the top five.

The 46th annual Head of the Charles marked Tech’s first event of the fall season. It was also the first time the Panthers’ varsity eight raced as a group in a brand new boat. Among the six returners in the eight were three newcomers – Beliauskas, Bertossa and Rabusseau – two of which are freshmen.

“When the race ended, we were unsure of the results,” Dalal said. “David and I actually found out that we had won before our teammates. It was exciting to win the event and it was neat to find out we set a course record. It was a little bit unexpected, but it was exciting.
“I think we fared well (in the race), especially considering how we fared in our previous fall races. This is an excellent group of rowers. I felt comfortable with all of them. In the race, I really had to rely on them. It was a challenging course with sharp turns and I couldn’t handle the rudder by myself. I had confidence in our rowers and wasn’t concerned heading into the race.”

Once the Panthers return home, they will prepare for the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Fall Classic, scheduled for Nov. 13 at Canal 54 in Fellsmere, Fla.

Winter Park alumni Alexander Bunkers (7 seat) wins Henley Royal Regatta in University of Washington Frosh 8

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England — The University of Washington freshman crew captured the Temple Cup trophy at the Henley Royal Regatta on Sunday with a thorough win over Amsterdamsche Studenten Roeivereeniging.

The Huskies were 4 ½-length winners over their Dutch rivals, finishing in 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

In their current run, the Grunties have defeated their Bay Area rivals in the Cal Dual, captured a Pac-10 championship, a national championship at the IRAs and now the Temple Cup at Henley, one of the most prestigious regattas in the sport.

Washington had not won at Henley since capturing the Ladies’ Plate Trophy in 2003. But this is the first Temple Cup for the Huskies.

“This is the first (UW) freshman crew that has ever won here,” coach Luke McGee said. “Before the race, the guys and I chatted a bit. I told them, ‘You have 50 minutes until you make history.’

“You look around our shellhouse and see boats like the 1936 boat that won in Berlin, and the boat that beat the Russians in Moscow. It’s pretty special to be included with crews like that.”

From the start of the race, the Huskies faced a stiff headwind on the course, making conditions painful for a 2,112-meter race on the River Thames. But Washington was able to take the lead early against Amsterdamsche Studenten Roeivereeniging, who had fired off the start.

Several other oarsmen with ties to Washington won on Sunday. Former Huskies Giuseppe Lanzone and Brett Newlin won the Stewards Cup in a four from the Princeton Training Center. Another former Husky, Kiel Petersen, won the Britannia Cup in a coxed four boat.

Current Huskies Conlin McCabe and Anthony Jacobs, along with former UW rower Rob Gibson, rowed for Shawnigan Lake & Victoria City out of British Columbia.

Two other Canadian Huskies, David Calder and Will Crothers, fell to Princeton in the semifinals of the Stewards Cup on Saturday.