Established in 1981, the Head of the Lake regatta, hosted by Lake Washington Rowing Club and University of Washington, was held Sunday November 3rd and is the largest fall regatta on the West Coast. With 493 boats organized into 45 race categories the HOTL lived […]
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The Greenlake Summer Extravaganza regatta marks the end of the 2013 summer rowing season. This year’s event showcased a powerful display by upcoming, current and recently graduated Vashon Junior rowers. Vashon rowers put the “thunder” back in the event with 10 victories and four second place […]
W Var 4x placed 3 rd = Nationals. Alright Hannah, Anna, Kirsten & Kalie!!
M Var 4x took 2nd = Nationals. Yeah Tate, Gus, Jacob & Isaiah!!
W Ltw 2x takes second = Nationals. Nice Katelyn & Shannon!!
W 1x takes 3rd = Nationals. Way to go Anne!!
M Ltw 2x placed 2nd = Nationals. Whoo hoo Baxter & Nathaniel!!
Men’s 3 Varsity Double. Way to go Julian and Ethan!!
W Nov 2x Second in timed Final by one second. Nice job Tea and LeeAnn!
W 3Var 2x FIRST in Final. Way to go Ella and Kai Li!
Men’s pair 3rd = final.
Heat sheets and results for the 2013 USRowing Northwest Junior District Championships will be posted here as they become available.
Vashon Island Junior Crew recently competed at the Northwest Junior Regional Championship in Vancouver, Washington where four of our boats raced their way to one of the top three spots in the finals, qualifying for national competition. The boats that qualified were the women’s varsity double, […]
Vashon Island Junior Crew garnered 15 medals and qualified four boats for Nationals at the 2012 Northwest Regional Regatta at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, WA. With 23 teams and thousands of athletes from the region, the club’s success stands out among the field of competitors. Of the 16 preliminary races they entered, 14 qualified for the finals, so many so that VIJC needed to borrow a boat from another club in order to be in all events.
Four boats triumphed, winning gold medals and US Rowing trophies. The JV women’s quad had their work cut out for them when the competing crew gained on them in the last 500 meters. The rowers, Hannah Russell, Kelsey Abella, Anna Ripley, Shannon Lipe, and coxswain Kai Li Scheer, poured on the power and crossed the finish 1.5 seconds ahead. In an even closer race, the JV men’s quad, with Liam McConnell, Alexander Wright, Jack Mask, Julian Baca and cox Rayna Shinn, lead the field and took first by .94 seconds. Novice girls Scheer, Bryn Gilbert, Kirsten Girard, Kalie Heffernan, and coxswain Ally Clevenger, showed their strength and placed first in the quad race, finishing two boat lengths of open water ahead of the field. For the first time, VIJC brought home the trophy for the girl’s high school eight, a serious but fun race where the crews dress to represent their schools. Sporting green and yellow attire, complete with pirate tattoos to showcase VHS’s mascot were rowers Ella McConnell, Katelyn Carter, TerraJane Ripley, Halimah Griffin, Charlotte Kehoe, Avalon Koenig, Maya Krah, Taegan Lynch and cox Shinn.
Eight silver medals were won, three of which qualified to compete in the Junior Nationals. The boy’s varsity quad, with Baxter Call, Tate Gill, Gus Magnuson, Ryan Bingham, and coxswain Sarah Warner, the girl’s varsity double with Avalon Keonig and Emmie Kehoe, and the boy’s varsity double with Magnuson and Bingham. The other silver medalists were Scheer and Anna Ripley in the JV women’s double, Girard and Heffernan in the novice women’s double, Ben Zaglin and Ethan Rumberg in novice men’s double, McConnell and Baca in the JV double, and the novice women’s four with Gilbert, Girard, Krah, Lynch with cox Clevenger.
Crews brought home three bronze medals, one of which also qualified for Nationals, the girl’s single rowed by Emmie Kehoe, who has chosen not to race this event and instead concentrate on her double race with Koenig. The boy’s JV double with Wright and Mask, and the boy’s novice quad, coxed by Clevenger, with Charles Elliott, Rumberg, Patrick Hanson, and Ben Zaglin, who substituted for Nathaniel Petram due to a broken nose after being hit by a Frisbee, were happy with the bronze.
Coach Richard Parr said he was very pleased and proud of all the rowers’ efforts, not only at Regionals but throughout the season. He recognized the seniors, specifically Captains Ky Burton and Koenig, saying “With me coming from the other side of the world, and even though we both speak English …. there’s lots of differences. They did an outstanding job of welcoming me and showing me how we do things on Vashon.” The coxswains were complemented, as well. “They do such an amazing job of helping and being my right hand people. They never complain, they just do.”, said Parr.
The Junior Nationals Regatta will be held June 8th -10th in Oakridge, TN.
Vashon Island Junior Crew traveled to Victoria, British Columbia last weekend and took part in one of North America’s largest high school crew races, the Brentwood Regatta. Competing with 36 teams from Canada, Washington and Oregon, VIJC entered 34 preliminary heats on Friday and Saturday and secured their place in 13 final races, medaling in 9.
Winning the four gold medals were the JV Men’s quad, with Liam McConnell, Ben Zaglin, Charles Elliott, Julian Baca and coxswain Rayna Shinn; the Men’s double with Gus Magnuson and Ryan Bingham; the Novice Women’s four, with Bryn Gilbert, Kirsten Girard, Maya Krah, Teagan Lynch, coxed by Ally Clevenger; and the Novice Women’s quad with KaiLi Scheer, Anne Gaspers, Kalie Heffernan, Girard and Clevenger.
Two silver medals were won by the Women’s eight, with crew Hannah Russell, Shannon Lipe, Anna Ripley, Girard, Gilbert, Lynch, Krah, Halimah Griffin and Shinn; and the Men’s quad with Baxter Call, Tate Gill, Magnuson, Bingham and Cox Sarah Warner.
Bringing home the bronze were the Novice Men’s quad with crew Ethan Rumberg, Nathaniel Petram, Patrick Hanson, Elliott, coxed by Zaglin; the Men’s quad with Jack Mask, Call, Gill, Hanson plus Zaglin; and the Single Men’s with Magnuson.
“I’ve been incredibly impressed with the performance this crew’s done and the ability they’ve had to handle business on the water”, said regatta coach Tom Kicinski. “When I rowed for Vashon nobody medaled at Brentwood. This has been a huge shift in this team. Kicinski said the crew’s performance was especially impressive considering the high level of competition at the regatta. “This regatta appeals to the best crews in the (Northwest) area, all the big schools, and they have some good programs, especially the host school.”
VIJC placed second overall in efficiency, which is the number of entries in relation to the results.