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 […]
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With the north wind Boreas casting a jaundiced eye on Jensen Point, VIRC hosted its inaugural Drag Race in Quartermaster Harbor on Sunday morning June 2nd. Eleven masters rowers (7 men and 4 women) braved the choppy waters, rowing single sculls in side by side 500 meter […]
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.
A 2000 meter sprint race through the fabled Montlake Cut between Lakes Washington and Union was the venue for VIRC’s first ever appearance in the Husky Open regatta on April 6th. The event continued the pattern of blustery weather from earlier regattas this spring and the […]
On March 24th, the Vashon Island Junior crew traveled to Bainbridge Island’s for a Spring scrimmage with Bainbridge Island Rowing Club and Olympic Area Rowing . Vashon rowers took first place nine of the 15 races and added second-place finishes in four more on the 1,400-meter course in Eagle […]
Vashon Island Rowing Club wrapped up their fall season at two Seattle regattas this past weekend winning two first place medals and dominating in second and third finishes.
On Saturday, the junior rowers competed in the Frostbite at Green Lake, a one kilometer sprint race, where they won the medals. The women’s open quad, with Kalie Heffernan, Hannah Russell, Emmie Kehoe, Anna Ripley and coxswain Ally Clevenger, crossed the finish in 3:55.8, eleven seconds ahead of the closest competing crew. The novice girls had a strong race in the women’s novice four event, taking first by seven seconds. Rowing in that boat were Mei Lee Vandervelde, Caprial Turner, Emma DuBois, Emily Milbrath with Olivia Mackie coxing. “The novice girls did an awesome job this weekend”, said Assistant Coach Tom Kicinski, who also lamented the cancellation of the novice boys race due to wind conditions later in the afternoon.
Second place finishers were the women’s open four and the women’s JV four. The three Vashon boats that placed third were the men’s open quad, the women’s 3rd varsity four, and the men’s lightweight eight.
On Sunday at the Head of the Lake regatta, a 5k head race co-hosted by the University of Washington and Lake Washington Rowing Club, both the masters and juniors competed in seven races. Five boats finished in second place, two of which had competing Vashon crews in the field.
In the men’s junior quad, Gus Magnuson, Tate Gill, Baxter Call and Isaiah Mosser-Rohe, with cox Mackie, came in second while rowers Nathaniel Petram, Patrick Hanson, Charles Elliott, Jack Mask and cox Isaac Hughes placed fourth, both boats on the heels of Canadian crews. Coach Richard Parr commented, “Victoria City would have a lot of kids to choose from. They scull very well and are well coached. Coming in second to them is no shame.”
Crews in the women’s Masters quad race both took second in their respective flights and the master’s men, rowing in a four and a double, each finished second, as well. “The masters had good races all the way around”, Parr said.
Although the junior girl’s quad came in fourth overall, they were only one second behind the fastest American boat, which also pleased Parr.
In the highly competitive women’s junior eight race, the same crew that raced in Boston two weeks ago put their training to the test and took third place out of eleven entries. “Ally steered really well and we looked solid coming through the Montlake cut”, said Parr. “We’ve come a long way in the eight compared to a year ago. We’re right up there with the big guns but we’ve got some more work to do to overtake those big guns.”
Assessing the fall season Parr said he used the season to try different and new things to gauge how the team will move forward and where they will move forward to. He said, “I’m really happy because we got some pretty good depth across the board, especially with such a young team”.
VIRC sent five boats to compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA on October 20 and 21. The invitational is the largest regatta expo in the world, drawing thousands of rowers from around the globe and nearly 300,000 spectators. Vashon was […]
Vashon Island Rowing has five boats competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA on October 20th and 21st. The invitational event, in it’s 48th year, is the largest regatta in the world, drawing thousands of rowers and 200,000 to 300,000 spectators. Since Vashon had […]
VIRC competed in their first fall season regatta at the Tail of the Lake at Lake Union Sunday, September 30th. Twelve of the 17 boats entered placed in the top three. This time trialed head race is 4 kilometers beginning at the Aurora Avenue Bridge running to the south end of the lake and looping north to finish at Gas Works Park. Assistant Coach Tom Kicinski describes this race as very unique. “I was very impressed with the kids. They handled themselves well out there and used what we practiced, especially in the turns”, Kicinski said
Two crews brought home first place hardware this year. Shannon Lipe and Hannah Russell in the Junior Women’s double crossed the finish in 17:12 and the Masters Women quad, rowed by Marilyn Kleyn, Su DeWalt, Debby Jackson, and Kim Goforth in 15:32.
Out of the six second place finishes the team achieved, the most notable was the Junior Women’s eight, which crossed the finish in 14:25, just 3 seconds behind their first place competitors who were ranked fifth in the nation at the Junior National Championships this past June. Rowing for Vashon were Halimah Griffin, Maya Krah, Taegan Lynch, Emmie Kehoe, Kirsten Girard, Kalie Heffernan, Anna Ripley, Bryn Gilbert, with coxswain Ally Clevenger.
Other junior second place winners were Isaiah Mosser-Rohe and Eli Sedgemore in the Men’s Junior double, Heffernan and Ripley in the Women’s Open double, a “grade ten” race, as Coach Richard Parr describes it. “The other clubs have their assumed best double combination of rowers. For these girls to come in second is pretty impressive”, said Parr. Emma Dubois, Emily Milbrath, Caprial Turner, Mei Lee Vandervelde with cox Olivia Mackie also took second in the Women’s novice quad. Kicinski said he was very happy with the entire novice team performance at their first regatta. “The girl’s novice quad did really, really great putting it together’, he said. Parr agrees, “They did a great job, especially the coxswains with the turns. They did brilliantly.”
The competitive Men’s Masters eight crew finished with an impressive second place time of 13:20 while the Women’s Masters quad came in five seconds behind the VIRC first place quad at 15:37. Parr’s is pleased with the Masters Women coming in first and second. “They’ve put in a lot of work, done extra training sessions and it shows”, he said. Steve Haworth placed third out of field of twelve in the Men’s Masters single race earlier in the morning then jumped into the masters eight, filling in for an injured rower, racing a total of about five miles for the day.
Third place junior wins were in the Men’s quad, with Tate Gill, Gus Magnuson, Sedgemore and Mosser-Rohe, in the Men’s four, with Charles Elliott, Baxter Call, Nathan Petram, Jack Mask and novice coxswain Ellie Hughes, and in the Women’s quad with Gilbert, Anne Gaspers, Mary Lawrence and Kai Li Scheer.
Coach Parr said it was a good start to the season.
Vashon Island Junior Crew came home victorious from the US Rowing 2012 Youth Nationals Championships, garnering two silver medals. The event, a culmination of the spring season, was held at Melton Hill Lake in Oakridge, TN and featured more than 1,500 athletes from high school and […]