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2012 Youth National Championships Live

2012 Youth National Championships Live

VIJC Final Results Place Event Lane Time 6 Womens Youth 2x FINAL-A 5 07:49.279 2 Mens Youth 2x FINAL-A 2 06:53.887 2 Mens Youth 4x FINAL-A 5 06:28.288 Broadcast Schedule   Saturday, June 9 Semifinals 2:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. EDTSunday, June 10 A, B […]

Congrats to the Juniors

Congrats to the Juniors

Great year for the Juniors!  Spring season had 42 boats medal.  Fall had 26.  That’s hard work and dedication!!

The Road to Nationals

The Road to Nationals

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, women’s varsity single, men’s varsity quad and men’s varsity double. The U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships will take place on the second weekend of June in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where the six qualifying rowers and coach will travel to compete against the fastest junior rowers in the nation.

As Vashon Island Junior Crew is a small rowing program with 37 athletes, qualifying for Nationals has been a tremendous challenge. Vashon has sent only eight boats to the National Championships during the team’s 22 year existence, one in 2007, one in 2008, two in 2010, and four in 2011. Last year the women’s varsity quad came in second nationally, winning the silver medal and the men’s lightweight double came home with the bronze.

This exciting opportunity will require substantial funding in order to make the competition for the Vashon rowers a success. The team will need to pay for the rowers’ expenses: airfare, boat rentals, regatta fees, coaching expenses, and room and board while at the competition, adding up to an estimated $15,000. The team is asking for support to help subsidize this cost so that we will be able to participate in this elite event.

Please contribute what you can.  Anything and everything helps!  You can donate  here on our website: http://vashoncrew.com/support-crew/ or mail your donation to VIJC  P.O. Box 79, Vashon WA 98070 (please write “Nationals 2012” on your check). Thank you so much for your support, we really appreciate it!!

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15 Medals Won at Northwest Junior Regionals

15 Medals Won at Northwest Junior Regionals

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 […]

VIRC Dominates Tri-club Scrimmage

VIRC Dominates Tri-club Scrimmage

On Sunday, May 6th, VIJC participated in a tri-club scrimmage with Olympic Area and Commencement Bay clubs at American Lake in Lakewood.  They dominated the competition with nine 1st  place and nine 2nd place finishes out of the 20 races held. The girl’s novice four, […]

2012 CBRC Tri-meet Regatta

2012 CBRC Tri-meet Regatta

Sunday May 6th Vashon Crew will attend the Commencement Bay Rowing Club Tri-Meet

Event Schedule

Juniors Deliver at Brentwood

Juniors Deliver at Brentwood

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 […]

25 Medals Won at Covered Bridge Regatta

25 Medals Won at Covered Bridge Regatta

Last weekend the Vashon Island Rowing Club medaled in 25 of the 43 races they entered at the 18th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta. The regatta, a high school, collegiate and masters event, draws rowers from Washington, California, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon, creating a large field of […]

Tri-Island Regatta a Success

Tri-Island Regatta a Success

Nearly one hundred fifty rowers descended upon Jensen Park in Burton on Sunday morning March 25th for Vashon Island Junior Crew’s first hosting of the Tri-Island Regatta, an unofficial competition with Bainbridge and Orcas Island junior crews. The four lane 1500 meter course started at the north end of Quartermaster Harbor near Portage and finished at Jenson Point.  Vashon dominated the day, rowing in sixteen of the seventeen races and placing first in eleven of them.  Bainbridge earned the top spot in six of their twelve races, while Orcas, a small club with only fifteen rowers, won two second place finishes in their six races.

Spicing up the event a bit, Coach Richard Parr had VIJC competing against their teammates in three races.  In the varsity men’s double, Gus Magnuson and Ryan Bingham crossed the finish first in 4:54.5 with Ky Burton and Alexander Wright following to take second.  Avalon Koenig and Emmie Kehoe, rowing against Katelyn Carter and Ella McConnell in the varsity women’s double, bested their crewmates by twelve seconds, completing the race in 5:46.0.  The varsity women’s quad race saw two sister teammate crews challenging one another.  Charlotte and Emmie Kehoe, along with Koenig and Carter edged out TeraJane and Anna Ripley, with Hannah Russel and Kelsey Abella by nine seconds with a finish time of 5:21.2.  The friendly island contest ended with a warm lunch shared by rowers, coaches, spectators and parent volunteers.

Two VIJC Rowers Featured in USRowing Yearbook

Two VIJC Rowers Featured in USRowing Yearbook

Two of Vashon Island Junior Crew’s very own are featured in the 2011 USRowing Yearbook. On page 13 is the story from the Junior Worlds competition held in England this past summer, where VIJC’s Mia Croonquist (third from the left) and her boatmates won Gold in the Women’s […]