Tag: Tate Gill

2013 Northwest Regionals

2013 Northwest Regionals

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 […]

Frostbite and Head of the Lake Regattas

Frostbite and Head of the Lake Regattas

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, […]

5 Crews Going to Head of the Charles

5 Crews Going to Head of the Charles

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 not raced the regatta previously, they were placed in the lottery pool and got selected.  This long standing regatta is known for it’s difficult course which has four major turns and seven bridges to navigate under along the Charles River.  “One of the big problems with the Head of the Charles is it’s hard to say how fast a boat really is”, says Coach Richard Parr.  “With the turns, bridges and boats in your way, it’s not unusual to have to stop to safely get through certain areas of the course.  Strategy is every bit as important as speed in this one.”

Gus Magnuson is competing in the Men’s Club Singles on Saturday at 11:48am EDT.  “I’m going to be the first Vashon rower to row in this.  I’m nervous but at the same time really excited.  I hope people plan on watching”, said Magnuson.  The regatta will have a live webcast that can be watched here:    http://hocr.org/the-2012-regatta/2012-live-webcast/

On Sunday the first to row are four of Vashon’s Women Masters in the Director’s Challenge Womens Quads at 10:36am EDT.  They are Kim Goforth, Su Dewalt, Debby Jackson and Marilyn Kleyn.  Following them will be Tate Gill and Baxter Call in the Men’s Youth Doubles at 11:55am EDT.

Competing in the Women’s Youth Doubles are Kalie Heffernan and Anna Ripley at 12:12pm EDT.

And in the Women’s Youth 8+, which has 85 entries, are coxswain Ally Clevenger, Halimah Griffin, Maya Krah, Teagan Lynch, Emmie Kehoe, TerraJane Ripley, Kirsten Girard, Katelyn Carter and Bryn Gilbert.  When asked what they are most excited about Griffin said winning.  Gilbert added, “Not necessarily winning but doing well cause the eight’s improved a lot and everybody is really happy about the progress we’ve made.”  The girls said they want to prove that Vashon is a force to be reckoned with.  That race begins at 1:50pm EDT.

Good luck and row hard Vashon!!

 

Two Silvers at Youth Nationals

Two Silvers at Youth Nationals

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 […]

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 […]