NORWALK, Conn. – Thirteen rowers from the Norwalk River Rowing Association qualified for the USRowing 2017 Youth National Championships that will be held in Sarasota, Fla. in June.
Representing NRRA at the Youth Nationals will be Olivia Bernadini, Mackenzie Cote, Mackenzie Holmgren, Liam Jenkins, Kevin Lenihan, Oliver Peacock, Ethan Reichgut, Jamie Trentos from Wilton; Ben Hufnagel, Victoria Markow from Norwalk; Lorenzo Del’Innocenti from Westport; Neil “Bo” Pollio Jr. from Darien; and Ian Trostle from Pound Ridge.
The NRRA athletes will join roughly 1,500 other rowers all vying for national titles in 18 different boat classes.
The athletes qualified by posting top 3 finishes at the USRowing Youth Northeast Regionals held in Worcester, Mass on May 20-21.
In addition to qualifying these 13 athletes for the premier junior rowing event in the US, NRRA captured three gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the Northeast Regionals.