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Westport's Saugatuck Rowing Club Qualifies For Youth National Championships

Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors will be sending nine varsity boats to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships June 10-12.
Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors will be sending nine varsity boats to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships June 10-12. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors will be sending nine varsity boats to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, as a result of the team’s performance at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Worcester, Mass., May 21-22.

The qualifying SRC boats will compete in USRowing Youth National Championships June 10-12 in West Windsor, N.J. Highlights of the team’s performance at regionals included a gold-medal pair race by Westport’s Oliver Bub and Lucas Manning, who last year represented the U.S. in the 2015 World Junior Rowing Championships.

The women’s varsity 8+ and the women’s lightweight varsity 8+ boats bested their fields, both bringing home the gold.

“Our rowers showed their mettle in some tough races at Northeast Regionals, and we’re looking forward to competing against the best boats in the country at USRowing Youth National Championships later this month,” said Sharon Kriz, director of junior rowing, Saugatuck Rowing Club.

In addition to the first-, second- and third-place finishes in varsity races that automatically qualified for nationals, SRC successfully petitioned for three fourth-place boats to earn berths in the national competition, sending a total of nine boats to West Windsor.

Click here for the full list of qualifying boats.

The Saugatuck Rowing Club, 521 Riverside Ave., Westport, provides world-class rowing instruction for youths and adults, beginners to experienced, private club amenities, Wi-Fi lounge and café, newly equipped fitness facility, complimentary fitness classes and social events for all ages.

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