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Saugatuck Rowing Sends 5 Boats To Youth Rowing Nationals

Saugatuck Rowing Club's mens youth 4+ finished second in the Northeast Regional Championships by less than .1 second. Harry Burke (Westport), Michael Cantor (Weston), Alin Pasa, (Westport), Sawyer Banbury (Weston), and Diego Banbury (Weston) Photo Credit: Contributed
USRowing Youth Nationals qualifier, Saugatuck Rowing Club mens lightweight 8+. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed
Saugatuck Rowing Club’s womens lightweight 4+. Left to right: Sanna ten Cate, Westport; Bonnie Pushner, Fairfield; Eden Schumer, coxswain, Westport; Evan Shorrock, Westport; and Alice Sardarian, Westport Photo Credit: Contributed
SRC’s gold-medal womens youth 8+ crew, celebrating their win at Northeast Regionals. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed
Gold-medal SRC womens youth 4+ athletes: Camila Meyer-Bosse (Westport), Clara Everett (Fairfield), Isabelle Grosgogeat (Westport), Hope Weisman (Larchmont), and Parker Cuthbertson (Westport). Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport's Saugatuck Rowing Club had five boats qualify for the USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota next month.

The boats qualified by placing in the top three of the Northeast Youth Championships in Worcester, Mass on May 20-21.

The womens youth 8+ boat will be looking to defend their national title from last year.

The Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors qualifying crews for the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships include:

Womens Youth 8+ (gold) – Noelle Amlicke (Westport), Tatiana Chermayeff (Rowayton), Caitlin Esse (New Canaan), Grace McGinley (Westport), Kelsey McGinley (Westport), Sophie Pendrill (Scarsdale, NY), Charlotte Powers, coxswain (Fairfield), Imogen Ratcliffe (Westport), and Willemijn ten Cate (Westport)

Womens Youth 4+ (gold) -- Parker Cuthbertson (Westport), Clara Everett (Fairfield), Camila Meyer-Bosse (Westport), Isabelle Grosgogeat, coxswain (Westport) and Hope Weisman (Larchmont)

Mens Youth 4+ (silver) -- Sawyer Banbury (Weston), Diego Baugh (Norwalk), Harrison Burke (Westport), Michael Cantor (Weston), and Alin Pasa, coxswain (Westport)

Mens Youth Lightweight 8+ (bronze) – Steve Batter (Wilton), Emir Beg (Westport), Natalie DiLeo, coxswain (Fairfield), Jared Edwards (Westport), Henry Grant (Trumbull), Sam Holzhauer (Ridgefield), Justin Schmidt (Westport), Ethan Vosper (Westport) and Andrew Woods (Westport)

Womens Youth Lightweight 4+ (bronze) – Bonnie Pushner (Fairfield), Alice Sardarian (Westport), Eden Schumer, coxswain (Westport), Evan Shorrock (Westport), and Sanna ten Cate (Westport)

“The competition at Northeast Regionals is always tough, and we are proud of our team’s performance against other top crews,” Sharon Kriz, director of rowing and head junior boys coach, Saugatuck Rowing Club said. “It’s rewarding to send so many of our junior rowers to the national championships.”

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