Deep in the Southern Appilachain range, countless crews from across the nation converged on the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for this year’s Youth Summer National Championships. A 3 day event defined by sweltering heat and fierce competition, we are proud to have seen our teams come away with a staggering 31 medals overall. With podium positions across 21 of the 29 total events, other boat-builders paled in comparison to our commanding presence.
First among our champions was Row West, hailing from the golden shores of Los Angeles, California. Their tenacious athletes took golds in both the Women’s U17 1x and Women’s Youth 1x events, joined on the podium by several other teams in WinTech shells.
In addition to winning the overall points trophy, RowAmerica Rye also dominated across a myriad of events. Taking 9 golds in the Women’s U16 4+, U17 4x, U17 8+, and Youth 4x, as well as the Men’s U17 8+, Youth 2-, U17 1x, U16 4+, and U17 4x, their stalwart team lead from the front come finals day. Once again, they were joined by fellow teammates and rival teams alike on the podium in each event, all proudly racing WinTech shells. Specifically, 4 of the 6 boats in the Men’s U17 8+ and Women’s U17 4x finals were Kings and WinTechs. The same went for half of the entire field within the Women’s U17 8+ and Youth 4x finals. In short, if there was a final, odds were that there was going to be a WinTech or King shell in medal contention.
Last, but certainly not least, among our national champions were Penn AC in the Men’s Youth 4+, Maritime Rowing Club in the Women’s U16 8+, Litchfield Hills in the Women’s U17 2x, and Oakland Strokes in the Men’s Youth 4-. As was the norm at this regatta, Oakland Strokes was joined in their final by 3 other teams in WinTech shells, a testament to the dependability and performance of our boats.
The list of medalists in our shells goes on. Here is the full breakdown:
|Women’s U17 1x||Row West||Gold|
|Women’s U16 4+||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Men’s Youth 4+||Penn AC||Gold|
|Men’s U17 8+||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Women’s U17 4x||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Women’s 16 8+||Maritime||Gold|
|Men’s Youth 2-||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Women’s Youth 1x||Row West||Gold|
|Men’s U17 1x||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Women’s U17 2x||Litchfield Hills||Gold|
|Women’s U178 8+||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Men’s Youth 4-||Oakland Strokes||Gold|
|Women’s Youth 4x||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Men’s U16 4+||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Men’s U17 4x||RowAmerica Rye||Gold|
|Women’s U17 1x||Litchfield Hills||Silver|
|Men’ Youth 4x||Oakland Strokes||Silver|
|Women’s Youth 8+||Row West||Silver|
|Women’s U17 4+||RowAmerica Rye||Silver|
|Women’s U17 4x||RowAmerica Rye||Silver|
|Women’s Youth 1x||RowAmerica Rye||Silver|
|Men’s Youth 8+||Penn AC||Silver|
|Men’s U17 4+||Maritime||Silver|
|Women’s U16 4x+||RowAmerica Rye||Silver|
|Men’s U17 8+||Maritime||Bronze|
|Women’s U17 4x||Oak Neck Academy||Bronze|
|Women’s Youth 1x||The Port Jefferson||Bronze|
|Men’s U17 4+||RowAmerica Rye||Bronze|
|Men’s Youth 4-||Penn AC||Bronze|
|Women’s Youth 4x||South Jersey||Bronze|
|Women’s U16 4x+||Maritime||Bronze|
We congratulate all the great athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers that made up the teams that chose our shells to faciliate their glorious victories. With such an incredible weekend in the books, we cannot wait to see what the upcoming Fall season has in store for us all!
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