North Cascades Crew celebrates success at NW Juniors RegionalsIn its first year, North Cascades Crew sent all but one rower to the finals at this year’s Northwest Junior Regional Championship Regatta May 14 through 17 at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash.
Varsity rowers Claire Robinson (Monroe) and Cortnee Whittington (Lake Stevens) captured NCC’s first regional championship trophy, winning the Women’s Varsity 2x (double). Robinson also won a silver medal, placing second in the Woman’s Varsity 1x (single).
Both girls qualified to compete for National titles in Cincinnati this June. Hayden Wahlman (Lake Stevens) rowed an exceptional race and placed third in the Woman’s Lightweight 1x (single) category bringing home the bronze medal. Dan Morgan (Marysville) qualified and rowed in the Men’s Varsity 1x final. Morgan with Grady McGuire (Lake Stevens) qualified and rowed in the Men’s Varsity 2x final. McGuire also rowed in the Men’s Varsity 2 1x final. Wahlman and Whittington qualified and rowed in the Women’s Varsity Lightweight 2x final.
Novice rowers Griffin Siadak (Lake Stevens) and Graylon Thomas (Marysville) won silver medals rowing to a strong second place finish in the Men’s Novice 2x (double). Devynn Vogt (Lake Stevens) and Maggie Lykins (Lake Stevens) both qualified and rowed in the same Women’s Novice 1x final. Siadak, Thomas, Nicholas Johnston (Snohomish), Zak Langford (Lake Stevens), and Kyle Morrinzon (Marysville) also advanced to the finals in the Men’s Novice 4x event.
Rowing on Lake Stevens, the NCC Junior Crew is a BSA Venture Crew for boys and girls ages 13 and up. The youth actively participates in running their program with the focus being on building leadership and teamwork skills.
Registration is now open for the NCC Junior Summer Program. Summer Novice Rowing Camp and continued rowing for experienced rowers starts on June 22.
Fall season starts Sept. 8. Adult Learn to Row classes, recreational and competitive group rowing is also available. For more information go to www.northcascadescrew.com or call 1-888-ROW-NCC1.