Sunday, September 10, 2006

End of spring 2006 season update

Towards the end of the 2006 spring season, many of the guys competed in some of the most competitive races, including the Scholastic Rowing Association’s Annual Regatta (Nationals) in Saratoga Springs, the USRowing National Youth Championships in Cincinnati, Can-Am-Mex in Mexico City, and the Junior World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Here’s a summary of the results (click on the links above to get to the full results pages).

SRAA Nationals: Peter Glowa and Brandon Hanna finished 5th in their final for the Junior Double. Matt McManus, Mark Borgerson, Sean Stewart, and Mike Rawlings came in 3rd in the Junior Quad behind Dennis Morris and Haverford. Ryan Watson and Carl Jablonski came in 3rd in their highly competitive Senior Double heat by one second behind Conestoga. Ryan Coyne, Carter Lindborg, AJ DiValerio, and Matt Hurley came in 2nd in their Senior Quad final, behind Roman Catholic by one second.

USRowing Youth Nationals in Cincinnati: Because of their exceptional racing at Cities, the Varsity Quad and the Varsity Double was invited to the USRowing Youth Nationals in Cincinnati. Ryan Watson and Carl Jablonski came in 6th place in their Youth Double final with a time of 7:40.69. Ryan Coyne, Carter Lindborg, AJ DiValerio, and Matt Hurley came in first place by .01 of a second ahead of Maritime Boat Club in the Youth Quad final. That win sent Malvern to Mexico City for Can-Am-Mex.

Can-Am-Mex: Mark Borgerson, Matt McManus, and Sean Stewart raced against the best from Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Guatemala at Can-Am-Mex in Mexico City. Mark Borgerson came in 4th place in the Men’s Single Event. Matt McManus and Nate Kelly of Maritime Boat Club in Connecticut came in 4th place in the Men’s Double Event. Sean Stewart, Matt McManus, Mark Borgerson, and Nate Kelly came in 3rd place in the Men’s Quad race.

Junior World Championships: After their performance at the time trials in Princeton, AJ DiValerio and Carter Lindborg created a composite Quad with William Kelly and Sebastian Kirwan of Maritime Boat Club to represent the United States in the Junior World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. They finished 6th in the D Final with a time of 6:33.74.