Sunday, July 01, 2007

Malvern Quad Wins at the Reading Town Regatta

Malvern Quad Wins at the Reading Town Regatta

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2007

The first Malvern Quad, composed of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, won the Senior 2 Quad Event against Sydney Rowing Club from Australia at the Reading Town Regatta on Saturday. They beat Newport Aquatic Center from the USA in their heat and beat the Sydney A boat by a boat length and a half. The second Malvern Quad, which included Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, lost to another boat from Sydney Rowing Club by one boat length in the Junior Quad Event. The composite quad composed of Brandon Hanna and Randy Scott from Malvern and two rowers from Green Lake High School in Seattle lost to Carlow Rowing Club from Ireland in the Junior Quad Event. “The boys rowed very well today, which was quite a challenge considering the awful flooding conditions,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. “They are now gearing up for training for Henley next week, as well as doing a brush race against Carlow Rowing Club from Ireland on Monday.” Brush racing is short racing for practice and interaction between the teams.

The Draw for the Henley Royal Regatta was released, and the first Malvern Quad was seeded in the top eight selected crews in the Fawley Challenge Cup Quad Event, so they do not begin racing until Friday against the winner from the heat between Windsor Boys School and a composite boat of Marlow Rowing Club and Maidenhead Rowing Club. The second Malvern Quad, which qualified for Henley this past Friday, starts racing on Thursday against KRS Sport Gent from Belgium in their heat. Malvern coaches Brandon O’Brien and Nate O’Connor are among the seeded crews in the Championship Double Event and will start racing next Thursday against Michal Sloma and Marcin Brzezinski from Poland. Good luck to all the Malvern crews this week; it should be an incredibly competitive week of preparation and racing.

Results from the Reading Town Regatta have not been released as of the time of this article’s release. When they are released, they can be found at the Reading Town Regatta’s main website, found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/Reading-Town-Regatta.htm

The draw from the Reading Town Regatta can be found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/RTR-Draw2007.pdf

The draw for the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/downloads/draw_2007.pdf

Further information about the Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/index.htm

Results from this weeks racing will be reported on promptly. As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com

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