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A Weekend of Regional Championships

June 24, 2013

On opposite coasts, the 2013 USRowing Northwest Masters Regional Championships on the west coast and the 2013 USRowing Southeast Regional Championships on the east coast took place last weekend.

Held in Vancouver, Wash., on June 21-23, the Northwest Masters Regional Championship awarded trophies to the overall men and women’s teams for the first time. Sammamish Rowing Association won the men’s trophy and Pocock Rowing Center Women won the women’s trophy.

Sammamish Rowing Association brought home wins in the mixed double sculls, men’s single sculls and the lightweight men’s single sculls.

Pocock Rowing Center won gold in the women’s AA four with a coxswain, women’s single sculls and lightweight women’s single.

Lake Union Crew won the women’s B eight in 3:34.94 and Willamette Rowing Club took gold in the men’s eight in 3:25.14.

Meanwhile, on June 22-23, the Southeast Regional Championships were held on Langley Pond in Aiken, S.C.

Veteran and 20-time racer at the championships, Robert D’Italia finished second in the men’s masters single sculls in the “F” age group, behind winner Jonathan Rich, who finished with a time of 3:49.3.

Jacksonville Rowing Club won the men’s masters eight in 3:17.0, over Asheville Rowing Club and Nashville Rowing Club, both with just under a two-second handicap.

Rocket City Rowing Club won gold in the women’s master’s eight in 3:42.2 with an 11.8 second handicap, over second-place finishers, Atlanta Rowing Club and third-place Nashville Rowing Club.

Results for the Northwest Masters Championship can be found at: http://usrowing.org/Events/RegionalRegattas/NWMasters/2013NWMastersResults.aspx.

Results for the Southeast Regional Championships can be found at: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results/2958_5813.pdf.

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Courtney Fritts, courtney@usrowing.org

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