by Kassandra Nevarez, Marketing and Communications Intern
SPOILER ALERT: WE QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS!
Last weekend, our crews packed up and drove almost four hours to compete at the New York State Championships. Both our men’s and women’s Manhattan pairs qualified for Nationals for the first time in Row New York history! Big congratulations to Ricardo, Sam, Sophia, and Amayda!
“I am extremely proud of the varsity and novice teams that competed at States for RNY-Manhattan this past weekend. At the beginning of the rowing year (Fall 2016), we set the goal to send two pairs to the Youth National Championship. The team trained hard and delivered on that objective this past weekend. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the collective hard work of every rower and coxswain on this team. You pushed your personal limits and your teammates every day, proving that dedication towards a common goal can absolutely be achieved with hard work.” – Jackie Kleinhans, Manhattan Youth Program Manager
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Other Notable Highlights:
— The Manhattan men’s novice and varsity 8+’s came in 4th overall!
— The Manhattan women’s varsity eight came in 3rd in their final!
— The Queens second varsity eight experienced a crab at 750m BUT recovered quickly and finished 3rd in clubs. Great work getting back up after you fall down!
This race was one of twelve qualification races for Nationals. For this reason, crews from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont can attend. Our crews took their experiences from this racing season to the race course and did very well.
“Queens crews got lots of experience, executed great racing, and got to see how large the field in New York State is and how much faster the state is getting. At the trailer, we saw a lot of solidarity, focus, and pure joy! Excited to bring our V8 and 2V8 to Northeast next week.” – Breanne Fitzsimmons, Queens Youth Program Manager
Men’s Varsity 2- = 1st in clubs, 2nd overall
Men’s Varsity 8+ = 7th in clubs, 13th overall
Men’s Novice 8+ = 2nd in clubs, 4th overall
Men’s Lightweight 4x = 4th in clubs, 5th overall
Men’s Junior Varsity 8+ = 5th in clubs, 9th overall
Women’s Varsity 2- = 2nd in clubs, 2nd overall
Women’s Varsity 4+ = 5th in clubs, 12th overall
Women’s Novice 4+ = 5th in clubs, 7th overall
Women’s Junior Varsity 4- = 3rd in clubs, 9th overall
Women’s Varsity 8+ = Petit finals: 2nd in clubs, 3rd overall & 0verall: 8th in clubs, 12th overall
Women’s Varsity 2- = 4th in clubs, 5th overall
Women’s Novice 8+ = 8nd in clubs, 17th overall
Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+ =4th in clubs, 8th overall
Women’s Varsity 4+ = 12th in clubs, 30th overall
Men’s Varsity 1x = 11th in clubs, 20th overall
Congratulations to everyone for such a strong performance! You make us all proud.