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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Sept. 24, 2023

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Letter: Youth rowing program is a success


Vancouver Lake Crew’s youth rowing program, which serves kids from middle school through high school, placed in several events at the 51st Brentwood College School International Regatta, April 28-30, outside of Victoria, British Columbia. The races were attended by youth from Canada and the U.S.

Vancouver Lake junior rowers brought home medals in three races. A gold medal for the Under 15 Women’s four-person crew, with coxswain, and a silver in both the Under 19 Novice Women’s four-person crew with coxswain, and the Under 19 Men’s single. Rowers in the first- and second-place women’s boats were Anorah Allen, who attends Gaiser Middle School; Hadley Campbell, Thomas Jefferson; Katie McClellan, McLoughlin; Lainey Thorsen, Cam Academy; and Atticus Braam, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, as coxswain. David Pearson placed second, for a silver medal, in the men’s single.

Come watch Vancouver host the USRowing NW Youth Championships on May 19-21 at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, where junior rowers from around the Pacific Northwest will be competing.

Vancouver Lake Rowing Club, a nonprofit organization, hosts summer rowing camps for youth 7-18 years of age. Contact coach Conor Bullis at 206-450-3433 or email vancouverlakerowingclub@gmail.com.

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