Bainbridge rowers bag medals at Brentwood regatta

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Bainbridge Island rowers performed very well at the recent 48th Annual Brentwood International Rowing Regatta on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on April 27 and 29 — taking seventh place overall.

Brentwood is a premier regatta with 31 rowing clubs from all over Canada, Washington, Oregon and California attending. It showcases the rowing talent of several hundred rowers, representing over 600 entries.

“Brentwood always has a very competitive field,” said Bruce Beall, men’s varsity coach. “Every year we can count on rowing against some very deep and experienced clubs, so I was happy with our BIR team placing seventh overall.”

Highlight performances included a silver medal finish by the Juniors, Under 19 Men 4+ team of N. Faust, J. Philip, H. Dore, C. Lindquist and N. Sublett (cox).

Several teams snagged Bronze medals, also: Under 19 Novice Men 8+ (I. O’Hartigan/B. Van Aken, O. Sykes, J. Odermat, A. Driggers, J. Muir, S. Fleming, J. Palmer and J. Arnsdortf, cox); Under 17 Novice Men 8+ (B. Van Aken, O. Sykes, A. Driggers, W. Taylor, J. Muir, E. Hammer, M. Stoehr, J. Weller and J. Arnsdortf, cox); Under 19 School Women 8+ (G. Dymoke, J. Batson, O. Pells, T. Longley, I. King, R. Rosencrans, G. Carsten and O. Zachariah, cox);

Under 19 3V Women 4+ (K. Lockyear, L. Wolf, M. Burkard, E. Goodman and J. Ekstrand, cox); Under 19 Women 4+ (G. Dymoke, J. Batson, O. Pells, T. Longley and O. Zachariah, cox).

The next regatta on the schedule for Bainbridge Island Rowing is the US Rowing Northwest Regional Championships, taking place in Vancouver, Washington on May 17-20.