Photo courtesy of Patrick Batson | The Bainbridge Island Rowing Mixed Masters 8 pose for a photo at the annual Summer Rowing Extravaganza at Green Lake in Seattle earlier this month.                                 Photo courtesy of Patrick Batson | The Bainbridge Island Rowing Mixed Masters 8 pose for a photo at the annual Summer Rowing Extravaganza at Green Lake in Seattle earlier this month.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Batson | The Bainbridge Island Rowing Mixed Masters 8 pose for a photo at the annual Summer Rowing Extravaganza at Green Lake in Seattle earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Patrick Batson | The Bainbridge Island Rowing Mixed Masters 8 pose for a photo at the annual Summer Rowing Extravaganza at Green Lake in Seattle earlier this month.

Bainbridge rowers stake claim at Green Lake extravaganza

SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island Rowing continued its 2017 season in fine form at the annual Summer Rowing Extravaganza at Green Lake in Seattle on Saturday, Aug. 5.

With calm waters, sunny skies, and mild temperatures throughout much of the day, BIR officials said, the conditions were near ideal for the incoming Junior Novice rowers to get their first taste of competition.

For the Masters rowers, it was a chance to compete against old rivals and friends from 25 other rowing clubs from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska on the 1,000-meter course.

In a full day of racing, BIR placed in four of the 10 events in which they competed.

The Women’s Novice 8+ (E. Sewell, S. Batson, S. Byron, A. Boden, Z. Ransom, B. Sturgeon, S. Salot, G. Chin and Z. Pells, cox) placed third overall in a field of seven teams with a time of 4:25.

Later in the day, the Women’s Novice 4+ (E. Sewell, S. Batson, A. Boden, S. Byron and Z. Pells, cox) placed third among nine teams with a time of 4:38.

For most of the girls, team officials said, it was their first time rowing in a competition after completing the summer rowing program.

The Masters also put up strong performances.

The Women’s Masters 4+ (C. Clark, K. Scanlan, S. Entress, J. Syvertsen and K. Carlson, cox) placed second in a field of 10, with a time of 3:51. The Men’s Masters 4+ (D. Dale, M. Stewart, M. Saunders, J. Foy and K. Carlson, cox) placed third out of eight with a time of 3:48.

BIR’s next Masters competition will be the Bill Richards Memorial Scrimmage on Eagle Harbor, Sept. 9. The Juniors will compete at the Frostbite Regatta on Green Lake on Nov. 4.

More in Sports

Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)
Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie named Olympic League MVP

After a dominant year on the mound, including a no-hitter in the… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Tides sweep away Spartans, 50-37

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bainbridge Island Spartans girls basketball… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday… Continue reading

Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge improves to 2-0 with 73-34 rout over Olympic

Two games, two 70+ point performances and two wins. It seems Bainbridge… Continue reading

Jay Bowditch, center, got his first hole in one at the age of 83. He was at Wing Point Golf Club on Bainbridge Island on a sunny April 30. He used an 8 iron on Hole 2 from 100 yards away. It was witnessed by four family members, including his granddaughter Kendall. Courtesy Photo
It’s in the hole

Jay Bowditch, center, got his first hole in one at the age… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program.… Continue reading

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when… Continue reading

Mark Krulish
COVID rise makes me wonder about the next season

The spring sports season comes to an end this week — perhaps… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave… Continue reading

The Spartans No. 1 player Anna Kozlosky follows through on a swing on the fairway. Courtesy Photos
BHS girls win Olympic League golf title

The Bainbridge High School girls golf team won the Olympic League title… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK sprinter stars; boys win team title

Bainbridge Island, Kingston also have top finishes

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors