BOSTON, Massachusetts – Rosie Brown, a varsity rower with Bainbridge Island Rowing, snagged bronze in her category at the recent 2016 World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brown’s time was 6:48.9 for the 2,000 meter race, a personal best.
A senior at Bainbridge High School, Brown competed against more than 250 rowers in the Junior (high school) Girls category, which had the most competitors of any category at the event.
Brown placed fourth in the world in 2015.
Earlier this year, Brown took first place for the second straight year in the Junior Girls category at the Northwest Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championships in Seattle. She won by 21 seconds.
Following that event, Brown shaved nine seconds off her Ergomania time by training hard during a school winter break, logging in 70,000 meters on the ergometer, a rowing machine.
The indoor regatta, held at Boston University, featured more than 2300 competitors from the U.S. and 30 countries. One of the founders of the event in the 1980s, also known as the C.R.A.S.H.-B.’s, was Bainbridge’s own Bruce Beall, BIR’s director of rowing and varsity boys coach.