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Fairfield Girls Win Big At Regional Rowing Championships

Rowers from Connecticut Boat Club earned five gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Junior District Championships.
Rowers from Connecticut Boat Club earned five gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Junior District Championships. Photo Credit: Laura Rigney

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - The Norwalk-based Connecticut Boat Club, the state's leading all-girls rowing team, enjoyed tremendous success at the recent U.S. Rowing Northeast Junior District Championships.

Over 395 entries from 35 rowing clubs competed in the event.

As a team, Connecticut Boat Club earned five gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals, earning medals in seven out of the eight events that it entered.

Here are the members of the medal-winning teams:

GOLD MEDAL Varsity 4+: Courtney Lincoln (Darien), Jessica Ferrante (Fairfield), Isabel Fitter (Fairfield), Meg Galloway (Ridgefield), Katie De Haas (Darien)

GOLD MEDAL Novice 4: Amanda Wilpon (Greenwich), Emily von Jena (Darien), Lily Davis (Darien), Mikayla Kehoe (Madison), Megan Palazzo (Fairfield)

GOLD MEDAL Second Varsity 8+: Kassy Boliakis (Fairfield), Claire Kelley (Darien), Erin Rigney (Fairfield), Natalie Puente (Greenwich), Julia Cornacchia (Darien), Kelly Caione (Fairfield), Natalie Yannopoulos (Westport), Haley Bower (Weston)

GOLD MEDAL Third Varsity 8+: Cali Nathanson (Newtown), Andy Bernhardt (Ridgefield), Lauren Squitieri (Wilton) Madeline Mauboussin (Darien), Claire Lincoln (Darien), Megan Kynast (Ridgefield), Katie Bower (Weston), Kat Eddie (Darien), Ava Colarusso (Ridgefield)

GOLD MEDAL Novice 8+: Amanda Wilpon (Greenwich), Emily Von Jena (Darien), Megan Palazzo (Ridgefield), Mikayla Kehoe (Madison), Lily Davis (Darien), Taylor Lust (Ridgefield), Helen Watson (Darien), Coleen Visnic (Branford), Taylor Arnold (Ridgefield)

SILVER MEDAL JV Four: Kassy Boliakis (Fairfield), Julia Cornacchia (Darien), Natalie Puente (Greenwich), Natalie Yannopoulos (Westport), Haley Bower (Weston)

BRONZE MEDAL Varsity 8+, Courtney Lincoln (Darien), Jessica Ferrante (Fairfield), Isabel Fitter (Fairfield), Meg Galloway (Ridgefield), Katie de Haas (Darien), Sarah Konishesky (Old Lyme), Paige Voigt (Darien), Kendra Shutts (Darien), Casey Clifford (New Canaan)

BRONZE MEDAL JV Four: Cali Nathanson (Newtown), Claire Kelley (Darien), Madeline Mauboussin (Darien), Claire Lincoln (Darien), Andy Bernhardt (Ridgefield)

PARTICIPATED Novice 4 "b": Isa Johnston (Darien), Taylor Arnold (Ridgefield), Olivia Luther (Fairfield), Arielle Kirven (Weston), Colleen Visnic (Branford)

CBC is also announcing open registration for its summer rowing program for experienced and new rowers. The schedule will be the following:

  • June 23-July 3 (Monday to Friday except July 4)
  • July 7- July 18 (Monday to Friday)
  • July 21 – Aug. 1 (Monday to Friday)
  • Aug. 4 – Aug. 15 (Monday to Friday)

Experienced rowers will have camp from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and will focus on smaller boats: Doubles, Pairs and Fours. Technique, small boat work and fitness will be emphasized.

There will also be a “Learn to Row” program from 10 a.m. to noon, running the same weeks as athletes learn to row in larger boats (8+).

The 12 spots per session are filling up quickly. Email Coach Liz Trond at Liz@ctboatclub.org to sign up. The cost is $550 per two-week session.

For more information, visit: ctboatclub.org/ .

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