Lookout Rowing Earns Club National Medals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

It was a good weekend on the water for Lookout Rowing Club as five boats competed at the Club Nationals Regatta in Oak Ridge, with four in the finals and two earning silver medals.

Men’s Lt Weight Double: A pair of local high school coaches - David Hall (Chattanooga Junior Rowing) and Anders Swanson (GPS) - combined talents and rowed to a silver medal finish in the 2,000 meter race behind champion SoCal Scullers.

“We have only been rowing together for about a month, but after we won a 1,000 meter race at the Southeast Regionals we knew we had the speed to compete at the national level,” said Hall.

Swanson said,” we clicked pretty quickly when we first rowed together and we are really happy to have earned a silver medal at nationals.

“We knew we would be competing against talented rowers from New York, Philly and Southern California, but we came in with high expectations.”

Women’s Quad: the Lookout Rowing Club team of Siobhan Duff (stroke), Rachel Brimer, Bailey Wood and Allison Colberg rowed to the silver medal.

GPS Alums College Bound: Bailey Wood will row at UCLA in the fall for coach Amy Fuller, while coxswain Lauchean Davis heads to the U. of Virginia.

“These are two of the top NCAA Division-I programs in the country and I am sure both Bailey and Lauchean will be successful at the college level,” said Swanson who was a member of the McCallie Varsity 8+ which placed fifth (2000) and seventh (2001) at high school nationals.

Coach Fuller was a member of the U.S. women’s national team which trained in Chattanooga, 1993-96, prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics and won a world gold medal in Women's 8+ in 1995.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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