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