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Last Week, Capital Rowing Club earned 5th place overall out of 47 clubs competing at USRowing Masters Nationals. Out of 31 entries, Capital’s placed in 23 events, with an official medal count of 6 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze.
Check out the results in detail on HereNow, or see the Capital highlights below:
We’re all excited to be here in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for the chance to race (and hopefully beat) this country’s top masters teams. We’d like you to join us! Every day the final races for each event will be live-streamed on YouTube at links included below and we’d love for you to cheer us on from home!
Here are the website links for everything related to Masters Nationals (there is a different link for each day) –
Final races usually begin at around 1:00-1:30 PM EDT each day, but be sure to check the US Rowing link included at the bottom of this message for any updates related to potential weather or other regatta delays. Please note that many of the events below have multiple pre-ceding heat races in which the various CRC boats need to do well prior to racing in finals for each event. You can check the results page on USRowing or Regatta Central to make sure your favorite Capital boat made it through to finals!
Capital Rowing Club (CRC) is participating in the following events:
Para-rowers from the US and Canada raced 1000 meters down the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.
Capital Adaptive (CARP) had 9 rowers compete in 12 events and won 15 medals: 8 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze. We medaled in every event we raced in. Every rower medaled at least once.
Official event names are below. Note: There is a new classification system in para-rowing: PR 1 (formerly known as AS: arms/shoulders), PR 2 (formerly known as TA: trunk/arms), and PR 3 (formerly know as LTA: legs/trunk/arms).
In event #1, Dammie raced in a single. He wore a headset and Leon from Capital Jr.s was in his own single, ahead of him, with a headset with a microphone, giving Dammie steering instructions. This has been a goal of Dammie’s for years and thanks to Leon and support of the club in allowing coaching hours, loaning us Leon, as well as the Skyes boat with which he raced, we were finally able to make it happen!
1 PR3 1x Mens Cat B – Dammie (guided by volunteer Leon from Capital jrs) 1st
1 PR3 1x Mens Cat B – Dan 2nd
5 PR3 1x Womens Cat A-F – Margaret 1st
6 PR3 1x Womens Cat G+ – Sarah 3rd
10 PR1 1x Mens Cat C-D – Shannon 1st
10 PR1 1x Mens Cat C-D – Joe (beat his time from last year by 30 seconds!) 3rd
15 PR2 1x Mens – Kenny 1st
17 PR3 2x Mens – Dammie and Dan 2nd
19 Composite PR3 2x Mens Cat G+ – Chuck rowing with volunteer: Thyra 2nd
21 PR3 2x Mixed – Margaret and Dan 3rd
22 Composite PR2 2x Mens – Sherman rowing with volunteer: Lena (first time Bayada participants!) 1st
23 Composite PR3 2x Mens Cat A-C – Dammie rowing with volunteer: Leon (from Capital jrs) 1st
25a PR3 4+ Mixed 4+ with Dan and Margaret seat 1st
Thank you Capital for the notes and messages of encouragement this weekend! A massive shout-out again to Club PM for helping unload the trailer upon our return to the boathouse! And again, can’t thank all our volunteers from club Capital, JUNIORS, and the community at large for all the support- we can’t do it without you!
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