VIRC junior rowers earn medals at Brentwood regatta

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:26pm
  • Sports

Vashon Island Rowing Club has been attending the regatta since its junior program began in 1997, medaling in four events at this year’s event.

VIRC’s Riley Lynch finished second in the Under-19 women’s single and Rohin Petram took third in the men’s single event.

“It was nice to finally have flat water and be able to show all the hard work I put in at practice,” said Lynch. “I was very happy with the way I raced and even happier to come to shore to all my teammates.”

VIRC’s Under-19 novice men’s quad (Lex Rosen, Nic Winkler, Renz O’Meara, Ryan Weller and cox Jenni Fossan) took second and turned in the fastest time by an American entry in the event by 12 seconds. Then came the biggest nail-biter of the weekend for VIRC, as Joshua Kyles and Baker VanBuren immediately replaced O’Meara and Weller in the quad to go back to the starting line for the Under-17 novice men’s quad final, somehow still finishing third.

“The racing was great,” said VIRC Junior Coordinator Summer Rosen. “Our cheering was so loud that you could hear us on the live feed that was being broadcast to everyone back home.”

Coach Ben Steele praised the group.

“The whole team put in a lot of work to come to this moment,” he said. “And it all came full circle with the great effort this weekend.”

— Jeff Hoyt

More in Sports

Pirates are a team both on and off the court

In the first two possessions against University Prep Saturday night, the Vashon… Continue reading

League play derails win streak

After winning nine non-conference games, the Pirates fell to league rivals.

Wrestling team places well at Rainier High tourney

Vashon wrestlers competed at the Rainier High School tournament last week, placing… Continue reading

Girls’ basketball makes strong showing at Trout Lake

The Pirates spent their holiday break continuing to work as a team… Continue reading

Young wrestling team makes its mark at Everett tournament

Last weekend, Vashon’s wrestlers traveled north to compete in the annual Everett… Continue reading

Shy of championship, boys’ basketball crushes Bellevue

Holiday tournament The Vashon High School boys basketball team traveled to Leavenworth… Continue reading

Island swimmers look for success

Vashon has two swim teams, and both are currently busy with local competitions.

Tennis courts set to be covered soon

The Vashon Tennis Club has been hard at work covering the tennis… Continue reading

Season starts with two wins on the road for VHS girls’ basketball

Wednesday, Nov. 28, vs. Bremerton High School (at Bremerton) The VHS girls’… Continue reading

Wrestlers off to a strong start

VHS wrestlers opened their season last week with a win over Lake… Continue reading

Vashon grapplers get set for new season

As the days continue to shorten, fall sports give way to their… Continue reading

Island soccer team wins Washington Cup tourney

The U15 Shoreline Sports Club Vashon, an island team affiliated with Shoreline… Continue reading