Stotesbury Cup Regatta

posted May 20, 2013, 6:18 PM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jul 4, 2013, 11:46 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
W.T. Woodson High School Crew
Stotesbury Cup Regatta 
Head Coach’s Race Recap 

This past weekend the Woodson crew team packed up its trailer and headed off to Philadelphia for the 87th annual holding of the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Friday morning brought on time trials where the top 18 times in each category advanced to the semi-finals. The Men’s Freshman 8+ finished 20th of 45 with a time of 4:56.22, the Men’s Junior 4+ finished 48th of 61 with a time of 5:30.98, the Women’s Junior 4+ finished 31st of 59 with a time of 6:02.35, and the Men’s Senior 4+ finished 19th of 54 with a time of 5:04.66. Advancing to the Semi Finals were the teams two State Championship crews, the Women’s Junior 8+ finishing 17th of 46 with a time of 5:21.6 and the Men’s Junior 8+ finishing 4th of 48 with a time of 4:33.58.

In the Semi Finals Saturday morning, the Women’s Junior 8+ finished 6th with a 5:30.14 behind Philadelphia locals Oakcrest & Mt. Saint Joes, Mainland & Ridgewood from New Jersey, and Walt Whitman from Bethesda, MD. The Men’s Junior 8+ finished second in their Semi Final behind Gonzaga from Washington, DC with a 4:31.36 advancing to finals! They beat locals Oakton & Thomas Jefferson from Fairfax, St. Augustine from Florida, and Fairfield Prep from Connecticut.
In the Men’s Junior 8+ Stotesbury final, our Woodson men finished 4th behind Montclair from NJ, Mt. Saint Joes from Philadelphia, and Gonzaga from Washington DC with a 4:34.33. In my time with Woodson, this was the most exciting race I have witnessed. They beat Holy Spirit from Philadelphia and local TC Williams from Alexandria. I would like to congratulate all of our athletes for their incredible efforts in Philadelphia this past weekend. Our 2013 season comes to a close this weekend at SRAA Nationals at Cooper River, NJ. Best of luck to our qualifying crews, the Men’s Freshman 8+, Women’s Junior 8+, and Men’s Junior 8+ this weekend!

Pull for Woodson!
Trevor Barry
Head Coach
W.T. Woodson High School Crew