Virginia State Rowing Championship

posted May 12, 2013, 11:49 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jul 4, 2013, 11:47 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
W.T. Woodson High School Crew 
Virginia State Rowing Championship Regatta 
Head Coach’s Race Recap 

What ended up being a historic day for the W.T. Woodson Crew team began at 10:19am with the Men’s Fours coached by Josh Baum. The Men’s 1st 4+ advanced to the petite finals finishing 3rd in their heat with a 5:26.93, and the Men’s 2nd 4+ advanced to their final finishing 2nd in their heat with a 5:53.65. Coached by Julie Sutliff, the Women’s Junior 4+ advanced to their final with a 3rd place finish with a time of 6:33.97. In the final two Woodson heats of the morning, the Men’s & Women’s Juniors 8+s both qualified for their afternoon finals with 1st place finishes in their heats, with times of 5:06.30 and 5:59.60 respectively.

In the afternoon Finals, The Women’s Junior 4+ finished 5th with a time of 6:54.19, the Men’s 1st 4+ won the petite final with a time of 5:34.70, and the Men’s 2nd 4+ brought home bronze medals and a 3rd place finish with a time of 5:47.39! Back to back finals saw back to back State Championships won by the Women’s Junior 8+ coached by Trevor Barry and Men’s Junior 8+ coached by Todd Jesdale! The Women’s Junior 8+ edged West Springfield out by 4.21 seconds taking home the NVRA Bowl, and the Men’s Junior 8+ beat TC Williams by 4.66 seconds winning the NVSRA Cup 21. This is the first time Woodson has claimed a Varsity State Championship since 2007, and the first time since 1999 two varsity crews took home championships in the same weekend!

I would like to congratulate all of our Varsity crews on their amazing performances at the VSRC Regatta, all their hard work this season, and their tremendous success! Woodson will be sending the Men’s Junior 8+, Women’s Junior 8+, and Men’s Freshman 8+ to SRAA Nationals in New Jersey the 24th & 25th of May! Before that though comes the Stotesbury Cup Regatta with over 1,000 boats entered and a million rowers next weekend!

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