The Port Rowing varsity and novice rowing teams—which includes students from North Shore High School—traveled to Saratoga Springs for their final race of the spring season to compete in the New York State High School Rowing Championships last month and had an impressive showing by bringing home eight club medals.
Leading the way for the Vikings were the Novice teams, taking home four medals including a Gold and Silver medal in the Boys Freshman 4+ category (first and third overall), a Silver medal in the boys Novice 8+ event (third overall), as well as a bronze medal in the Girls Freshman 8+ event (seventh overall). Both scholastic and club teams compete at the New York State Champs. Medals are awarded according to overall finish and placement within the club category.
The varsity followed suit and earned one bronze medal in the Women’s Lightweight 4+ (ninth overall), two silver medals in Men’s (sixth overall) and Women’s (10th overall) Varsity 4’s, and topped it off with a strong performance by the Women’s Varsity 4+ A Boat placing third overall in a field of 45 and earning a Gold medal for fastest Club boat.
The Women’s Varsity A+ boat represented Port Rowing at the USRowing Youth National Championships on June 10 in Mercer, NJ. Battling through a rough weather season with many canceled races and windy practices, the team stayed focused and pushed each other to work harder than ever as a team and earn Port Rowing its third consecutive trip to the National Championships.
The Port Rowing club team represents high schools throughout the North Shore of Long Island. Rowers come from Roslyn, Syosset, Great Neck South, Solomon Schechter, Long Island School for the Gifted, St. Mary’s and North Shore High School as well as Schreiber High School.
To learn more about Port Rowing’s programs for high school and middle school students, visit www.portrowing.org.