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    • May 15, 2017 in Sports

    Sarasota Crew Wins 6th Consecutive Southeast Regional Championship

    OSPREY, FL (May 15th, 2017)- Sarasota Crew competed at the USRowing Southeast Youth Rowing Championship at Lake Lanier on May 13th and 14th. Winning 20 medals, and 6 trophies.

    Sarasota Crew had 27 boats in the grand finals of 24 events on Sunday, and won 7 events, with 6 second place finishes and 7 third place finishes.

    This regatta serves as a qualification regatta for the Youth National Championships. Sarasota Crew qualified 10 boats for the National Championships which will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, June 9th-11th.

    “This weekend we met the toughest regional competition I have seen since coming to Sarasota. I am certain that the Southeast Region will be represented strongly at the Youth National Championship this year.”, Coach Galvanek stated. “We have 50 student-athletes competing for National titles in front of a hometown crowd, truly amazing.”

    One of many highlights of the weekend was the Men’s Youth 4+ who started the weekend of racing with only a handful of practices together. The crew of Zachary Stith, Mathew Pitchford, C. Shaw Bowman, Zachary Fagiani, and Grace Menke finished the time trial with a 7 second gap behind the first place crew. They raced in the semi final and closed the gap to 1.1 seconds, and then this determined crew went on to win the final by 3.5 seconds and qualified their boat for the National Championships.

    Sarasota Crew competed with 40 other teams from across the Southeast, and won the Spooner Cup, Allstate Cup, Benderson Men’s Cup, SE Youth Women’s Points Trophy, Nathan Benderson Trophy, Sculling Points Trophy, and the SE Youth All Points Trophy for the 6th consecutive year.

    Sarasota Crew’s next race will be the USRowing Youth National Championships at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, June 9th-11th.


    Sunday, May 14th, 2017


    Mens Youth 8+ Mens Youth 2nd 8+ Womens U17 8+a Mens Youth 4+

    Cian Graue Logan Jeffries Campbell Shaw Mathew Pitchford

    Travis Earp Jai Kondapolli Lauren Andrews Zachary Fagiani

    Clark Dean Malakai Leon Jordan Keene Zachary Stith

    Isaac Ward Will West Ailbhe OGrady Shaw Bowman

    Christian Irving Julian Wilberding Juliette Schuhmacher Grace Menke

    Jeremy Lipford Austin Ham Graycen Miller

    Harrison Schofield Brandon Rodriguez Isabella Gomez

    Andrew O’Grady Nicholas (Cole) Egrie Wynona Dean

    Sydney Edwards Camille Edwards Isabella Strom

    Mens U17 4x Mens Youth 1x Mens U17 1x

    Malakai Leon Clark Dean Harrison Schofield

    Owen Corr

    John Stainbrook

    Samuel Napoliello


    Womens Youth Ltwt 8+ Womens Youth 2nd 8+ Womens U17 8+b

    Sarah Mihm Cheyanne Simmons Elise Dean

    Maggie Klimchuck Maya Weerasooriya Abigail Steinwachs

    Bethany Newcomb Caitlin Lynch Julia Roberts

    Natalia Bermudez Eva Prestamo Alexis Naguib

    Campbell Shaw Veronica Middleton Maddie Scarlett

    Lauren Andrews Arielle Jordan Avery Long

    Cecilia Ghose Isabella Gomez Ashley Pelton

    Ellie Cole Toni Ginsberg Lucy Lacivita

    Lara King Lara King Cassandra Bradley

    Mens U17 4+ Womens Youth 4x Womens U17 2x

    Maximillian DeWolf Olivia Deniro Christina Strates

    Jakob Jarczynski Julia Braz Ellie Cole

    Thomas Kochevar Angela Szabo

    Jared Earp Tatum Cox

    Will Messina


    Mens Youth Ltwt 8+ Womens Youth 3rd 8+ Mens Youth Ltwt 4+ Mens Youth 4x

    William Young Alexis Firlie Christopher Wolf Cian Graue

    Park Dietz Lucy Lacivita Ethan Friday Nicholas (Cole) Egrie

    Michael Sullivan Maddie Scarlett Carson Hirshberg Isaac Ward

    Jack Miller Graycen Miller Jared Earp Jeremy Lipford

    Riley Choquette Ashley Pelton Gabriella Giannone

    Jakob Jarczynski Lauren Vittorio

    Maximillian DeWolf Sydney Edwards

    Samuel Napoliello Emma Mast

    Jacob Shusko Isabella Strom

    Womens Youth Ltwt 2x Mens Youth 2- Womens U17 1x

    Sydney Wright Zachary Fagiani Bethany Newcomb

    Romy Roberts Travis Earp

    Team Captains Tatum Cox and Jeremy Lipford

    Mens Youth 4+ from left to right: Zachary Stith, Mathew Pitchford, Grace Menke, C. Shaw Bowman, Zachary Fagiani

    Founded in 2002, Sarasota Crew is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide

    elementary, middle and high school-aged Sarasota County youth with positive, competitive

    rowing experiences that cultivate high standards of personal integrity and self-esteem, promote

    teamwork and sportsmanship, and instill a lifelong commitment to a healthful lifestyle and

    serving the community. Sarasota Crew’s Headquarters is based in Bay Preserve in Osprey, FL

    with additional satellite offices in downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. To learn more, visit

    www.sarasotacrew.com or call 941-966-9791