@GonzagaRowing Earns Program Best Finish at US Youth Nationals — Henley Up Next

Gonzaga Crew raced at the USRowing Youth Nationals in Sarasota, Florida, last weekend.  This event features primarily club programs that draw from multiple high schools.  Gonzaga’s eight was the highest placing scholastic crew in the field, ultimately finishing 4th out of 24 crews.  The crew achieved Gonzaga’s best-ever finish in this event, improving upon 5th in 2016 and 8th in 2015.  In addition to the eight, we raced a Heavy 4+ (12th out of 19 crews) and a Lightweight 4+ (8th out of 20 crews).

Watch the final races and see the lineups for each crew below:

Youth 8

Coxswain: Stephen Ponticiello ’17

Stroke: Richard Hrdy ’17

7: Winston Leslie ’18

6: Joseph Johnson ’17

5: Thomas Vasquez ’17

4: John Schoenewolf ’17

3: Jackson Gillum ’17

2: John Roberts ’18

Bow: Jack Kiyonaga ’17

Youth 4

Coxswain: Tyler Warburton ’17

Stroke: Nate Tobey ’17

3: Brendan McCabe ’17

2: Michael Dommel ’18

Bow: Andrew C. Thomas ’18

Youth Lightweight 4

Coxswain: John Carluccio ’18

Stroke: Jake Nicoll ’17

3: Dylan Young ’17

2: Matthew LesStrang ’19

Bow: Alex Khlopin ’19

Gonzaga will bring one 8 to race at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley on Thames, England, an hour outside of London, from June 28th to July 2nd. There is a draw similar to the NCAA’s March Madness tournament, and racing is head to head. Win and you advance, lose and you are out. Gonzaga qualified for the tournament in 2015 where the Eagles had an impressive run, besting the defending champion Eton in the “Elite 8” to advance to the semifinal on Day 3.  Races will be live-streamed.

Go Gonzaga!

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