Pound Ridge Rowers Help Norwalk Crews Win Medals At N.J. Regatta

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NRRA's 1st place Men's Varsity 4+, from left, Liam McDonough, Taylor Stauffer, Men’s Varsity Coach Yuri Kolomiets, Kris Petreski, George Mgaloblishivi and coxswain Patrick Lyon.
NRRA's 1st place Men's Varsity 4+, from left, Liam McDonough, Taylor Stauffer, Men’s Varsity Coach Yuri Kolomiets, Kris Petreski, George Mgaloblishivi and coxswain Patrick Lyon. Photo Credit: Contributed by Andrea Cragin
Pound Ridge rowers go for gold in the Men’s Varsity 4+.
Pound Ridge rowers go for gold in the Men’s Varsity 4+. Photo Credit: Contributed by Andrea Cragin

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Rowers from Pound Ridge helped Norwalk River Rowing's youth teams win seven medals at the Cooper Cup in a regatta that featured 52 clubs competing on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. 

Three Pound Ridge residents rowed in two of the medal-winning boats. Liam McDonough and Kris Petreski both helped power the men’s varsity four plus coxswain to its gold medal, beating the second-place finisher by nearly 12 seconds. Kaare Andersen rowed for gold in the JV four plus coxswain. 

Norwalk River also won gold medals in the men's varsity lightweight double, the women’s novice four plus coxswain, and the men’s JV single, a silver in the men’s lightweight four plus coxswain and a bronze in the men’s varsity double.

The Club’s next regatta is US Rowing’s Northeast District Junior Rowing Championships in Lowell Mass.  That regatta is a qualifying race for the youth national championships in June. Last year the Club sent eight boats to the national championships, the most boats of any club in New England.

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