Brentwood rowers win two gold, two silver, and two bronze at the Frostbite Regatta in Seattle

Sunday, November 11, 2007 - By: Brian Carr

The Brentwood rowers travelled to Seattle this past weekend to compete in the Frostbite Regatta at Green Lake and then at the prestigious Head of the Lake out of the University of Washington. At the Frostbite Regatta, the Brentwood rowers won gold in the lightweight men's coxed four and the heavyweight men's coxed four. The J.V. men had a great day as well, winning two silvers in the Junior Varsity eight and four. The heavyweight men's eight won the bronze and the new 3V girls coxed four won the bronze in their first ever race together. The senior girls varsity eight and four raced very well and competitively and came fourth in the four and sixth in the eight where there was only 0.8 seconds between third and sixth place finishers. On Sunday, the team travelled down to the University of Washington to compete in the Head of the Lake regatta. This is the largest fall regatta west of the Mississippi. Weather again played havoc on the day, and the course was shortened to 1500 m from 5000 m and crews had to wait out a long delay of over an hour (the Brentwood athletes were on the water for over 90 minutes before their race had even started). The J.V. men came fourth, the varsity men came 6th and the varsity women came 8th. It was a great weekend to experience our first races of the season where our competition were experiencing the end of their season. I would like to thank Derek Garside, Bob Dallin, Curtis Dearden, Patricia Steinbrink-Kelly and Robyn Willow for their efforts this weekend. This was Ms. Willow's first trip as a manager and she did a first-class job. Next up will be the Island Championships this Sunday at the Royal Roads campus in Victoria. Races begin at 9:30 am and end around 2:30 pm.

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