2008 - 2009 Season


The strength of Yorktown’s crews this year was evident in the team’s medal-winning performances at the spring’s championship regattas. Those performances were team driven, but a number of rowers were singled out for their individual contributions. Among the winners were:

  • Paige Monborne, Ian Suvak, and Elliott Oakley, named first team All-Met by the Washington Post;
  • Ellis Carpenter, Leon Suvak and Eric Young, named All-Met honorable mention;
  • Andy Bacas, named men’s coach of the year; and
  • The men’s second varsity, named best boat of the year.

A full list of the year’s school and banquet award winners can be found on the history tab by clicking here. All of the team’s past all-met winners can be found here.


Over the Memorial Day weekend, Yorktown crew packed up its trailer, truck, tents and entourage for the last time of the 2009 season and made the trek back to Lake Mercer, NJ, for the 75th Annual Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championships. Read more.


Yorktown took a big contingent to Philadelphia to compete in the 83rd annual Stotesbury Cup regatta. The Patriot women's 1V, 2V, junior 8, freshman 8 and lightweight 4 all made the trek north, while on the men's side the 1V, 2V, freshman 8 and junior 4 were entered. Read more.

VASRA State Championships

The 30th annual Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championship regatta proved to be a truly historic day for Yorktown. In a stunning series of performances, every YHS crew that advanced to the finals medaled. Further, two distinguished efforts in extremely challenging heats, the women's 2V and women's lightweight 4, could easily have advanced had the draw been different. Read more.

Ted Phoenix

Yorktown’s freshman men’s 8 rowed to a historic silver medal at the Ted Phoenix lower boat championship regatta May 2 at the Occoquan, finishing second to four-time defending freshman champion St. Albans. It was the first medal for Yorktown’s freshmen in this event since the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association went to the “full heat to final format” in 2002. Read more.

Charlie Butt

We had wonderful weather for the Charlie Butt regatta along the banks of the Potomac and the YHS rowers had yet another great showing. Winning performances in the finals were notched by the men's 1V and 2V and women's 3V. Almost all of the Yorktown entries advanced through the heats to the finals, including both of the women's top boats. For the men's 1V, this was their THIRD Charlie Butt championship in a row--a Yorktown record! Read more.

Mercer Sprints

Congratulations to the entire Yorktown rowing community for a big showing at the Lake Mercer Sprints on Saturday, April 18. The parent support was incredible and the food in the tent was "the best ever’’—perfect for our between-race rowers. Read more.