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2009 - 2010 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 and Leon Suvak, named first team All-Met by the Washington Post;
- Peter Bacas, Steve Cauffman and Hannah Yoest, named All-Met honorable mention;
- Carol Dinion, named women’s coach of the year;
- Peter Bacas, named male rowing athlete of the year by the Better Sports Club of Arlington; and
- Noelle Crosby, named female rowing athlete of the year by the Better Sports Club of Arlington.
Yorktown’s crew team came up big at this year’s Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta, held May 28-29 on the Fish Creek race course in Saratoga Springs, NY: Both first varsity boats finished in the Top 10—the best combined men's and women's performance in the team’s history. Read more.
Yorktown had one of its strongest showings ever at the annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia this year. We were unsuccessful in breaking into the coveted "final six" in any category, but we qualified more crews for the semifinals than last year (and perhaps ever) and the athletes were able to see tangible evidence that the long regimen of training followed this year is paying dividends in speed. The team entered crews in the women's senior 8, second 8, freshman 8, junior 4 and lightweight 4; on the men’s side senior 8, second 8, junior 8 and freshman 8 crews participated in the 84th running of the prestigious regatta. Read more.
VASRA State Championships
The Yorktown men’s junior 8, all sophomores, got the rescheduled Virginia state championship regatta off to a great start on May 22, earning a two-second victory in their race. The Patriot crew, which came into the race as the top seed, bested crews from West Springfield, Thomas Jefferson, Robinson and Woodson. Read more.
The Yorktown freshman, novice and lower varsity crews traveled to the Occoquan on May 1 for the traditional Ted Phoenix Lower Boat Championship regatta. Conditions were superb for racing, mild to warm temperatures and little wind. Read more.
The Yorktown and W-L crew communities co-hosted the Charlie Butt Regatta on the Potomac River April 24, a fabulous event named in honor of the longtime W-L head coach Charlie Butt who actively served the rowing community of greater Washington from 1949 until his death in 1992. [See the full story of Charlie Butt and his continuing influence on DC-area crew at http://www.charliebuttregatta.com/2010/The_Story_of_Charlie_Butt.html.] Read more.
On a cold and windy day, 98 YHS athletes braved the choppy waters of Lake Mercer in New Jersey to test their fitness and skill versus some of the top high school, prep school, and club crews in both the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Read more.
A very big day for Yorktown! Read more.