Posted at 13:22h
Freezing temperatures, choppy water and heavy white caps caused the organizers of last weekend’s Head of the Hooch rowing regatta in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to cancel all rowing on Saturday. However, the weather was marginally better on Sunday and our students who had traveled to Tennessee were able to participate, compared to the South Florida climate. This regatta is the 2nd largest in the country with 2,000+ boats racing over two days. Participants come from over 200 different organizations and 27 states.
Collin Renae and Zach Allsworth raced in a Men’s Youth pair (together for the first time) and finished 21st out of 34 with a time of 20:14.0. Jackson Moore and Kenny Rondino competed in the Men’s Youth 1x. Jackson placed 8th out of 63 with a time of 19:40 and Kenny placed 61st out of 63 with a time of 24:21.
“I am beyond thrilled for both Jackson and Kenny. They are both stronger than last year and their results show that the training program is working. Jackson Moore beat some Junior National Team rowers and rowers that he was not able to beat last season. I am excited to see Jackson excel at this race and am looking forward to continue training him for Junior National Team.” said coach Cumbest.
Over the next few weeks, the rowers will continue to work on their stamina by long rows, but starting in December, they will transition into training shorter distance in preparation for Spring racing.
Go Rowing Lions!