SARATOGA, N.Y. -- Bromfield-Acton-Boxborough Rowing sent two teams to the first National School Championship Regatta in Saratoga, N.Y. last weekend and came away with a third-place finish.
All rowers had to be from the same school to compete. The Bromfield boys entered the two-man sculling event. Jake Turchetta and Luca Basile won the state championship at the
MPSRA Championships, in Lowell, two weeks ago, and spent the last two weeks improving their speed. They charged their way to a third place finish and a bronze medal on Sunday in the 10-lane, 1,500-meter race course.
Four Acton-Boxborough High School scullers came in fifth. Senior Andrew Borghesani, and sophomores Ed Dunn, Garrett White, and Justin Hayes. The team qualified for this event in Lowell but two rowers were unable to participate due to training for the California national event this weekend.
Bromfield/Acton-Boxborough Rowing has another chance to shine on the national stage at the United States Rowing Youth National Youth Invitational Championship in Sacramento, Calif. Three Bromfield-Acton-Boxborough crews qualified for this weekend's event. (men's 4+, women's lightweight 4+, and women's 1x). This will be the team's final regatta of the spring season.
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Bare Hill Rowing alumni also continue to excel at the collegiate level. Three Bromfield graduates recently participated in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships (IRA's) held from May 30 to June 1 on Mercer Lake, N.J. BHRA alums, who rowed in the Varsity 1 boats for their colleges were Sam Ginouves in the Wisconsin boat (11th) ; Connor Finnegan in the Syracuse boat (16th) and Pat Ware in the Hobart boat, which finished 19th out of 24 teams.
The Bare Hill Rowing Club is sponsoring a "learn to row" program this summer for ages 12-and-over to adults. Classes will be held on Lake Boon, in Stow, with three rowers per coach and individual boats. Coaches are current high-school and college rowers.
This is a great introduction to the sport of rowing. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, both as an individual or ultimately as a member of a team.
Absolutely no rowing experience is required to participate. Sessions begin on June 23 and run in two-week intervals Monday-Thursday throughout the summer. Visit www.barehillrowing.com/programs/2014-summer-