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Norwalk River Rowing Sends 2 Crews To U.S. Youth Nationals

Christopher Martensson (left) and Liam McDonough will compete in the Men's Youth Pair at the USRowing Youth National Championships.
Christopher Martensson (left) and Liam McDonough will compete in the Men's Youth Pair at the USRowing Youth National Championships. Photo Credit: Rina Reichgut
Left to right are Jamie Fagan, Brad Spiewak, Kevin Lenihan, Ben Hufnagel and Ethan Reichgut of the Norwalk River Rowing Association's Men’s Youth Lightweight Four.
Left to right are Jamie Fagan, Brad Spiewak, Kevin Lenihan, Ben Hufnagel and Ethan Reichgut of the Norwalk River Rowing Association's Men’s Youth Lightweight Four. Photo Credit: Rina Reichgut

NORWALK, CONN. -- Norwalk River Rowing Association’s youth racing program finished off a successful spring sprint season by qualifying two for the USRowing Youth National Championships in West Windsor, N.J., June 10-12.

Liam McDonough of Pound Ridge, N.Y. and Christopher Martensson of Norwalk will race in the Men’s Youth Pair.

Jamie Fagan, Kevin Lenihan, Brad Spiewak and Ethan Reichgut all of Wilton along with Ben Hufnagel of Norwalk will race in the Men’s Youth Lightweight Four. This is the youngest boat Norwalk River Rowing has ever qualified at Nationals as three of the five rowers are high school sophomores.

After competing at regional competitions nationwide, only the top youth rowers go on to Youth Nationals, which consists of 178 clubs racing in 18 events.

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