NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk River Rowing's youth teams won seven medals at the Cooper Cup regatta on Sunday, April 27.
The regatta featured 52 clubs competing on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.
Norwalk River won four medals in championship events: two gold medals in the men's varsity lightweight double and mens varsity four plus coxswain (which won by 11.7 seconds), a silver in the mens lightweight four plus coxswain and a bronze in the mens varsity double.
Norwalk River also won gold medals in the womens novice four plus coxswain, mens JV single and the mens JV four plus coxswain, which won by 1 minute and 10 seconds. Three Norwalk residents contributed to the medal count: Chris Martensson took a gold in the mens JV four plus coxswain; Victoria Markow took another gold in the womens novice four plus coxswain; and Brian Helms took a bronze in the mens varsity double.
The clubs next regatta is U.S. Rowings Northeast District Junior Rowing Championships in Lowell Mass. That regatta is a qualifying race for the youth national championships in June. Last year the club sent eight boats to the national championships, the most boats of any club in New England.