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Norwalk's Connecticut Boat Club Sends 8 Rowers To National Teams, Camps

Girls from Norwalk-based Connecticut Boat Club were selected to national teams. See story for IDs.
Girls from Norwalk-based Connecticut Boat Club were selected to national teams. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed by Connecticut Boat Club

NORWALK, Conn. – Eight Connecticut Boat Club (CBC) athletes were invited to USRowing’s highly competitive Development, High Performance and U19 Selection camps based in New London, Connecticut.

Nationwide, only 40 athletes were invited to U19 selection camp, twenty-five athletes were invited to High Performance camp, and 40 athletes were invited to Development camp.

Five elite CBC athletes will go on to compete either at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands (eighteen rowers overall plus one coxswain will represent Team USA), 2016 CanAmMex Regatta (Canada, America, Mexico) in Sarasota, Florida (twelve rowers overall plus one coxswain will represent Team USA), or Club Nationals in Bethel, Ohio (twenty-two rowers overall plus three coxswain will represent USRowing as the High Performance team).

Pictured from left to right: Julia Cornacchia of Darien (US Rowing U-19 National Team to compete at Worlds), Casey Batson of Darien (US High Performance Team to compete at Club Nationals), Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield (US Rowing U-19 National Team to compete at Worlds), Olivia Luther of Fairfield (US Rowing CanAmMex Team), U.S. Junior National Team/CBC Coach Liz Trond, Ella Petreski of Pound Ridge, NY (US Rowing High Performance Team to compete at Club Nationals). Not pictured: Mabel Oxford of Darien (US Rowing Development Team) and Julia Abbruzzese of Ridgefield (US Rowing Development Team) and Paige Cleary of Darien (US Rowing U-19 selection camp).

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