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Pound Ridge Rowers Boost Norwalk River Team

NRRA's first-place boys varsity 8+, from left, James Koenigsberg, Joseph Blake, George Mgaloblishvili, Alex Sedlack, coxswain Jamie Fagan, Liam McDonough, Greg Bauerfeld, Taylor Stauffer and Kris Petreski, with Conn. state Sen. Scott Frantz Photo Credit: Contributed
NRRA’s first-place Novice 2 Girls 8+, from left, Lizzie Pagano, Caroline Troy, Amanda Greenberg, Anna Holt, Casey Batson, Sabrina Pastorello, Maddie Srivastava,, Grace Luppino, hoisting coxswain Kailyn Kieffer Photo Credit: Contributed

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Rowers from Pound Ridge helped the Norwalk River Rowing Association team to open its spring regatta season on Saturday, April 5, with three gold medals at the Greenwich Invitational.

The regatta, held in Greenwich at Grass Island in a strong wind, featured 13 crews from Connecticut and New York, most of which had been practicing on the water for only a few weeks.

The day culminated with a gold medal for NRRA’s boys in the premier event, the first varsity eight. Kris Petreski and Liam McDonough helped power that boat to its first-place finish, with Petreski setting the pace in the stroke seat. On hand to award the medals was Connecticut state Sen. Scott Frantz.

NRRA also won gold in the boys junior varsity eight and the girls second novice eight. The girls boat featured five athletes who had never raced in a regatta before, who won first place in their first races.

Norwalk River Rowing is Fairfield County’s oldest community rowing center, a 501(c)(3) organization promoting a lifelong passion for the sport of rowing – regardless of age or income.

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