NORWALK, Conn. SoNo Rowing won one gold and one silver last weekend at the USRowing Club National Championships in Camden, N.J.
SoNo won gold in the Junior Mens 8+ and silver in the Womens Junior B 4x.
"We wanted to be gold medalists this year," said SoNo Rowing head coach Chris Wyant, who has now won two titles in the three years since he started SoNo Rowing . "Everyone on the team was committed to that and you saw it across all events."
SoNos gold medalists on the Junior Mens 8+ consisted of Isaiah Brown, Welles Mathison, Ben Delaney, Nick Firmani, Kevin OConnor, Ned Benning, Channing Walker, Henry Kennnelly and coxswain Dean Walsh. Wiltons Robin Ritchey and Norwalks Olivia Clark were part of the Womens 4x. They joined girls from Sarasota, Fla., to form a combined team for the championships.
We learned a lot on the course today, Ritchey said. We definitely had our best performance and to miss gold by .3 seconds only motivates us more to train harder for next year.
SoNo also made the finals in the Mens Under 16 eight (fifth), womens double (fifth and womens single (sixth). The team takes a hiatus for the rest of the summer season, allowing the team members to recover and enjoy vacation time before returning to training the last week of August.
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