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 Men’s 8+ and silver in the Women’s 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."
SoNo’s gold medalists on the Junior Men’s 8+ consisted of Isaiah Brown, Welles Mathison, Ben Delaney, Nick Firmani, Kevin O’Connor, Ned Benning, Channing Walker, Henry Kennnelly and coxswain Dean Walsh. Wilton’s Robin Ritchey and Norwalk’s Olivia Clark were part of the Women’s 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 Men’s Under 16 eight (fifth), women’s double (fifth and women’s 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.