Gunston Crew opens season with two gold medals
CENTREVILLE — Gunston’s Rowing Team traveled to Washington, DC to test their speed at the Head of the Anacostia Regatta. The Gunston’s Men’s Varsity 8+ won gold as they powered down the course and took the top spot ahead of ten other crews that included two entries from fellow Maryland school, Walter Johnson, and three crews from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J.
Gunston’s two Men Novice 4+ boats also also captured gold and silver in their race.
In the Men’s Junior 4+ race Gunston “A” placed third out of nine crews with the “B” boat coming in ninth.
The Gunston’s Girls also had a strong showing at the regatta with their performance in the Women’s Junior 4+ event. Gunston “A” and “B” placed second and third respectively out of five crews competing. The remainder of the Novice Squad made their debut in the Mixed Novice 8+ category and placed third behind D.C. Strokes and Capital Rowing Club.
“I’ve been very pleased with the training the team has put in so far this season and today was confirmation that we are on the right track,” said Head Coach Nicole Stimpson. “We’ve got two weeks before our next regatta which will give us some time to continue to get faster.”
From left, Ethan Boone, Captain; Tim Hesford; Drew Hightower; Garrett Rudolfs; Alex Papadopoulos; Ben Jones; Dolan Carella; and Mitchell Naumann. Front row, Lauren Covell, Coxswain Captain.