NA Rowing Races At Head of the Ohio
North Allegheny Rowing stayed close to home this week racing at the 35th annual Head of the Ohio in downtown Pittsburgh. The Tigers made a strong showing against local and regional competition.
Starting out the day was the Women’s Youth Novice 8+ repeating their 2019 result and placing 2nd overall (Alex Witzel, Stella Summerlin, Kathernine Zema, Vanessa Edfors, Abby Berger, Mandy Adducci, Zahra Evans, Lauren Keyser, Cox: Grace Thomas). Next up, the Women’s Youth doubles took Gold, Silver & Bronze scholastically (1st, 4th & 6th overall), (Tabo Mkandawire & Alex Junko, Charlotte Bentrim & Rachel Lessure, Mirae Choe & Ashley Zeman). Also claiming medals for the Tigers was the Women’s U17 4+ who took 1st overall (Lorelei Schreiber, Sawyer Wright, Athena Huber, MaryKate Griffin & Cox Evie Disque) followed by the Men’s Youth Novice 2x taking gold & silver scholastically (3rd & 4th overall) (Zach Stamper & Anthony Bertucci, Karthick Palled & Layton Wright).
In the Men’s Youth 2x event, NA clinched gold and bronze scholastically (3rd & 5th overall) (Micah Witzel & Jackson Rodgers, Braden Lemon & Wyatt Skopov Normane). The novice team continued the success with 1st overall in the Women’s Youth Novice 4x (Alex Witzel, Vanessa Edfors, Kathernine Zema, Stella Summerlin). Their varsity counterparts also had success in the 4x, taking home 2nd & 3rd overall (Alexandra Junko, Ally Harder, Felicity Smith, Rachel Lessure & Aine Ridenour, Mirae Choe, Abby Bakkenist, Ashley Zeman). To wrap up the day, the Women’s U17 8+ took 1st overall by just 1 second (Lorelei Schreiber, Sawyer Wright, Athena Huber, MaryKate Griffin, Evie Disque, Jordan Quatchak, Kiki Majeric, Alana Boronski Cox: Charlotte Bentrim).
The team has two weeks off before sending two boats to the Head of the Charles in Boston Massachusetts on Oct. 23.