Independence Day Regatta

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA - The Rockland Rowing Association had a strong showing finishing sixth out of 87 clubs in the team standings.

Anthony Rostek, a 15-year-old from Tappan Zee made his racing debut in the novice single and recorded an open water victory in the grand final for the win over North Jersey's Emerson Shatoughy (4:59.10) with a time of 4:50.20.

In the girl's U17 single grand final, 15-year-old Gabriele Welp IHA ' 19 finished runner-up to winner Hannah O'Neill from East End (10:19.08) with a time of 10:31.16 and outdistanced third place Victoria Moda from Essex (10:43.21) by 12 seconds. 

Welp joined U23 rowers Alice Rudolph-Shabinsky, Charlotte Buck and Lucille Tasker in the women's intermediate quad and the squad captured gold in the grand final edging out Arion (7:18.32) and Vesper (7:19.59) with a time of 7:15.90.

Next up is the USRowing Club National Championships at Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio beginning July 12.  

Full results (PDF)