Philadelphia, PA - The under 19 summer squad took to the Schuylkill River for the second time this summer at the Independence Day Regatta in the midst of a heat wave. Despite sweltering conditions the youth team fared well over two days of racing and thanks to an exciting new technological debut this year, viewers anywhere in the world were able to track race performance data which streamed from the rowing shells in real time on a live feed.
Competing in boy's under 19 single sculls were Ryan Almond Clarkstown North '20, Anthony Rostek Tappan Zee '20 and Jordan Irving Suffern '18. Irving, a newcomer to Rockland Rowing who recently graduated from high school and has been recruited to row at Marist College this fall, advanced the grand final and finished third overall in 7:34.57 behind Conshohocken (7:31.92) and East End (7:22.74). Almond and Rostek, while both still eligible to compete in the under 17 category competed up a division in the under 19 category and were successful in advancing to the semi-finals. Competing in the under 17 single sculls Celeste Voutsinas-Klose Nyack '20 also made it to the semi-final.
Next up the boys will race at USRowing's Club Nationals in Camden, New Jersey on July 11.