VBC Wins at Occoquan Challenge 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012 8:16 AM | Anonymous member
The Occoquan Challenge 2012 was held Saturday, October 7th and several Virginia Boat Club (VBC) participants earned medals. The Challenge is rowed on a 5K course on the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax, VA. The race allows competitors to race flat out on a fully buoyed course with several challenging turns. Each year the Challenge contributes most of its profits to a grant program that supports paddling sports throughout the region.

Virginia Boat Club excelled this year against some strong competition--especially strong college programs. The Men's Master 8+ won first place with a time of 14:45 "smashing" the course record of 15:06.

Congratulations to all VBC members who participated!

  • Men's Master 8+ (40-49 age class): First Place. Rowers: Katie Wood (coxswain), Brian Hood (stroke), Will Sauve, Steve Abbot, Paul Georgiadis, Sean Bamman, Joe Manfredi, Olaf Barth, Steve Chilmaid

  • Women's Master 8+ (40-49): Second Place. Rowers: Maura Norford (coxswain), Brooks West, Loretta Molin, Kim Nelson, Kelly Kennedy, Caitlin Toynbee, Sheila Bullock, Fran Mason, Katherine Townsend

  • Men's 4+ Club Event: Sixth Place "behind some very strong college programs." Rowers: Nick Altimari (coxswain), Brian Searle (stroke), Yuriy Levitskiy, Mark Moran, Josh Crist

  • Men's Master 4+ (40-49): First Place. Rowers: Katie Wood (coxswain), Brian Hood (stroke), Jason Rife, Steve Abbot, Steve Chilmaid

  • Men's Master 4+ (50+): Second Place. Rowers: Laura Joseph (coxswain), Bob Benway (stroke), Art Mayer, Jeff Molin, Brian Nelson

  • Men's Quad 4x: Second Place. Rowers: Sean Bamman (stroke), Joe Manfredi, Mark Willis, Olaf Barth
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