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Norwalk River Rowing Squads Bring Home Gold At Philly Regatta

Many athletes from Norwalk River Rowing Association showed their winning ways at a recent Philadelphia regatta.
Many athletes from Norwalk River Rowing Association showed their winning ways at a recent Philadelphia regatta. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA) Men’s Youth Racing earned a third place in men’s points total at the Philadelphia Youth Regatta on July 22.

The regatta is a part of the Schuylkill Navy Series that attracts more than 1,200 athletes from over 54 clubs held on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

NRRA’s total of 36 medals — 24 gold and 12 silver medals — were won by 13 of NRRA’s men’s youth varsity racing team and four novice youth across a variety of categories.

Winning varsity athletes included Ben Hufnagel, John Markow, Kaden Lints & Charlie Jacobellis of Norwalk; Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti of Westport; Bo Polio of Darien; Brad Spiewak, Kevin Lenihan, Jamie Trentos, Ethan Reichgut, Oliver Peacock and Liam Jenkins of Wilton; and Ian Trostle of Pound Ridge, N.Y.

NRRA men’s youth racing head coach is Yuri Kolomiets assisted by Irina Skobreva.

The boys novice team, coached by Jim “Coop” Cooper took home a silver medal in the Boys novice 4x quad. Athletes who medaled were Magnus McCubbin of Weston, Trevor Cooper of Norwalk, Mac MacHale of New Canaan and Andrew Tully of Norwalk.

Visit www.NorwalkRiverRowing.org for more information on the club and programs.

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