This past weekend AJRA Varsity Women sent two boats to race against top-tier competition in the San Diego Crew Classic. Each boat was entered in a separate race which determined whether they would advance to the petite finals for their event or the grand finals. The Varsity 8 placed fourth in their first race which sent them off to the petite finals. Likewise, the Junior Varsity 8 also made it to petite finals by placing fifth in their event. Fighting alongside the best of the west, Atlanta’s V8 came in sixth place during the petite finals. The JV8 earned second place.
Coach Bryce gave our rowers big kudos for having the confidence and composure to get ourselves in every race. While we came up a little short on strength and stamina, the VW come out of the event better prepared to drive toward SE Regionals. Thanks to the following ladies for representing AJRA extremely well — V8: Harper Lucas, Lindsay Sackellares, Maggie Nugent, Sarah Waye, Ali Bardowell, Katherine Christel, Emmeline Reed, Maddie Wilson, and Emma Murray; JV8: Elizabeth Forestner, Meghan Paulo, Sarah Hudnall, Hannah Onians, Quinn Snyder, Lindsay Gibson, Christine Smith, Emily Hornberger, and Maggie Armstrong.