Chattanooga TN - More than 9,000 rowers were on the Tennessee River for the 6th annual Head of the Hooch November 5 and 6th. Sarasota Scullers took home 3 Medals, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. The Scullers women are unstoppable reverberated from many college coaches as they crossed the finish line.
The ladies placed 2nd in the Quad (4X) and the Varsity 8+. They are the reigning Florida and SE Regional Champions in these events. Four of the rowers double medaled in the Youth 8+ and Youth 4X category respectively. Devon Norder and Shawna Sims raced together for the first time and place 3rd in the 2- event. Shawna Sims double medaled as well, in the pair (2- ) and Varsity 8+ events.
The Men’s Varsity 4 + had an outstanding 5th place finish out of a field of 70 from all over the United States. These boys had a 2nd place finish at the Head of the Schuylkill another top rated head race 2 weeks ago. “They are national contenders”, Randy Higel, Scullers Men’s Varsity Coach stated.
The Lightweight women turned in an outstanding 5th place finish after rowing together for a very short time.
This concludes Head Season and Sprint Season begins in January where the teams will race 1500 meter and 1750 meter races. Four Scholastic/Youth Regattas will be held at Nathan Benderson Park beginning in February and continuing through May 2011. The other competitors were anxious to hear about the progress of the World Class 2000 meter venue coming soon to Sarasota.
Please consult the Sarasota Visitors Bureau web site or Rowing Sarasota.com for more information.
The medal winners are:
SILVER Women’s Youth 8+ K. Allen, C. Rawe, C. Wohlrab, B. L’Hote, J. Koehler, T. Hetman, MB. Bilder, S. Sims and A. Robbins
SILVER Women’s Youth 4x K. Allen, C. Rawe, C. Wohlrab, B. L’Hote
BRONZE Women’s Youth 2- D. Norder, S. Sims
5th Women’s Lwt Youth 8+ P. Harris, D. Norder, M. Harding , H. Whisnant, K. Thompson , N. Shulte, C. Marryott, S. Robbins, and E. Deming
5th Men’s Youth 4+ S. Murphy, C. Davenport, T. Marryott, J. Pantera and C. Grooms
5th Mixed Youth 8+ J. Mihm, R. Houser, C. Davenport, S. Murphy T. Hetman, MB. Bilder, L. Litchet, E. Veldkamp and A. Robbins
6th Women’s Youth 4+ J. Koehler, T. Hetman, MB. Bilder, S. Sims and A. Robbins
6th Men’s Youth Novice 4+ L. Carey, N. Helgesen, I. Mingus, T. Kelly and A. Norder
7th Men’s Youth 2x J. Mihm, R. Houser
8th Women’s Youth 2x B. L’Hote, D. Main
9th Mixed Youth 2x T. Marryott, C. Marryott
12th Men’s Youth 8+ S. Murphy, J. Pantera ,R. Houser, C. Davenport, T. Marryott, J. Mihm, C. Norder S. Mihm, and C. Grooms
12th Women’s Youth Novice 8+ H. Whisnant, N. Shulte, S. Robbins, K. Thompson, J. Greenstien, R. Olivieri, C. Ottman, M. Schildkraut and C. Swatek
13th Men’s Youth 2- S. Bretz, C. Bilder
16th Women’s Youth 2x L. Litchet, E. Veldkamp
18th Men’s Youth Novice 8+ L. Carey, N. Helgesen, A. Reger, T. Kelly, A. Mitchell, L. Wright, R. Warbington, A. Norder and C. Swatek
19th Women’s Youth 1x D. Main
24th Women’s Youth 1x J. Koehler
30th Men’s Youth 4x S. Mihm , T. Scarpinato, C. Bilder, S. Bretz
31st Women’s Youth Novice 4+ J. Greenstien, R. Olivieri, C. Ottman, M. Schildkraut and S. Robbins
45th Men’s Youth 1x S. Grubb
48th Men’s Youth 1x J. Blythe