Sarasota, FL- The Sarasota Scullers will be sending 7 student-athletes and 1 coach/master rower to the first World Rowing Indoor Championships being held in Alexandria, Virginia on February 17-18. The same organization, World Rowing, held the successful 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota organized the new Indoor Rowing Championships with a partnership with Concept 2 and USRowing.
The seven student-athletes are Kaden Bowels (sophomore at Sarasota High School), TJ Cochran (sophomore at Venice High School), Shelby Ernst (sophomore at Fort Myers High School), Savannah Stewart (sophomore at Riverview High School), Emily Naidel (sophomore at Pine View School), Patrick Watson (senior at Out of Door Academy), and Katie Beiler (senior at Riverview High School). Head Coach Laura Corbett-Brown will be competing in the masters’ category.
An excited Coach Laura stated, ”The experience of participating in a World Rowing event is incredible.” She continued,” It is a pleasure seeing the dedication, hard-work, and focus paying off for these young adults.”
ABOUT THE SARASOTA SCULLERS: The Sarasota Scullers are a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1991. Currently, the program has 5 coaches and approximately 75 student-athletes in middle & high school programs. The Scullers travel for regattas in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Virginia, and California. Donations are always appreciated.
Sarasota, FL- The Sarasota Scullers made themselves well known at the 2017 USRowing Masters National Championships being held at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Sarasota Scullers’ Board Member Karen Wiegandt and Sarasota Scullers’ Head Coach Laura Corbett-Brown won the 2017 USRowing National Championship Women’s 2x for women in the 36-42 age bracket. The pair went on to compete is the Women’s 2x for women between 27-35. Even though Laura and Karen were competing against younger rowers and just completing a difficult race, the two won a silver for the race.
Coach Laura and Karen will compete in 13 races during the 4-day event. With more races on Saturday and Sunday, their medal count could increase.
Sarasota Scullers finish the summer season off strong at the 21st Halifax Regatta with 7 Gold medals, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronze. The kids have continued to work hard over the summer and it showed in Daytona Beach. The kids have a short break and will be back to rowing soon, we are looking forward to a fantastic Fall Season. Enjoy your break we'll see you back in August!
A great day at the Sunshine State Games, the Scullers come home with 9 Gold medals, 3 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals. Way to go Scullers!!
From ABC 7-My Suncoast: The Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program entered 16 boats and earned 13 medals at this past weekend's 8th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta held at Nathan Benderson Park.
Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program entered 16 boats and earned 13 medals at the 8th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta, Nathan Benderson Park.
Established in 1991, Sarasota Scullers Rowing Club is the oldest organized rowing program in Sarasota County.
Our mission is to transform the lives of middle and high school aged youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties by promoting fitness, health, teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as high moral and civic standards.
In a supportive and nurturing climate, the Sarasota Scullers Rowing family seeks to develop a diverse group of scholar-athletes regardless of athletic experience or fitness level. Throughout the year, our Sarasota rowing program offers competitive rowing for high school students, a developmental middle school rowing program, and summer camp rowing for grades 6-12. No rowing experience is necessary, but once learned, rowing will transform your life.