Atomic Rowing has two boats competing in the USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida, this weekend, from June 6-9.
The boats earned their spots in the national championships by finishing in the top three in the finals of the 2019 US Rowing Southeast Regional Championships from May 11-12 in Oak Ridge.
Atomic Rowing had several boats advance into the finals of the regional championships, and two boats placed in the top three in the finals, advancing to the national championships.
Sara Kate White, a freshman at Maryville Junior High, and Veda Seay, a junior at Oak Ridge High School, finished an undefeated season by taking first place in the womenâ€™s lightweight double, a press release said.
Atomic Rowing also sent Reagan Lewis, a sophomore at Maryville High School; Jorge Gonzalez, a senior at Catholic High School; Jacob Hensley, a homeschooled senior; Cliff Barron, a homeschooled junior; Matthew Franks, a junior at Maryville High School; Fred Perkinson, a senior at Webb School; Adam Calder, a sophomore at William Blount; and Dalton Peters, a freshman at Bearden High School. These athletes took home bronze in the menâ€™s varsity eight race, the first time Atomic Rowing has qualified a menâ€™s eight boat to Youth Nationals in 25 years, the press release said.
These rowers are competing at the premier youth rowing event in the United States with approximately 1,500 athletes vying for national titles in 18 boat classes, the release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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