ByÂ Ella Odland/USRowing
Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia swept the competition, winning the menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and overall team trophies at the 2014 USRowing Club National Championships for the second consecutive year. Vesper won a total of 14 gold, 12 silver and six bronze medals.
The 2014 championships were in Oak Ridge from Wednesday through Sunday. The 2013 championships were in Camden, New Jersey.
â€œWe decided to shrink the numbers of the program this year and try to go for more quality,â€ said Sean Clarke, Vesperâ€™s program manager. â€œIt made things very exciting at the end for us, but everyone here really did a fine job of living up to Vesperâ€™s tradition of â€˜all together.â€™â€
The Vesper men narrowly beat out New York Athletic Club, winning the menâ€™s trophy by two points.
â€œWe had a solid outing,â€ said Vesper menâ€™s coach Colin Regan. â€œWe had some good results in a lot of our races and some results weâ€™ll look to improve on going into Canada.â€ [Read more…]