NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan High School Crew won three medals, including one gold, on Sunday at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla.
Unprecedented in the history of the club, New Canaan crew advanced two boats to compete in the finals in the same event. Andrew Langalis, David Orner, Aidan Bridwell and Colt Dewolf won gold medal in the Men’s Quad event while the club’s B Quad with Paul Gelhaus, John Norton, Dan Cone and Riley Marsh finished with a respectable fifth place. The teams are coached by Maritime Rowing in Norwalk.
The women’s team comprised of Claire Campbell, Maggie Owen, Gabriela Kulesz and Caroline Murphy finished second in the Women’s Quad event.
Luca Furst and Phillip MacNeal grabbed bronze in the Men’s Lightweight 2x.
“The National Championships can be a grueling experience with our kids having to compete in multiple heats to secure a spot in the finals,” coach Yan Vengerovskiy said. “We are especially proud to have had two boats competing in the same finals event on a national scale --- a first, and a real credit to the kids’ focus and determination.”
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