USRowing recently extended an invitation to St. Andrew's Boys Crew Varsity 8 to compete at the Youth National Championship at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida from June 8-11th. The regatta hosts some of the fastest scholastic and club teams in the country.
The St. Andrew's boat includes four rising seniors and five rising juniors. The lineup from stern to bow is as follows:
Kieran Bansal ’24 (coxswain)
Peter Bird ’25
Luke Rowles ’25
Joseph Baker ’24
Finn Waterston ’25
Tyrus Roney ’25
Will Hagberg ’25
Gibson Hurtt ’24
Cooper Drazek ’24
USRowing Youth National Championships is an invitational championship regatta. Crews must qualify for a Youth National Championship bid by attending a recognized qualification regatta, placing in one of the Youth National Championship events, and receiving a bid.
The Men's Youth 8+ field features 31 teams, including the fastest club and scholastic boats in the country. The 10 fastest scholastic boats championed the top two places at Stotesbury Regatta, SRAA's, NEIRA, and the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Championship. St. Andrew's, in addition to 20 other boats, represent the next fastest teams nation-wide.
The Mens Youth 8+ Time Trails are set for Thursday, June 8 at 11:20am. Once seeded, the Saints will either race in the A/B Semi-Finals on Friday, June 9 or the C/D Finals on Saturday, June 10.
USRowing will live stream the races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on their YouTube page here.