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November 6, 2013

OKC wins youth team points at Head of the Hooch

Athletes earn 2 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze at one world’s largest

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew won the Youth Team Points at the 32nd Head of the Hooch regatta, Nov. 2-3 in Chattanooga, Tenn. In addition to the team points trophy, OKC RIVERSPORT brought home two gold, five silver and one bronze medal from the event, which is recognized as one of the largest regattas not only in the USA, but also in the world. Head of the Hooch is a 5,000-meter (3.1 mile) race with more than 2,000 boats racing over two days.

Oklahoma City University also topped the College Team Points, making the Oklahoma River home to rowing powerhouses at the high school and collegiate levels.

“To achieve this much success in two programs based in the Boathouse District at one of the largest regattas in the world is something the whole city can be proud of,” said Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and head coach of the Oklahoma City University rowing team. “We have rowing and canoe/kayak athletes being inspired by the Olympic hopefuls training here, and when you pair that with top-notch coaching, we’re creating a model for building nationally successful programs at the high school and collegiate levels.”

The OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew offers recreational rowing for youth ages 10 and up, as well as a competitive program for youth ages 13-19, which prepares young rowers for competition across the nation and also for potential collegiate and national team rowing opportunities. In 2013, 12 graduating high school seniors were offered the opportunity to row in college — many on scholarships — at universities including Yale, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma.

The Junior Crew fundraiser, “A Perfect Finish” wine and food tasting event will be held Nov. 15, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Finish Line tower and the Devon Boathouse in the Boathouse District at the Oklahoma River. The event is a fundraiser to purchase new boats for the OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased online at APerfectFinish.org.

 

OKC RIVERSPORT’s 2013 Head of the Hooch medalists:

 

Women’s Youth 8+ (First out of 60 crews)

Abigail West (Classen SAS)

Kiele Erickson (Putnam City North)

Violet Victoria (OSSM)

Charlotte McMeekin (Classen SAS)

Sarah Ondak (Edmond Santa Fe)

Madeleine Lange (Home School)

Abby Lange (Home School)

Xaley Yousey (Piedmont High School)

Madison Knight (Edmond Santa Fe)

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