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SBTC at Canadian Henley

Last Updated: 14.Aug.2009

We've mentioned what the Graves' brothers were up to last week, but the remainder of the SBTC was off campus as well, rowing in St. Catherines, ON at the 127th Canadian Henley. Rowing everything from singles to the 8+, it was a busy week.

U23 Men's Singles - Spencer Crim, Erick Winstead and Johnny Hood competed for Craftsbury in the 1x. Erick was in the thick of things until catching a crab at 1600m. Spencer and John made it out of the heats with a first and second respectively.

Unfortunately, they were in the same semifinal, where they finished 2nd and 3rd, with John advancing. Spencer's time would've qualified him for the finals in another semi, but that's the luck of the draw. In the final, John netted a fourth.

U23 Men's 2x - Johnny Hood and Spencer Crim teamed up in this boat. The weather cooperated, but they just missed the finals (1.6s), finishing fifth in the Semi after a third place in the heats.

Pairs - Code Sternal and Erick competed in the Senior pair - an event full of Mendota rowers by the look of the results sheet. The got 5th in the heats.

Meanwhile, in the Championship Pair event, Eli Roxby and John Graves were back in the boat after their U23 Worlds' showing and finished 6th in the final.

Senior Men's 4- - Code, Erick, Spencer and John Hood manned the straight four. They were very happy with their row, pulling the 7th fastest time. But as sometimes happens, they got to watch as the 12th fastest time qualified from a different heat.

Champ 8+ - Drawing on all the SBTC members, plus a couple of recruits, the team assembled a Championship Men's 8+. The lineup was Katherine Apfelbaum (Coxswain), John Hood, Colin Touhey, Hal Ebbott, Spencer, Code, Erick, John Graves, with Eli stroking. While somewhat of a departure for the "Small" Boats guys, they crossed the line in 4th place in the final. (Insert your favorite joke about a boat full of scullers rowing versus rowers trying to scull here).

Coach Gluckman explains:  "This was a final only event with 8 crews. The race contained many senior crews including a traveling squad from New Zealand. Penn AC and Mendota Boat Club were camp crews and some of the Mendota kids were on the U23 squad.  It was a very fast race and the SBTC finished with a 5:48 only 3 seconds out of 3rd.  For some of the athletes in the boat it was the fastest they had ever rowed a 2k eight's race."

"The inaugural SBTC in my estimation was a success when we sent the pair to the Czech Republic. But the efforts up here have further justified everyones' hard work and thoughtfulness," said Coach Gluckman.

Congratulations to all the SBTC - Way to row team!

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