The North Palm Beach Rowing Club medaled in 3 out of its 5 events at USRowing’s Southeast Youth Championship Regatta, May 13- 14 on Lake Lanier in Gainesville GA. This race drew 41 clubs from FL, SC, NC, AL, GA, and TN competing for a chance to qualify for the National Championship regatta in June.
NPBRC’s Gracie Leon won a gold medal and a trophy in the Womens Youth 1x. With this win in a “qualifying race” against the best high school rowers in the Southeast region, Gracie is now invited to race at the US Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta, June 9-11 in Sarasota, Florida. Only the top three women in the 1x race from the SE region advanced to Nationals. This is the first time that any NPBRC rower has won that honor. Gracie also won a gold medal that same day in the Women’s U17 race.
Kolton Paxson, who was recently invited to Junior National Team Development Camp this summer, won a third place medal this weekend in the Mens U17 race.
Aryanna Ramsey and Madison Chuchla finished 5th out of 14 boats in the Womens Lightweight 2x “qualifying level” race, a great accomplishment for both young oarswomen after a very competitive “time trial” on Saturday.