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Canisius High School Lightweight 4 Plus Coxswain Wins Gold at US Rowing Youth Nationals

By June 10, 2019 No Comments

June 9, 2019 – Sarasota, Florida – The Canisius High School Rowing Lightweight 4 plus coxswain continued, and finished it’s dominant season by winning a gold medal at the US Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

The boat of Zachary Porter, Charles Korn, Zachary Mecca, Nathaniel Sass, and coxswain John Weckerle won in decisive fashion, crossing the finish line close to 8 seconds ahead of second place. 

This win follows earlier wins at the Canadian Scholastic National Championship, the US Scholastic National Championships, as well as a New York State Championship. 

The US Rowing Youth National Championships is the premier junior rowing championship of the season. Many of the participants and top finishers in this regatta are Junior National Team athletes who have won World Championship medals in 2018, and are poised to do the same in 2019.

 

This Lightweight 4+ from Canisius High School has demonstrated that they are among the best junior rowers in the world. More information about the US Rowing Youth Nationals is available at http://www.usrowing.org/event/2019-youth-national-championships  The Buffalo News featured the teams’ championship win in a recent article you can read here.

 
The rowers dominate season will go down as one of the most-successful in recent Canisius Rowing history. Congratulations to Zachary Porter, Charles Korn, Zachary Mecca, Nathaniel Sass, and coxswain John Weckerle, and to Coach Tom Flaherty, Jim Neil and RJ Rubino.