Team Captains

Kaitlyn Kynast

Captain 2015-2016 & 2016-2017

Kaitlyn Kynast is a senior at Ridgefield High School and will be attending Stanford University this fall. She started rowing the summer before her sophomore year at the US Development Camp at Connecticut College. During her novice year with CBC she won Northeast Regionals in the 2- and 4+, then placed 4th at Nationals in CBC’s 4+. Kaitlyn then won gold rowing for the US in the 4- at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  In 2016, following a win with CBC at Junior Nationals in the 2- and placing third in the 8+, she won bronze in the 2- for the US Junior National Team in Rotterdam, Netherlands.



Julia Cornacchia

Captain 2016-2017

Julia Cornacchia is a senior at Darien High School and has rowed for CBC since her 8th grade year. She was in CBC’s 2015 varsity 4+ that won regionals and placed 4th at Youth Nationals in Sarasota. That summer she was on the US Junior National Team and competed as 6-seat of the Women’s 8+ that earned a bronze medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During her junior year with CBC Julia placed 5th at Head of the Charles in the Fall and at Youth Nationals she bowed the CBC pair to a gold medal and earned a bronze medal as 7-seat of CBC’s 8+.  She competed again for the US last summer and raced as 6-seat of the Junior Women’s 8+ that finished 5th at the Junior World Championships in The Netherlands.  Julia will be rowing for Stanford University next year.


Grace Collins

Captain 2016-2017

Grace Collins is a senior at Ridgefield High School and began rowing at CBC her Sophomore year. As a novice she was in the CBC U17 eight that won Northeast Regionals. In 2016 she was in the CBC varsity eight placing fifth at the San Diego Crew Classic. This year, she was a member of the CBC varsity four winning the Head of the Fish and the San Diego Fall Classic. Next year, she will continue her rowing career at the University of Michigan.