After the last Spring “break” double session, the CBC team leaves the river spotless.
CBC’s 1st Varsity — Sophie Perez, Kaitlyn Kynast, Julia Abruzzese, Julia Cornacchia, Lauren Squitieri, Kat Kern, Grace Collins, Katherine Garrett, and Casey Batson celebrate a first place finish in their heat with CBC alum and recent Cal Berkeley grad, Sarah Schwartz.
CBC grads, Irene McLaughlin and Natalie Puente, celebrate their come-from-behind win over USC in today’s JV8+ heat. USC’s eight, stroked by CBC grad Isabel Puente, will have a chance for revenge tomorrow when both boats face off again in the Finals.
CBC rowers and coxswains competed at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships. Many personal bests were set and Kaitlyn Kynast beat 190 athletes to win Gold in the Junior Women’s Openweight division! (See the Photos page for pictures.)
Kaitlyn Kynast (stroke) with her USA teammate Kailani Marchak.
Olivia Luther (third from left) with her USA teammates in the 4+.
The Connecticut Boat Club, an all-girls rowing team, placed second in women’s youth 8+ at the USRowing Youth National Championships June 14-15. The CBC boat was the only boat from the Northeast.
The CBC silver medal-winning team consists of New Canaan’s Casey Clifford, Darien’s Kendra Shutts, Wilton’s Katherine Squitieri, Darien’sKatie de Haas, Darien’s Courtney Lincoln, Fairfield’s Isabel Fitter, Ridgefield’s Meg Galloway, Darien’s Paige Voigt and Fairfield’s Jessica Ferrante.
“It was definitely one of the best moments of my life,” said Clifford, a rising senior at New Canaan High School. “We were all kind of screaming. There was a lot of relief, and it was unbelievable because it’s been a long season with a lot of ups and downs. To have that outcome was amazing because our boat is unbelievably close and we’re all best friends.”