Womens Rowing – Sento Soft http://sentosoft.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:29:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sentosoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Womens Rowing – Sento Soft http://sentosoft.com/ 32 32 Rowing News: Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship will be held in Worcester MA in 2023 during the Eastern Sprints https://sentosoft.com/rowing-news-ivy-league-womens-rowing-championship-will-be-held-in-worcester-ma-in-2023-during-the-eastern-sprints/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:05:44 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/rowing-news-ivy-league-womens-rowing-championship-will-be-held-in-worcester-ma-in-2023-during-the-eastern-sprints/ After the Dad Vails moved the 2023 regatta to Camden earlier this year, several NCAA automatic qualifier regattas found themselves without a venue; The Ivy Championship is the first to officially announce a replacement regatta venue and will hold the 2023 event concurrently with the EARC Men’s Eastern Sprints on May 14 in Worcester, MA. […]]]>

After the Dad Vails moved the 2023 regatta to Camden earlier this year, several NCAA automatic qualifier regattas found themselves without a venue; The Ivy Championship is the first to officially announce a replacement regatta venue and will hold the 2023 event concurrently with the EARC Men’s Eastern Sprints on May 14 in Worcester, MA. See the Ivy League press release below.

PRINCETON, NJ — The 2023 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship will be held at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. and will compete in the EARC Sprints Regatta on Sunday, May 14, the Ivy League and EARC announced this morning.

“We are incredibly grateful to EARC, and in particular to Gary Caldwell and Patrick Diggins, for welcoming our championship to this year’s EARC Sprints,” said Robin Harris, Executive Director of the Ivy League.

“The league looks forward to adding to an already competitive atmosphere and showcasing our talented student athletes throughout the day. I would also like to thank our coaches and administrators for their communication and collaboration to determine a location in a very tight window of opportunity.”

The Ivy League is consistently one of the top rowing leagues in the country with a long history of national success and is poised to follow on from a season that saw four Ivies finish in the top 12 at last year’s NCAA championship.

“The Intercollegiate Rowing Association is excited to add the 2023 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship to the Eastern Sprints,” said Gary Caldwell, Intercollegiate Rowing Association Commissioner. “May 14 will be the most competitive single day of collegiate racing on the spring racing calendar. Without question, Lake Quinsigamond will be the place to be to see the absolute best in collegiate rowing!”

“We are excited to add the Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship to our schedule of championship events this spring,” said Patrick Diggins, President of the Quinsigamond Rowing Association. “It’s a tribute to our dedicated corps of volunteers that high-profile events like the Ivy League Championship celebrate Lake Quinsigamond’s rowing experience and history.”

The change comes after the league was told that its traditional championship venue – Cooper River Park – is unavailable this year due to another regatta.

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Island rowers compete for national titles in North Cowichan https://sentosoft.com/island-rowers-compete-for-national-titles-in-north-cowichan/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 06:10:00 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/island-rowers-compete-for-national-titles-in-north-cowichan/ Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan was the weekend’s venue, but Serbia next September was the destination. Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan was the weekend’s venue, but Serbia next September was the destination. Less than a year after the 2023 World Rowing Championships, which is the main qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics, top Canadian rowers […]]]>

Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan was the weekend’s venue, but Serbia next September was the destination.

Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan was the weekend’s venue, but Serbia next September was the destination.

Less than a year after the 2023 World Rowing Championships, which is the main qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics, top Canadian rowers have made a case for being in Belgrade next summer.

It appears to be an experienced team preparing for Belgrade and eventually Paris 2024, as several familiar faces made their way into the winners’ circle during the Canadian Championships at Quamichan Lake, which featured more than 250 rowers from 45 clubs . Rowing at the National Championships is conducted in small boats, individually or in pairs, to give coaches more control over evaluating individual strengths.

Avalon Wasteneys of Campbell River, University of Victoria Vikes graduate, and Sydney Payne of Mill Bay, graduate of Brentwood College, both gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics with the Canadian Eight Crew, won the Kathleen Heddle and Marnie McBean Plate as Women’s Doubles Champions.

Olympians Jakub Buczek and Curtis Ames won the George Hungerford and Roger Jackson Trophy as men’s doubles champions.

The trophies are named after Canadian rowing legends.

Olympic gold medalist Carling Zeeman, who is also a paramedic on the island, was the winner of the Silken Laumann Plate as the women’s singles winner and Liam Smit was the winner of the Derek Porter Trophy as the men’s singles winner.

In other notable results, Olympian Jill Moffatt won the Wendy Wiebe Trophy in women’s lightweight singles and Emerson Crick won the Brian Thorne Trophy in men’s lightweight singles.

In the Future Clocks category, Cait Whittard was named the Bobby Pearce Award winner for Female Junior Rower of the Year and Lucas Maroney and Owen Bartel were co-recipients of the Jack Guest Award for Best Junior Rower.

The national rowing team, based at Elk Lake for four decades, is now centralized at Quamichan Lake.

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Rowing: John’s and Caius dominate the University Fours https://sentosoft.com/rowing-johns-and-caius-dominate-the-university-fours/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:46:00 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/rowing-johns-and-caius-dominate-the-university-fours/ John’s won both First DivisionsQing Lu Rowers from St. John’s College dominated the University Fours with one boat in each final, narrowly beating Jesus by a university medal in both the men’s and women’s events. The Lady Margaret Boat Club of St John’s College (or ‘Maggie’ for short) took a crew to the finals of […]]]>


John’s won both First DivisionsQing Lu

Rowers from St. John’s College dominated the University Fours with one boat in each final, narrowly beating Jesus by a university medal in both the men’s and women’s events.

The Lady Margaret Boat Club of St John’s College (or ‘Maggie’ for short) took a crew to the finals of each race in all four divisions (M1, M2, W1 and W2) but were unable to repeat the successes of 2016 and up each category win first time. Caius won both of the second division.

The annual University Fours competition is one of only three events where a university medal is up for grabs, and is the only one to be rowed in fours (four rowers and one helmsman). While not as idiosyncratic as the infamously chaotic Bumps, the multi-day knockout event still puts its own spin on the regatta format, with boats starting 120m apart while racing to different start and finish posts simultaneously.



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In Wednesday’s heats, plagued by wind gusts up to 22 mph, the men’s teams of Kings and Homerton both unexpectedly defeated college rowing giants Magdalene (third in May Bumps) and Pembroke (fourth in May Bumps) by margins of just two seconds. Wednesday’s much-anticipated race between old rivals Maggie and Caius was surprisingly one-sided, with Maggie confidently forcing a 22-second lead over the May Bumps leaders.

Highlights of Thursday’s quarter-finals included Jesus W1’s best time of the year in the race against Magdalene and Caius W1’s closely fought win over Pembroke.



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In Friday’s semifinals, the men of Emmanuel and Kings and the women of Churchill and Caius were unable to overtake the Maggie and Jesus crews.

In the women’s second division, various ‘dropouts’ (retirements after the draw but before the races) had left only teams Maggie W2 and Caius W2 in contention. Maggie M2’s loss to Emmanuel M2 and Caius M2’s loss to her own M3 led to two Maggie-Caius League Two finals. Despite close races, the second Caius boats won both times, denying Maggie a clean sweep.

On Friday night, in both Premier League finals, Maggie watched Jesus face off on the two-kilometre course in the setting sun. Both races went to the end with all crews showing amazing rowing skills that would have made both clubs worthy winners. However, it was Lady Margaret’s scarlet blades that triumphed in both races. The women’s team won the competition in 8 minutes and 10 seconds by just a second, and Lady Margaret’s men reached the goal posts in just 7 minutes and 5 seconds, just two seconds ahead of Jesus.



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Despite these victories, Maggie’s rowers are unlikely to rest on their laurels. Hosted by Jesus, December’s Fairbairn Cup is a race where the hosts tend to dominate (they’ve won a category there every year since 2017). One thing seems pretty clear if you can dig into the infamous Cam Rowbridge Oracle: Maggie “has got to have their back.”

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FIERKE MEET YOUR STEP | News, Sports, Jobs https://sentosoft.com/fierke-meet-your-step-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 04:55:22 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/fierke-meet-your-step-news-sports-jobs/ – Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Eileen Fierke of Fort Dodge Eileen Fierke is so close that she can feel it. The Fort Dodge senior will be heading to the girls’ state swimming meet in Marshalltown this weekend to compete for medals in both the 100 freestyle and breaststroke. Fierke’s fast […]]]>

– Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Eileen Fierke of Fort Dodge

Eileen Fierke is so close that she can feel it.

The Fort Dodge senior will be heading to the girls’ state swimming meet in Marshalltown this weekend to compete for medals in both the 100 freestyle and breaststroke.

Fierke’s fast times at Regionals — including a high school record 53.21 in the 100 Free — set the stage for a potentially memorable end to a brilliant four-year varsity career.

“I’m aiming for podium finishes at both (individual) events” said Fierke, both an Iowa Alliance Conference and regional gold medalist. “Being third and sixth (seeded) puts me in a good place.

“Because this is my fourth time (in the state), everything is easier and a little less stressful. I know how the meeting works. I put in a lot of work this season and got a lot of help from club manager Joe Plane who helped me heal from my stroke. He’s one of the main reasons I’m here and I don’t think I would have made it this far without his help.”

Fierke entered the scene as a freshman in 2019, finishing 10th in the 200m freestyle. The next season, she made the podium at the same event, finishing sixth and also adding an eighth performance over 100 breaststroke.

Hampered by injuries as a junior, Fierke still advanced to Marshalltown but finished 18th in the 100 freestyle. Now she’s healthy and ready to mark her high school career with a memorable one.

“It’s kind of surreal that after this weekend I’ll be done swimming for Fort Dodge.” said Fierke, who watched older siblings Elora and Andrew stand out ahead of her as all-staters for the Dodger program. “But I hope to go out with a bang and be remembered.”

In addition to her two individual competitions, Fierke will also compete in the 200m medley relay and the 200m freestyle relay for FDSH. Fierke now has status in the 100 freestyle (twice), 100 breaststroke (twice), 200 and 500 freestyle, 200 medley, 200 freestyle relay (four times), 200 medley relay (three times), and 400 freestyle relay (twice).

Fierke plans to attend the University of Iowa next fall to study sports medicine. She is undecided about her sporting future; Andrew was a Hawkeye swimmer and Elora is a member of the school’s women’s rowing team.

Holiday destination: everywhere with a beach.

My sporting role model:

Teach Thorson.

I can’t go a day without: Taking a nap.

Favorite road trip: to Canada with my family.

What are you listening to? The new album by Drake and 21 Savage.

What do you like to watch? Big mouth

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Team: Iowa Hawkeyes.

Class: outdoor recreation.

Phone app: Instagram.



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State Special Olympics Fall Championships are held in Virginia Beach on Saturday and Sunday; Local College Teams Reach Conference Finals – The Virginian Pilot https://sentosoft.com/state-special-olympics-fall-championships-are-held-in-virginia-beach-on-saturday-and-sunday-local-college-teams-reach-conference-finals-the-virginian-pilot/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 04:07:30 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/state-special-olympics-fall-championships-are-held-in-virginia-beach-on-saturday-and-sunday-local-college-teams-reach-conference-finals-the-virginian-pilot/ SPECIAL OLYMPICS More than 1,000 Virginia Special Olympians will compete in this year’s fall championships around Virginia Beach. Competing in numerous athletic runs Saturday and Sunday, and the opening ceremony will be held Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Sports Center. pro basketball Mark Williams, a former Norfolk Academy and […]]]>

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

More than 1,000 Virginia Special Olympians will compete in this year’s fall championships around Virginia Beach.

Competing in numerous athletic runs Saturday and Sunday, and the opening ceremony will be held Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Sports Center.

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Mark Williams, a former Norfolk Academy and Duke standout, scored 20 points and 15 rebounds in his first G-League game for Greensboro as host Swarm, a Charlotte Hornets affiliate, defeated the Delaware Blue Coats in front of 1,487 fans 128-108 defeated.

Williams hit 7 of 14 shots from the field.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Top-seeded Old Dominion, playing at home, recovered from a two-goal deficit in the second half to defeat Temple 4-3 in Friday’s Big East Tournament semifinals.

The game lasted 60 regular minutes and 20 scoreless extra minutes before the Monarchs, ranked 13 nationally, defeated the four-seeded Owls 3–2 in a longer-than-usual penalty shootout, with Frederique Zandbergen scoring the decisive goal in the eighth round scored .

ODU goaltender Cam MacGillivray made just enough stops to allow the Monarchs to advance to Sunday’s 4 p.m. championship game against Liberty, which will be televised on FS1 and will automatically give the winner a bid for the NCAA tournament.

Liberty, ranked 19th nationally, beat No. 14 Connecticut 2-1 in the second semifinal.

Temple took a 2-0 lead with goals in the 39th and 43rd minutes. But Courtney Lynch struck eleven seconds from time in the third quarter, Sanci Molkenbauer leveled the game in the 50th minute, and Delphine Le Jeune put ODU (15-2) up 3-2 with a penalty, 4:48 to go .

Temple (13-6) forced OT when Peyton Rieger scored her second goal of the day with 2:20 left.

North Carolina, the nation’s top team, defeated Virginia 3-2 for the ACC Tournament title on Duke’s artificial turf.

The Tar Heels (17-0) won the tournament for the sixth consecutive year and likely secured the NCAA top seed. They won the NCAA crown in 2018, ’19 and ’20.

UVA (13-7), third seeded and fifth nationally to attend the event, looks like a no-brainer in a selection show that will open up the 18-team field NCAA.com at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Cavaliers didn’t fire in the first half, but scored twice in the final at 12:30 thanks to Laura Janssen and Annie McDonough. Ryleigh Heck’s goal was decisive for UNC at 3:03 before the end to make it 3:1.

McDonough, Adele Iacobucci and Taryn Tkachuk were the Cavaliers’ All-Tournament selections.

MEN’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Christopher Newport survived a Wisconsin-Whitewater comeback to earn a 4-2 victory in overtime on Friday to reach the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference championship game at Salisbury Field in Maryland.

The top-ranked Captains (12-3-1) play Salisbury Field for the title at 10am on Sunday against second-ranked Mary Washington, who edged out sixth-ranked host Sea Gulls 1-0 through Josh Kirkland’s penalty early in the second half.

In a 2-tie, Trevor Smith scored his first CNU goal with a free kick from about 50 yards that went over the keeper’s outstretched arms. Just over a minute later, Jonathon Leiding headed in Elton Quintanilla’s corner.

Second-half goals from Barry Jones and Ryan Machado-Jones gave CNU a 2-0 lead, but the Warhawks (13-7-1) scored twice to force OT — with 1:39 on the rules, one Own goal against the Captains tied the game.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

The monarchs overthrew the rulers.

Old Dominion advanced into the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in its first appearance, defeating three-time defending champions South Alabama 4-3 in a six-round penalty shootout Friday night after neither team scored in Foley’s 110 minutes of play. Alabama.

ODU first-team All-Conference player Ece Turkoglu scored the winning goal in the first extra round of penalty kicks after the Jaguars’ Gracie Wilson went off the bar for the Jaguars (11-2-7).

The sixth-seeded Monarchs (8-8-3) advanced to Sunday’s final at 2:00 p.m. against fourth-seeded James Madison (12-3-5) in Foley. Both Sun Belt newcomers will be seeking their first SBC titles in any sport.

ODU’s Emily Bredek and the Jaguars’ Jaidy Campos each made five saves. ODU beat USA 17-12.

After 20 minutes of extra time, the Jaguars opened the penalty shootout. ODU’s Riley Kennett, Yuliia Khrystiuk and Cami Johnstone made their kicks, with Johnstone needing to score to extend the game.

Wilson’s miss opened the door for Turkoglu to finish it off and she did it by kicking the ball into the top right corner of the net.

After ODU’s game, JMU edged eighth-seeded Georgia State 1-0 in overtime. Lidia Nduka scored in the 104th minute – the 14th extra minute – from a rebound after a save by the Panthers’ Jaddah Foos. It was Nduka’s sixth goal of the season.

It was the fourth straight year that Georgia State lost in a Sun Belt semifinals.

Virginia Wesleyan defeated previously undefeated second-placed Washington and Lee 2-1 on Generals Field in Lexington to advance to the finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament.

Third-ranked VWU (15-2-2), the defending champion, will host fourth-ranked Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon to win the championship and an automatic spot in the NCAA Division III bracket.

W&L (14-1-5) took a 19-game unbeaten streak into the semifinals, but Shyenne Diaz struck from a rebound in the 65th minute after the corner kick was saved by Alexis Miller.

In the 79th minute, Miller scored from a corner kick that the W&L goalie couldn’t control. Less than a minute later, the Generals made it 2-1, but VWU keeper Rachel Quigley and her teammates held on.

Jill McDonald scored twice as top-seeded host Christopher Newport defeated Salisbury 3-1 to reach the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference championship game. The Captains (15-0-2), the nation’s third-place finish, play Mary Washington for the crown Sunday at 10 a.m.

McDonald’s penalty in the 32nd minute and Corinne Kulik’s goal in the 51st minute gave CNU a 2-0 lead. Lissette Carneiro struck in the 77th minute from 25 yards to halve the deficit for the Sea Gulls (9-9-2), but McDonald’s header from a Sarah Rhiel corner kick in the 83rd minute almost secured the win.

In the second semifinal, Mary Washington defeated UC Santa Cruz 1-0 when C2C Rookie of the Year Kaitlyn Venzen scored in the 83rd minute.

COLLEGE WOMEN VOLLEYBALL

Old Dominion began a two-game Sun Belt streak at Georgia State with a 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20) win in the teams’ first-ever meeting.

Myah Conway had 18 kills, Ashley Peroe had 12, and Madeline Rudd had a season-best 10 for ODU. Conway had 10 digs, Teresa Atilano had 49 assists, and Anna Burkhardt made 21 digs for the Monarchs.

ODU (10-14, 5-6) meets the Panthers (5-20, 1-12) again at 1 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta.

Shonte Seale had 11 kills as Norfolk State (7-14, 7-4 MEAC) began their journey with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-21) win over South Carolina State in Orangeburg.

Sofie Langer had 25 assists and six attacks for the Spartans, and Nicole Rodriguez had 13 attacks. Freshman Raquel Lightbourn had a season-high five kills.

The Bulldogs fell to 0-23, 0-12.

Mary Washington ended Christopher Newport’s championship hopes with a 3-2 (23:25, 26:24, 17:25, 25:23, 15:12) C2C semi-final triumph in Fredericksburg.

The Captains (21-12) received 50 assists, 20 digs and four blocks from Sammy Carroll, 18 kills from Maddie Carter, 16 kills and seven blocks from Alyssa Dozier, and 18 digs and three aces from Noelle Starr. They will play top seeded UC Santa Cruz for third place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Jordan Lyons led the Eagles with 21 kills and 24 digs, and First Colonial High graduate Lauren Foley had 21 assists and 11 digs.

UMW (23-7) won all three games against CNU this season, all in fifth sets. Either way, the captains led two sets to one — and CNU were up two sets to none when they played in Newport News.

The Eagles face Salisbury for the championship and an automatic bid for the NCAA Division III bracket. The fourth-seeded Sea Gulls defeated the Banana Slugs in three straight sets in the other semifinal.

Earlier Friday, the CNU went 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-13) past the Pratt Institute in the quarterfinals. In that match, Carroll had 40 assists, Mackenzie Wright had 12 kills, and Carter had 11 kills.

The winner of that game meets fourth-placed Salisbury for the championship and an automatic NCAA spot. The Sea Gulls defeated top seed UC Santa Cruz 3-0.

Against Pratt, Carroll had 40 assists, Mackenzie Wright had 12 kills, and Carter had 11 kills.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

Virginia Tech starting forward Justyn Mutts has been suspended for one game – Monday’s opener against Delaware State – for attending a non-NCAA-certified event last spring.

Mutts had declared for the draft in April while maintaining his college eligibility, leaving the door open to a return to Tech.

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According to a tech spokesman quoted by the Roanoke Times, the suspension stemmed from Mutts’ participation in the Tampa Bay Pro Combine. Draft hopefuls from this combine attended workouts and games in front of NBA scouts April 26-29, but the combine has not been certified by the NCAA for players retaining their college eligibility.

Mutts decided in early June to retire from the NBA draft pool and return to Tech for a sixth year of college.

COLLEGE SAILING

Old Dominion will host the College Singlehanded National Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the ODU Sailing Center.

Monarchs newcomer Emma Friedauer will compete in the Women’s Championship on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

ROWING OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

Old Dominion will not be participating in the Head of the Occoquan on Saturday due to the cancellation of the regatta. That ended the fall season for the Monarchs.

]]> Transgender student finds community with men’s rugby https://sentosoft.com/transgender-student-finds-community-with-mens-rugby/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 22:11:09 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/transgender-student-finds-community-with-mens-rugby/ In the fall of 2021, August Donato, a first-year student, was expecting to be at Fordham University, where he had received a scholarship to compete on the Division I rowing team. Instead of thishe is at Ithaca College and plays on the men’s club rugby team – a sport he had never tried before being […]]]>

In the fall of 2021, August Donato, a first-year student, was expecting to be at Fordham University, where he had received a scholarship to compete on the Division I rowing team. Instead of thishe is at Ithaca College and plays on the men’s club rugby team – a sport he had never tried before being approached by the team in early autumn 2022.

Donato came out as transgender earlier this year and has been on testosterone treatment since August. His scholarship at Fordham was for the women’s rowing team, and the university does not offer a men’s team. Through NCAA RulesDonato cannot use testosterone treatment when competing on a women’s team, so he would have to choose between being on the team or being on the team open about his identity.

“It took me a while [to figure out what I wanted to do]’ said Donato. “I initially promised Fordham verbally, I even signed a contract. The contract didn’t go through, which basically saved my life because that’s what ultimately drove me to come here and actually make a medical change.”

Senior Nick Bikah, one of the rugby team’s captains, had nothing but praise for Donato. He said no matter what, Donato is just like every other member of the team.

“Everyone loves [Donato]’ Bikah said. “He’s smaller but still has the heart. Every time he gets hit, he still gets back up. He never whines about anything.”

Donato said he would have stayed at Fordham but could not afford the school without the sports scholarship. Even after he decided to go to Ithaca College, he had considered joining the men’s rowing team however, decided against it because he was so early in the transition process.

“[Rowing at the college] didn’t seem like the right environment for me,” Donato said. “Maybe I’ll go rowing again next year, I haven’t decided yet. Besides, I’m too short to row anyway.”

Transgender athletes in sports have long been a topic of discussion for the NCAA. The college had openly transgender students on varsity teams in the past and worked to be more inclusive in its policies regarding transgender athletes.

But the issue goes well beyond South Hill. In March 2022, Lia Thomas made headlines after winning the Division I national championship as a transgender athlete and sparked national debate. Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 also attracted international attention and more discussion.

Donato said it’s difficult for him to make his decision considering what he may or may not do after starting treatment, and said he doesn’t think other people need to make that decision.

“I think it’s kind of unfair,” Donato said. “Actually, I had to get out earlier than I wanted, earlier than I was ready. It was an adjustment period. But I knew if I signed a four-year contract, I wouldn’t be able to make the medical transition… and it was too difficult for me not to transition.”

Junior club president Sammy Harig said there are no rule changes or other differences at the club level when it comes to having transgender athletes on the team or in the league.

Although rugby is a physical sport, Bikah said he wants the campus community to know that anyone can get involved and he thinks players like Donato on the roster show that.

“I know there would probably be some people on the team who joined when they were [first-year students] who were uncomfortable,” Bikah said. “I think now that they see our whole club accepting everything, I feel like we’re going to get more people into it [join].”

Senior Steven Zucker, the other team captain, said head coach Annemarie Farrell plays a huge role in building the culture around the men’s team and maintaining a strong bond between all players.

“It really all depends [Farrell]; She’s doing a great job of enforcing that sense of community,” Zucker said. “And yes, rugby is a physical sport but it’s a lot of fun, especially when you get the hang of it and do it with the people you enjoy doing it with.”

Like Zucker, Donato said Farrell made an effort to make sure he felt supported on the team. Although Farrell was away for part of the semester – she serves as the team manager for the US women’s rugby World Cup team in New Zealand, which started Sept. 8 and ended Oct. 29 for Farrell with Team USA’s quarterfinal defeat — Donato said the two spoke earlier in the semester.

“[Farrell] is unbelievable,” said Donato. “She sort of pulled me off after a few practices and we talked about gender, which I’m comfortable with, things like shirts versus furs.”

Although shirts vs skins was something the team had been doing for years and is a common practice in sports, Bikah said it’s a simple switch that really doesn’t make a difference. Now athletes use pinnies or tuck in their shirts to indicate which team they are on in a scrimmage.

Acceptance within the team is mirrored by the rest of the campus, according to Donato. He said he feels like he can be himself in college, regardless of what sport he plays.

“Ithaca [College] is very open-minded,” said Donato. “It’s an open place where people can be who they want to be. … It’s a very acceptable place.”

The Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services held Events in October to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. The college has a 5/5 star rating on the Campus Pride Index for the integration of LGBTQ+ students.

Both Zucker and Donato said there were other members of the team who identified as transgender or gender non-conforming, but they declined to mention who, out of respect for their privacy. Zucker said the main goal for the team is to provide an enjoyable experience, and being inclusive and welcoming is part of that.

“It’s all about having fun,” Zucker said. “Winning is very important, but ultimately it’s about having fun and doing it with friends.”

Harig said the group is as tight as ever and he’s happy to have Donato on the team. The team stays close together throughout the season by spending time together and engaging in non-training activities.

“We still hang out, we pretty much have all the rugby guys hanging out together every weekend,” Harig said. “Everyone is always invited, everyone is always welcome.”

Regardless of what his college future holds, Donato said he wants to make sure every transgender athlete is making the decision that’s right for them. He has made the decision to quit varsity sport, but he said that doesn’t mean everyone should do it because every situation is different.

“If a person really loves their sport, where they want to shift the medical transition to play, and that’s cool for them, they’re still as valid as someone who decides to do a new sport to medical transition,” he said Donato. “Whatever your journey is, it is valid.”

Staff writer Tess Ferguson contributed to this story.

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Monday’s Arizin: Daily Links for October 31st https://sentosoft.com/mondays-arizin-daily-links-for-october-31st/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/mondays-arizin-daily-links-for-october-31st/ Happy Halloween! Your links to start the day: NCAA approves new guidance on player endorsement deals | NBC sportsThe Board of Directors for Division I of the NCAA on Wednesday approved new guidelines for members on name, likeness and likeness activities. College basketball’s most terrible players: ‘God can hardly cover him’ 247 sportsSome college basketball […]]]>

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NCAA approves new guidance on player endorsement deals | NBC sports
The Board of Directors for Division I of the NCAA on Wednesday approved new guidelines for members on name, likeness and likeness activities.

College basketball’s most terrible players: ‘God can hardly cover him’ 247 sports
Some college basketball players to watch this season.

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Oregon State University Athletics https://sentosoft.com/oregon-state-university-athletics/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 23:27:44 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/oregon-state-university-athletics/ CORVALLIS, Ore.— The Oregon State women’s rowing team travels to this Saturday’s Head of the American hosted by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natotma in Gold River, California. The Beavs return to the Head of the American for the first time since the opening of the Fall 2019 program at Lake Natotma, where […]]]>
CORVALLIS, Ore.— The Oregon State women’s rowing team travels to this Saturday’s Head of the American hosted by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natotma in Gold River, California.

The Beavs return to the Head of the American for the first time since the opening of the Fall 2019 program at Lake Natotma, where the Varsity B V4+ boat finished third with a time of 20:00.4 while the second Varsity A 4+ finished fifth with a time of 20:31.7.

OSU will start three 8+s, four varsity 4+s and five pairs for a total of 12 boats that will be in the water for the Beavers against California, Chico State, Loyola Marymount, Orange Coast College, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Diego walk. UC Davis and UCLA on Saturday.

Last time out, the Oregon State women’s rowing team put four boats in the top five to open the fall schedule at the Head of the Spokane on October 15, including The A Varsity 4+ Crew of Julia Clerici, Rhianna Loughnan, Torre Hawken, Megan Lautner and Anna Michi Second of 13 boats with a time of 19:16 for second place.

The Beavs look forward to gaining more racing experience against rival crews from across the west coast when they take on the American’s head tomorrow.

For fans wanting to follow the action, live race results are available by clicking HERE or follow the Beavs on social media @BeaverWRowing.

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Spartan Women takes first place in EMU Fall Classic https://sentosoft.com/spartan-women-takes-first-place-in-emu-fall-classic/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 23:40:01 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/spartan-women-takes-first-place-in-emu-fall-classic/ story links DEXTER, Mich. – Led by a first-place team finish for the women’s side, Michigan State’s men’s and women’s cross-country races ended the regular season on Friday afternoon at the EMU Fall Classic. The Spartan women placed three runners in the top 10 and finished 78 points clear in second […]]]>

DEXTER, Mich. – Led by a first-place team finish for the women’s side, Michigan State’s men’s and women’s cross-country races ended the regular season on Friday afternoon at the EMU Fall Classic.

The Spartan women placed three runners in the top 10 and finished 78 points clear in second place. Junior MadisonPrice crossed the finish line fourth for the Spartans and ran a personal best 5K time of 17:55. Junior Abigail Lee and seniors Alison Ziel also ended up in the top 10 in personal bests with 18:04 (7th place) and 18:05 (8th place).

Four other Michigan State runners recorded top-20 finishes, led by a sophomore Carvey Abbey in the 12th (18:17), Kaya Kuokkanen in the 17th (18:39), Julia Bayt (18:43) in the 18th and Annika Linzmeier in the 19th (18:43). Avery McLean rounded out the Spartan finishers in 21st place (18:51).

For men in the second year Fee Killewald ran 16:02 to lead the Spartans and finished 20th. Hunter Zartmann followed in 21st place with 16:02. Killewald set his personal best while Zartman posted a personal best of over 30 seconds.

“Our crew did an amazing job today by focusing on the process of being a teammate and having a brave mindset,” said the Cross Country/Track & Field director Lisa Breznau.

Next up, the Spartans head to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Big Ten Championships on Friday, October 28th. The women’s race is scheduled for 10:45 am and the men’s race is at 11:45 am. Live streaming is available on B1G+.

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ICONS seeks justice as transgender proposal lowers fairness in US rowing https://sentosoft.com/icons-seeks-justice-as-transgender-proposal-lowers-fairness-in-us-rowing/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:24:01 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/icons-seeks-justice-as-transgender-proposal-lowers-fairness-in-us-rowing/ Get instant notifications when there’s news about your stocks. Claim your 1 week free trial StreetInsider Premium here. WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IMMEDIATE RELEASE press release ICONS seeks justice as a transgender proposal Fairness is falling in US rowing LAS VEGAS – The Independent Council for Women’s Sports (ICONS) seeks justice […]]]>

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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IMMEDIATE RELEASE

press release

ICONS seeks justice as a transgender proposal

Fairness is falling in US rowing

LAS VEGAS – The Independent Council for Women’s Sports (ICONS) seeks justice for women athletes while USRowing policy continues to quash hard-won gains for fairness in women’s sports by allowing biological males to compete in all women’s and girls’ categories.

ICONS is deeply concerned about the proposed USRowing Transgender and Gender Diverse Athlete Participation Policy. The policy, like the current one introduced in 2016, perpetuates unfair competition for female rowers and diminishes their value and opportunities, said Marshi Smith, an NCAA swimming champion and co-founder of ICONS.

“We are calling on the US Rowing Board to revise its policy to ensure equal opportunities for males and females to compete,” Smith said. “Unfortunately, many fail to recognize that they are openly discriminating against their female athletes without making the women and girls category exclusive to women, as USRowing has failed to do.”

This is the week of the world’s largest three-day rowing competition, the Head of the Charles Regatta, which begins October 21 in Boston with some 11,000 competitors in 61 events, where biological males can compete in any division in which they identify themselves. Smith said this violates the year 2022 “rowing rulesUSRowing policies dealing with fairness, which specifically state: “All rowers participating in a regatta must at all times … compete fairly.”

The proposed USRowing policy reflects the recently adopted one transgender policy of British rowing, which was met with a violent public outcry. UK rowing leader Mark Davies, who opposed her own new transgender policy, said she had brought UK rowing “in line with world rowing” by allowing natural males, who identify themselves as women, to row in the to compete in the women’s category. To support his appeal, Davies quoted a recent scientific study This shows once again that testosterone suppression does this Not Eliminate the male advantage in muscle mass, grip strength, or VO2max, even after 14 years of hormonal suppression.

“In sport, fairness must come first,” said Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director of ICONS Rowing and former US Olympic rower. “We want everyone to be able to take part in the competition. Eligibility must be based on biology, namely gender. We have age and weight categories which are also based on biology to ensure a level playing field. We must not create categories based on identities such as race, ethnicity, religion or gender identification.’ As an advocate of fair competition, Dr. O’Connor 1976 member of Yale University’s women’s rowing team, which protested athletic inequality and spearheaded the Title IX movement to combat gender discrimination in collegiate athletics.

As USRowing’s Board of Directors continues to review its transgender policy, ICONS urges USRowing to extend Davies’ Plea for World Rowingand reverse the injustice to US female athletes by protecting the women’s category for biological female athletes.

ICONS is supported by world-class athletes, parents, internationally renowned scientists, doctors and health professionals, as well as advocates, advocacy groups and women’s organizations. You can learn more about ICONS and get involved at www.iconswomen.com.

For media inquiries please contact:

[email protected]

Marshi Smith
Independent Council on Women's Sports
702-323-4516
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Source: Independent Council for Women’s Sport

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