Rowing News | Biggest national youth championship of all time comes to an end, 34 national titles awarded
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There are 34 newly crowned national champions in the youth US rowing world.
The 2022 USRowing Youth National Championship was a busy and robust event as it attracted more than 3,500 high school and junior athletes from 210 programs, making it the largest iteration in the event’s history.
The men’s youth eight was one of many Barnburner races at the event with a solid first place finish from Greenwich but a very, very small gap between second and third. Just 0.08 seconds separated second-placed Newport and third-placed Sarasota.
In the women’s youth eight, the margins were narrow, but not quite as narrow. Chicago took first place with a time of 6:28.075, followed by Greenwich with 6:29.564 and RowAmerica Rye with 6:30.833.
Among the narrow victories were victories that had an even bigger story behind them.
“When we crossed the finish line, we didn’t know that we were first. We thought we didn’t win and when we found out we were so, so excited,” said Imogen Cabot, Winsor School Women’s Youth member.
Cabot’s crew of Isabella Liu, Olivia Hochberg, Evelyn Wells and Emeline Daley took first place in the event and the win came on a sweet note for the crew’s longtime coach.
“It belongs to our coach [Lisa Stone] last season; she has been with us for 24 years. She’s like family to me and I’m just so happy that we were able to have this big last hooray for her. It was such a fun race. It was so much fun having that final sprint, so much fun being so close the whole time. I love rowing.”
The full results of the event can be viewed here.