As we start the 2015 season, let’s pick up where we left off by reminding everyone of our fantastic success at the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s 2015 National Championships in Gainesville, GA. The beautiful backdrop of lake Lanier, the site for the 1996 olympic games, served as a canvas for the most competitive rowing this program has seen in year.
The novice 8+ finished 5th in the petite final with a time of 6:22.84, putting them at 13th out of 19 overall.
The lightweight 4+ takes home the only ACRA medals in Aztec history, finishing 3rd overall, less than a second ahead of west coast rival USC. The race was the last for seniors Bernard Aparicio, Blake Rhoades, and Kam Kennington. Stroke-seat Ross Wong was only a freshman, and has a bright future of Aztec rowing ahead of him.
The varsity 4+ finished 4th in the petite final, placing them in 12th overall out of 28, yes 28, total entries! This heavyweight 4+ could potentially return the entire lineup to this regatta next year. The crew consisted of juniors Marshall Kanute and Brandt Watson, and sophomores Cameron Elliot and Logan Clark.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout last season and over the years. We appreciate everything you all have done for us.