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Ross-on-Wye rowing squad win at Wallingford and at Stourport
4:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
ROSS Rowing Club’s summer success has extended into the winter season with a crop of wins.
A selected group of junior rowers took part in the prestigious Wallingford Long Distance Head and came away with a coveted winner’s medal. The J16 double scull combination of Will Gladstone and Nick Burden overcame an extremely strong field of 22 crews from some of the best rowing schools and clubs in the country to win in an impressive time.
They are now set to perform again at Hampton Head and the club is optimistic about their chances of winning some major regattas in the summer season.
Stourport Head was the target for junior crews ranging from J14 to J18 as well as a senior crew.
The Ross contingent came away with seven victories with wins for Zoe Westley, Fran Watling, Adrienne Howell, Gabby Howell, Scarlett Brodholt, Jess Saxon-Macrostie, Isobel Newey, Emily Morris, Emily Leach, Naomi Banks-Martin and Ali Banks-Martin.
The senior crew of Graham Watling, Tim Ball, Dave Sykes and Jim Pettipher (coxed by Sally Pettipher) had a promising row on their first outing.
There was also a fine effort from a WJ14 quad of young rowers who only took up rowing in the summer, Hattie Aubrey, Lily Croft, Elysia Cotton and Catherine Powell.
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