Eagles Make Waves with the Dayton Boat Club

Eagle athletes can be seen on the field, on the court, and even on the water as several students are members of the Dayton Boat Club. Their fall season wrapped up with the Head of the Hooch event in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4-5.

"It is the second largest regatta in the United States," said Dayton Boat Club Junior Program manager Liz Muir.  "There are two types of boats (shells) for the two types of rowing – sweep rowing and sculling. In sweep rowing (indicated by the “+”), each rower has one oar about 12.5 feet long. In sculling (indicated by the “x”), a rower uses two oars each about 9.5 feet long."

Nine rowers from CJ participated in the Head of the Hooch regatta.

"Our rowers rose to challenge and carried their boats about a mile to get to and from the launch site," Muir noted.

Highlights from the event included:

  • Paul Wittmann '18 being a part of the 8th place team in the Men's Youth 4+ race;
  • Grace Blust '19 being a part of the 10th place team in the Women's Youth 4+ race;
  • Kyla Boehringer '19 and Aidah Shuttleworth '21 being a part of the 10th place team in the Women's Youth Lightweight 4+; and,
  • Blust, Brianna Gracey '18, Elena Muir '19 and Lainey Groll '21 being a part of the 11th place team in the Women's Open 8+

Last month, 11 Eagles participated in the Speakmon Regatta.

"The competitors rowed a 5,000-meter (3.1 miles) course," Muir said.

Highlights from that event included:

  • Blust being a part of the 1st place team in the Women’s Varsity High School 4+ race;
  • Boehringer, Muir and Groll being a part of the 6th place team in the Women’s Varsity High School 4+ race;
  • Kelly Carmody '20 and Shuttleworth being a part of the 17th place team in the Women’s Varsity High School 4+ race;
  • Blust and Gracey being a part of the 1st place team in the Women’s Varsity High School 8+ 1 race;
  • Brody Taylor '20 and Wittmann being a part of the 3rd place team in the Men’s Varsity High School 4+ race; and,
  • Sunshine Rivington '21 being a part of the 8th place Women’s Novice High School 8+ race.

Learn more about the Dayton Boat Club's spring season and the team on their website.

Pictured above: CJ rowers who participated in the Head of the Hooch regatta: Grace Blust, Elena Muir, Kyla Boehringer, Paul Wittmann, Aidah Shuttleworth, Brianna Gracey, Kelly Carmody, Lainey Groll, and Brody Taylor.

Posted November 9, 2017