Tulsa Youth Rowing Association Achieves Medal Haul To Finish The Indoor Rowing Season

OKC Riversport Indoor Challenge Tulsa Youth Rowing Association Team Photo

Athletes from the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association earned top places at indoor rowing races in Topeka, KS, and Oklahoma City, OK, over the past couple of weekends.

Varsity athlete Emma Reynolds, topped the rankings at the Shocker Sprints held on February 9th with a personal best time of 7:32.9. This was also the fastest time of the day beating all of the collegiate athletes entered. In addition, Reynolds again topped the rankings in the 500m sprint with a time of 1:44.1.

Winning The Hammer!

The club was also successful at the OKC Riversport Erg Challenge held on Feb 16th earning a medal haul of three golds, one silver, and five bronze medals.

Racing At the OKC Riversport Erg Challenge

Full results (school in parenthesis)

Men’s Jr Ltwt

1st Logan Milleson (BTW) 7:26.0

2nd Dylan Kupetsky (BTW) 7:30.8

3rd Paul Maras (Home School) 7:44.4

Men’s Jr Novice

1st Ben Wilson (Bixby) 7:12.0

Men’s Jr Novice Ltwt

1st Everette Ballard (Home School) 8:51.2

Women’s Jr

3rd Emma Reynolds (Owasso) 7:31.2

Anikah Rahman (Jenks) 8:48.0

Women’s Jr Ltwt

3rd Leanna Kim (Cascia Hall) 8:16.8

Women’s Jr Novice

3rd Obrie Gniech (Owasso) 9:17.4

Women’s Jr Coxswain

3rd Isley Steger (Broken Arrow) 9:34.8

Men’s Jr

Elias Elkhoury (Home School) 7:12.3

“I didn’t expect to win a gold medal today but I came into this race today hoping to improve my personal record. I was surprised to win the gold and I am proud to represent Tulsa Youth Rowing Association. I’m thankful to Coach Tamara and my team for their help and encouragement!”, said Everette Ballard of his personal best effort.

TYRA is a non-profit organization that serves Tulsa and surrounding areas by providing access to rowing activities. For more information on joining or supporting the club, please contact Head Coach Tamara Clayton at coacht@okrowing.org.