June 10th, Oak Ridge, TN – The Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors competed at USRowing Youth Nationals in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The crew represented Tulsa extremely well and rowed to the best finish (14th) in the Youth Men’s Lightweight Four for the Tulsa youth boys team since the club started to attend nationals in 2006.
The crew was comprised of Katie Grantham (BTW), John Seely (BTW), Alex Mears (Cascia), Ronnie Baker (Bixby), Evan Sack (BTW) and Karl Fetsch (Cascia).
“This is an exciting development for the club, these athletes performed at an exceptionally high level and represented Tulsa exceptionally well,” said Head Coach Neil Bergenroth. “Credit goes to the athletes and varsity coaches Micah Hartwell and Brock Turner for all of their hard work and dedication helping develop these athletes to this level.”
“I am really proud of what these guys accomplished,” said Coach Hartwell of his crew’s performance.
The club now looks forward to a trip to the UK where a team of ten will compete at English regattas and have the chance to qualify for Henley Royal Regatta. This is the first time in the history of the event that a group of Oklahoma high school athletes will compete on UK soil.
The Tulsa Rowing Club is currently running four one week camps in the month of June for all 7th through 12th grade athletes to try the sport for the first time. For more information on the summer camps, visit the club’s website at http://www.tulsarowing.org/juniors or contact Coach Bergenroth directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.