On November 9th, the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association Travelled to Natchitoches, LA (USA) for the St. Denis Head Race. The racecourse was a challenging 4500m on the Cane River Lake. Our crews performed well, bringing home a total of six third-place finishes and a silver medal in the women’s JV Double.
Isley Steger (Broken Arrow) raced three times and medalled in all of her races. She rowed a total of 30km. She placed third in Women’s Junior Double, third in the Women’s Junior 4x, and the 2nd Women’s JV double. Isley was excited about her efforts and said – “My races went well, I had to hot seat twice but, after everything happened I medaled in every race. I went into this race knowing that it will be a very long race and I needed to mentally prepare myself. I knew I could do it physically but the mentally part was where I needed to focus!! After getting a good look at the course at pre row, I was ready! The row up to the start was long and hard. The thought that I was going to race this all the way back was kinda hard to think about. But once we were at the start it was go time. I had to book it down the course because otherwise, I would be late for my other races!! I am very happy with the results of our team!! Go TYRA!!”
Mya Fincher (Edison), said of her 4th place finish in the women’s novice doubles – “Overall rowing has been great for my confidence because I realized that I am the type of person who excels when they have a full schedule. I am looking forward to continuing to improve in rowing.”
The team now looks to enter winter training in preparation for the spring season. If you are interested in finding out more about the competitive or recreational programs, please contact TYRA Head Coach Tamara Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Womens Jr Double||Tegan Brown (12th, Pryor) , Isley Steger (9th, BA)||3rd|
|Women’s Jr Novice 1x||Riley Shea (11th, Union)||3rd|
|Obrie Gniech (9th Owasso)||4th|
|Women’s Jr 4x||Elizabeth McClain (11th, Bishop Kelly), Emma Reynolds (11th, Owasso), Obrie Gneich, Isley Steger||3rd|
|Haleen McMahan (8th Marquette), Tegan Brown, Mya Fincher (8th Edison), Riley Shea||4th|
|Mens Jr Novice 2x||Logan Lewellen (9th Jenks) – Composite With Woodlands||3rd|
|Women’s Jr 1x||Emma Reynolds||3rd|
|Women’s JV 2x||Elizabeth McClain, Isley Steger||2nd|
|Women’s Jr Novice 2x||Tegan Brown, Riley Shea||5th|
|Mya Fincher, Haleen McMahan||4th|
|Mixed Jr 4x||Obrie Gneich, Emma Reynolds (Composite with Woodlands)||3rd|
|Men’s Jr Novice 1x||Logan Lewellen (9th Jenks)||9th|