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ODBC Rowers Hauled in 13 Medals in Fall Season - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Dec 05,2018
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The Old Dominion Boat Club at the Head of the Occoquan regatta. Photo by Lisa Scontras

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - In two regattas ending the fall season, the Old Dominion Boat Club’s women’s first eight and men’s quad rowed to bronze place finishes at the Head of the Occoquan (HOTO), and the club’s lightweight men’s and women’s boats raced in the competitive Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The last races of the autumn brought the club’s totals for the season to three golds and three bronzes for the men; and one gold, two silver and four bronze for the women. The women’s first eight boat was the fastest team in the DMZ, said Coach Patrick Marquardt.

The club in Old Town Alexandria, which includes rowers from around the region, returned for the third time in the season to the Occoquan, fielding 13 boats. The lightweight men and women traveled south to the Chattahoochee River for a race cut short by the rough weather: Rowers went 2 kilometers instead of 5.

On the Occoquan, the men’s quad won the bronze with a time of 20.41.81, behind Resilient Rowing with a time of 20.27.89 and Walt Whitman, with a time of 20:33.32.

“They’ve spent a total of four tough practices together in this boat over the past two weeks. After the second practice, they headed to the Head of the Schuylkill, where they had a strong performance and finished fourth out of 21. Last two practices, final race and rowed their way to a bronze medal at the HOTO,” said Coach Enoch Cleckley. “I’m very proud and looking forward to the future with these boys.”

Also at the HOTO, the women’s first eight won a bronze, with a time of 18:59.03. Walt Whitman came in first with a time of 18:37.27, and BCC was second.

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