New Trier rowers mark first major autumn regatta in two years

The New Trèves rowing program picks up where it left off, leaving competition in its wake.

The Trevians’ college junior 8+ boat took first place to lead a series of top rankings at the Milwaukee River Challenge on September 18.

The race marked the first time some crew members had competed for New Trier after losing the 2020 season due to COVID-19 precautions.

“It was great for the team and the parents to be back in action at a competitive regatta,” said Rose Marchuk, program director and head coach, in a press release. “After a lot of practice this was the first fall lead race for many girls on the team who lost their previous fall season due to COVID-related regatta cancellations.

“The depth of talent was evident in the good results of the race. We can’t wait to polish our technique for Head of the Rock (October 10th) in Rockford. “

According to the statement, crews made their way through downtown Milwaukee, enjoying sunny skies and the support of their teammates and supporters gathered along the Riverwalk.

“It was amazing to be back on the water in a real regatta and being able to cheer on my teammates,” senior and co-captain Chloe Burne said in the statement.

The new boats from Trier also won first place in the men’s 4+ and women’s 4+ races.

Other male crews clinched second, fourth, fifth and sixth places in the afternoon, while in the junior 8+ women boats from New Trier finished second and third.

“It was a tough race, but New Trier absolutely dominated in the junior varsity category,” said team co-captain Mateo Miller. “It brings us a little closer on our way to Boston and the head of the Charles Regatta (October 22-24).”

New Trier Rowing debuted at school in 2002. It competes in two seasons – fall and spring – and typically features up to 140 rowers, depending on the program.

The fall season is brewing at the helm of the Charles Regatta in Boston, an internationally renowned event.

Dozens of NT Rowing alumni have come forward to compete for colleges across the country, including many for renowned programs such as Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Yale. Many more have competed for the Big 10 programs in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa, to name a few.

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