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Whatcom Rowing Association wins 3 races at Covered Bridge Regatta

Will Schjeldrup, Griffin Holmes, Marshall Mills, Elliott Niemur and Thomas Newman celebrate winning the JV Men’s 4+ at the Covered Bridge Regatta Saturday, April 16, in Oregon.
Will Schjeldrup, Griffin Holmes, Marshall Mills, Elliott Niemur and Thomas Newman celebrate winning the JV Men’s 4+ at the Covered Bridge Regatta Saturday, April 16, in Oregon. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The Whatcom Rowing Association had a successful weekend with three victories at the Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Reservoir near Eugene, Ore., on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17.

Two of the wins came by junior division boats, as the WRA (a) JV Men’s 4+ boat of Will Schjeldrup, Griffin Holmes, Marshall Mills, and Elliott Niemur and coxed by Thomas Newman claimed first place, as did the WRA 4+ boat of Lili Pondegraz, Susie Bennette, Diana Haas and Amy Evans and coxed by Emily Parker. The WRA’s Men’s Novice Masters 4+ boat also won.

WRA also got a pair of second-place finishes in the Masters division in the mixed 8+ and the Women’s Master’s 4+. The WRA (b) JV Men’s 4+ also added a second-place finish in the novice division, while the Women’s Novice 4+ and the Women’s 2X grabbed fourth-place finishes.

The Bellingham Herald

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