EARLYSVILLE, Va. — The Virginia rowing team won three of four races at the Rivanna Romp Sunday (Nov. 13) on the Rivanna Reservoir. UVA won the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Varsity Pair races as the Cavaliers concluded their fall season.
The annual regatta featured crews from UCF, Duke, Louisville, Navy and North Carolina. Virginia has captured the last 16 Varsity Eight races at the Romp, while the UVA Varsity Four has won 13 of the last 15 races.
UVA’s Second Varsity Eight claimed the win at the Rivanna Romp, completing the 4,000-meter course with a winning time of 12;49.50. UVA’s V8 finished second at 12:50.1 followed by Duke’s V8 at 12:57.6 and Virginia’s 3V8 at 13:15.5.
The Cavaliers’ Varsity Four defeated UVA’s Second Varsity Four 14:20.9-14:24.5. Duke’s Varsity Four placed third at 14:25.9, while UVA’s Third Varsity Four placed fourth at 14:41.4.
UVA tandem Catherine Williams and Lauren Benedict won the Varsity Pair race, edging teammates Kate Kelly and Leia Till 11:44.4-11:45.7.
Duke’s Novice Eight defeated UVA’s N8 13:22-14:00.
“The fall has been an incredible opportunity for the team to bond and train hard together,” UVA co-captains Tahne Badenhorst and Larkin Brown said. “We have taken this semester to get faster, be gritty and learn a lot from each other.
“The team is looking strong this year and it was awesome to witness that today at the Rivanna Romp. We are so proud of this team and looking forward to what we can achieve. Thank you to Duke, UNC, Navy, UCF and Louisville for making the trip. It was great to see our ACC competitors this fall. Go Hoos!”
Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Janet Conklin; Stroke: Kate Kelly, 7: Leia Till, 6: Lauren Benedict, 5: Catherine Williams, 4: Bella Carter, 3: Elsa Hartman, 2: Cillian Mullen, Bow: Eva Frohnhofer
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: ViVi Van Ingen; Stroke: Sofia Coppola, 7: Nel Straub, 6: Jenna Hajji, 5: Larkin Brown, 4: Riley Richardson; 3: Lily Jarrett, 2: Kelsey Gems, Bow: Meagan Goldsmith
Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Nora Grabcheski, Stroke: Addison Luce, 7: Teagan Orth 6: Paige Loh, 5: Lily Bernero, 4: Kate McGee, 3: Tahne Badenhorst, 2: Tahne Badenhorst, 2: Sky Dahl, Bow: Grace Lebo
Fourth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Izzie Bird, 7: Ailbhe O’Grady, 6: Brooke Alexander, 5: Beatrice Jones, 4: Katie Stephens, 3: Lindsay O’Neil, 2: Carter Shields, Bow: Alexa Zavattaro
Fifth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Faye Berry, Stroke: Paige Lane, 7: Freya Birkas-Dent, 6: Ava Dargon, 5: Katie Rapaglia, 4: Sarah Rapaglia, 3: Sydney Fratamico, 2: Amelia Parizek, Bow: Reilly Katz
Varsity Four: Coxswain: Janet Conklin, Stroke: Elsa Hartman, 3: Bella Carter, 2: Eva Frohnhofer, Bow: Cillian Mullen
Second Varsity Four: Coxswain: Emma Bradish, Stroke: Nel Straub, 3: Jenna Hajji, 2: Larkin Brown, Bow: Kelsey Gems
Third Varsity Four: Coxswain: Chloe Lee, Stroke: Meagan Goldsmith, 3: Sofia Coppola, 2: Lily Jarrett, Bow: Riley Richardson
Fourth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Addison Luce, 3: Teagan Orth, 2: Tahne Badenhorst, Bow: Kate McGee
Fifth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Sarah Statler, Stroke: Paige Loh, 3: Lily Bernero, 2: Sky Dahl, Bow: Grace Lebo
Sixth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Shelby Bavin, Stroke: Izzie Bird, 3: Ailbhe O’Grady, 2: Brooke Alexander, Bow: Beatrice Jones
First Novice Eight: Coxswain: Ashlyn McGinn, Stroke: Olivia Colston, 7: Natalie Bailey, 6: Ava Dargon, 5: Katie Rapaglia, 4: Sarah Rapaglia, 3: Dylan Bentley, 2: Hannah Guy, Bow: Lilly Sutter
Second Novice Eight: Coxswain: Lillian Parker, Stroke: Eleanor Press,7: Lily Spyredes, 6: Kiersten Nyquist, 5: Savannah Fox, 4: Elise Williamson, 3: Julia Corbo, 2: Lizzie Householder, Bow: Ella Harris
Pair A: Kate Kelly, Leia Till
Pair B: Catherine Williams, Lauren Benedict