EARLYSVILLE, Va. — The Virginia rowing team won two of three races at the Rivanna Romp Sunday (Nov. 12) on the Rivanna Reservoir. UVA won the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four, and placed second in the Novice Eight as the Cavaliers concluded their fall season.
The annual regatta featured crews from Duke, Louisville, Minnesota, Navy and North Carolina. Virginia has captured the last 17 Varsity Eight races at the Romp, while the UVA Varsity Four has won 14 of the last 16 races.
UVA’s Varsity Eight claimed the win at the Rivanna Romp, completing the 4,000-meter course with a winning time of 12:52.9. UVA’s 2V8 finished second at 13:04.3 followed by Duke’s V8 at 13:17.8 and Minnesota’s V8 at 13:19.1.
The Cavaliers’ Second Varsity Four defeated UVA’s Third Varsity Four 14:20.4-14.34.5. UVA’s Varsity Four placed third at 14:34.7, while Duke’s Varsity Four placed fourth at 14:44.8.
Duke’s Novice Eight defeated UVA’s N8 13:44.1-14:06.3.
“We’re so proud of how this team raced and performed, but more importantly, who this team is as a collective,” UVA co-captains Kate Kelly and Beatrice Jones said. “We feel privileged and grateful every day to be a part of something so special. Thank you to the crews that came out, to the parents and alumni, and to coaches for their support.”
Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Nora Grabcheski; Stroke: Lauren Benedict, 7: Catherine Williams, 6: Jenna Hajji, 5: Ava Schetlick, 4: Cillian Mullen; 3: Eva Frohnhofer, 2: Kate Kelly, Bow: Meagan Goldsmith
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Lauren Jochims, 7: Skylar Morrison 6: Lily Jarrett, 5: Elsa Hartman, 4: Riley Richardson, 3: Paige Loh, 2: Sophia Coppola, Bow: Sky Dahl.
Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Ashlyn McGinn, Stroke: Kennedy Housley, 7: Stella Bittman, 6: Kelsey Gems, 5: Beatrice Jones, 4: Helene Dimitrijev, 3: Ailbhe O’Grady, 2: Lila Henn, Bow: Kate McGee
Fourth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Emma Bradish, Stroke: Izzie Bird, 7: Cameron Bentley, 6: Sheila Joyce, 5: Caeley Tierney, 4: Reilly Katz, 3: Lily Bernero, 2: Parker Cuthbertson, Bow: Dylan Bentley
Fifth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Allison Triano, Stroke: Hannah Guy, 7: Teagan Orth, 6: Sarah Rapaglia, 5: Katie Rapaglia, 4: Paris Miller, 3: Anna Schrieber, 2: Savannah Fox, Bow: Paige Lane
Varsity Four: Coxswain: Ashlyn McGinn, Stroke: Kate Kelly, 3: Catherine Williams, 2: Lauren Benedict, Bow: Megan Goldsmith
Second Varsity Four: Coxswain: Zoe Tekeian, Stroke: Cillian Mullen, 3: Ava Schetlick, 2: Jenna Hajji, Bow: Elsa Hartman
Third Varsity Four: Coxswain: Nora Grabcheski, Stroke: Lauren Jochims, 3: Skylar Morrison, 2: Eva Frohnhofer, Bow: Sophia Coppola
Fourth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Chloe Lee, Stroke: Lily Jarrett, 3: Paige Loh, 2: Riley Richardson, Bow: Sky Dahl
Fifth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Emma Bradish, Stroke: Kelsey Gems, 3: Kate McGee, 2: Helene Dimitrijev, Bow: Beatrice Jones
Sixth Varsity Four: Coxswain: Shelby Bavin, Stroke Ailbhe O’Grady, 3: Caeley Tierney 2: Lily Bernero, Bow: Cameron Bentley
Novice Eight: Coxswain: Sami Goldman, Stroke: Kennedy Housley, 7: Stella Bittman, 6: Lila Henn, 5: Anna Schrieber, 4: Paris Miller, 3: Molly Bidwell, 2: Olivia Morin, Bow: Izzy Barnes
Second Novice Eight: Coxswain: Lisa de Groot, Stroke: Sally Laurencelle, 7: AK Gaskin, 6: Rose McHugh, 5: Skylar Gash, 4: Stella Shoemaker, 3: Eliana LaFleur, 2: Lilly Armstrong, Bow: Gwenyth Fahy