2016: Dogwood Junior Championship

Friday April 29th, The Nashville Juniors loaded up a charter bus to head to Oak Ridge, TN for the 2016 Dogwood Juniors Regatta. After rigging and practice laps on the course, the team returned to the hotel to prepare for our first weekend of Championship level racing with the lots of new competition as well as a few familiar faces. Below is a recap of the first half of Saturday racing before thunderstorms forced the cancellation of races for the remainder of the day. All medals listed for events that were canceled due to weather are based on times from all Heats in that event.

Saturday Heats

Women's Youth 8+ Heat 1: Nashville 1st Place 6:54.1 (25 seconds over 2nd place)
Men's 1st Novice 4+ Heat 3: Nashville 1st Place 7:31.4 (11 seconds over 2nd place)
Women's 2nd 8+ Heat 1: Nashville 1st Place 7:24,7 (10 seconds over 2nd place) Gold Medal
Women's 2- Heat 1: Nashville A 1st Place 7:57.1 (56 seconds over 2nd place) Gold Medal
Women's 2- Heat 2: Nashville B 3rd Place 8:23.2
Women's Youth Novice 4+ Heat 2: Nashville 1st Place 8:06.9 (42 seconds over 2nd Place) Silver Medal
Men's Youth 2- Heat 1: Nashville B 4th Place 8:02.7
Men's Youth 2- Heat 2: Nashville A 3rd Place 8:03.1
Men's Youth 2nd Novice 4+ Flight 2: Nashville 2nd Place 7:58.1 Silver Medal
Women's Youth 2nd Novice 4+ Flight 2: Nashville 1st Place 8:08.1 (17 seconds over 2nd) Gold Medal

Saturday Finals

Women's Youth 8+ Final A: 1st Place 6:54.1 Gold Medal
Men's Youth Novice 4+ Final A: 5th Place 7:36.4

The team returned Sunday morning to find greatly improved weather compared to the forecast. The Nashville athletes entered the day with a little extra fire from not being able to race some of their finals from Saturday afternoon and was again able to put down some impressive races in their races!

Sunday Heats

Women's Youth 4+ Heat 3: 1st Place 7:29.1 (1:10 over 2nd place)
Men's Youth Novice 8+ Heat 2: 3rd Place 7:29.8
Men's Youth 2nd+ Heat 2: 3rd Place 7:35.6
Men's Youth Ltwt 2x Heat 1: 4th Place 8:19.1
Men's Youth 4+ Heat 3: 1st Place 6:57.8 (11 seconds over 2nd place)
Women's Youth Novice 8+ Heat 2: 1st Place 7:18.8 (35 seconds over 2nd place)
Women's Youth 2nd 4+ Heat 3: 1st Place 7:47.6 (1:11 seconds over 2nd place)
Women's Youth 3rd 4+ Heat Flight 2: 1st Place 8:06.9 (24 seconds over 2nd place) Gold Medal

Sunday Finals

Women's Youth 4+ Final A: 1st Place 7:35.8 Gold Medal
Men's Youth Novice 8+ Final A: 6th Place 7:21.9
Men's Youth 2nd 4+ Final A: 6th Place 7:43.9
Men's Youth Ltwt 2x Final B: 3rd Place 8:39.1
Women's Youth Ltwt 4+ Final A: 2nd Place 8:32.9
Men's Youth 4+ Final A: 7:15.8 Silver Medal
Women's Youth Novice 8+ Final A: 1st Place 7:36.6 Gold Medal
Women's Youth 2nd 4+ Final A: 3rd Place 8:15.1 Bronze Medal

Official Results are available HERE for both days, and we hope to get lots of pictures and some video up as we collect them from parents and spectators! We are all extremely proud of how the Nashville athletes carried themselves this weekend, both on and off the water. The weeks ahead before Southeast Regionals will certainly be filled with hard work to improve upon this weekend and come into Sarasota even faster!