This Sprint Season saw our Masters team find success on all stages, from local to international. With a lot of hard work put in over the Fall and Winter it is always exciting to leave the Spring Season with some hardware!
The team began the season with a solid showing at The Dogwood Masters Regatta in Oak Ridge, TN, where they earned 8 GOLD, 3 SILVER AND 5 BRONZE medals, a solid start to the Spring Season! The Masters took to the water for another month of training leading up to US Rowing’s Southeast Masters Championships on June 23-24, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. The regatta proved to be a fitting culmination of months of hard speed work on the erg during Winter Training and on the lake during the Spring Season. Nashville’s Masters arrived in Augusta with a full squad that was motivated and prepared to compete with the Southeast’s finest Masters crews. As a group, Nashville’s Masters had previously committed to the goal of chasing the team points trophy at the regatta. The racing action was intense with numerous entries across all boats and categories. Typical summer heat, humidity and the occasional alligator sighting added further drama to the weekend, as Nashville delivered on its promise with a medal haul consisting of 15 GOLD, 6 SILVER and 5 BRONZE MEDALS to outpace all competitors and claim the first ever Points Trophy for Nashville Rowing Masters.
BUT WAIT! NOT DONE YET..Dietmar Kuttlewascher attended the Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catherine's Canada and came home with a GOLD medal in his Men's Masters 1x for the second consecutive year.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST. a group of Masters headed to FISA-MASTERS WORLDS in Sarasota and brought home GOLD for Dietmar Kuttelwascher, Will Weaver and Lizabeth Theiss.. There were many second place finishes to be proud of! A VERY SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR ALL!