Westford Littleton Crew Brings Home Gold
Westford-Littleton Crew participated in the Mass Public School Rowing Association’s Fall State Championships held in Harwich on October 28. The entire team put in their best effort, which paid off in medals for many of the team members.
In Varsity, the Boys Varsity 4+ won gold in their race against teams from Arlington-Belmont, Wayland-Weston, and Worcester. Rowing in the boat were Ben Davis, Gary Flynn, Peter Cajolet, and Jeremy Hemingway. Haley Doucette led the boat as coxswain.
The Boys Junior Varsity 4+ race has two entries from Westford-Littleton. These boats won first and third place. The first place boat was coxed by Marissa Cuggino. Rowers were Alex Corvino, Jimmy Cummings, Dino Ferrini and Matt Davis. The third place rowers were Greg Sergeant, Dan Makuch, Jacob Clancy, and Alex Casperson. Srarya Chary coxed the boat to a great finish.
The Girls Junior Varsity 4 won gold in their race. Rowers were Naomi Moran, Nina Fultz, Lexi Gordon and Janine Thibodeau. Sarah Berkowitz sat in the coxswain seat . The Girls Varsity 4+ won third place in their race. Rowers were Genny Ross, Amelia Shein, Sophie Anderson and Lauren Smith. Riann Hale coxed the boat.
Novice boats also performed well. The Boys Novice 8+ won gold in their race against teams from Wayland-Weston, Hingham, and Arlington-Belmont. Rowers in this boat were Richard Proulx, Ryan Chen, Prateek Makhija, Saif Ali Khan, Sean Clancy, Cody Grim, Aaron LaBarre, and Taiga Kambara. Esther Coleman led as coxswain.
The Girls Novice 8+ won gold in their race. Rowers were Kaitlin Andry, Amanda Tobin, Dana Coggio, Caroline Provost, Maddie Russell, Christine Raymond, Kelsey Anderson and Katherine Stokes. Molly Ryan coxed the boat.
The novice boys performed at an exceptional level that day. The two boys Novice 4+ boats each raced to within 30 seconds of each other, coming in a full minute ahead of other boats in the exhibition race.
This was the final fall season regatta for Westford-Littleton Crew. It was an enormously successful season for the team, coaches and supporters. The team will continue with winter training to prepare for the spring season sprint races.