Pound Ridge, Bedford Rowers Help Team Win Medals At N.J. Regatta

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Pound Ridge's Liam McDonough, right, won the varsity double in Mercer, N.J. for Norwalk River Rowing.
Pound Ridge's Liam McDonough, right, won the varsity double in Mercer, N.J. for Norwalk River Rowing. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Five Pound Ridge and Bedford rowers contributed medal-winning performances that helped Norwalk River Rowing return from their recent trip to the Princeton area with three ISA Sculling Championship Team Trophies: Varsity Men'ss Trophy, Large Team Men's Trophy, and Lightweight Men's Trophy, all awarded for the sculling events. 

All together, the men and women teams earned seven gold, five silver, and four bronze medals.

The regatta featured 42 clubs competing over two days at Mercer Lake in New Jersey.  The regatta was actually two regattas held together, the ISA Sculling Championships (a sculling regatta) and the Mercer Lake Sprints (the sweep events). The small boat sculling events were held Friday evening, with the rest of the events held on Saturday.

Pound Ridge and Bedford residents propelled boats winning six of Norwalk River Rowing’s sixteen medals.  Gold medals were won by Kris Petreski in a varsity single, Liam McDonough in a varsity double and Kaare Andersen in a second varsity four.

Andersen also contributed a silver in a second varsity quad. Liam McDonough’s brother Kyle won a silver in the men’s novice eight and a bronze in the men’s novice quad. Kyle was joined in the silver-winning men’s novice eight by Jonathan Bell and Ryan Galli.

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