Rowers excel at state championships

May 18, 2016
The Corowa Rowing Club competed at the Victorian Masters State Championships held at Nagambie on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.
Club members Robert Eyers, Julie Underwood and Susie Scott represented the club.

The first day of competition saw Julie Underwood and Susie Scott team up in the double scull.

This crew had been working hard at training and were confident of putting in a strong performance. With crews from Melbourne and Wentworth lining up, the Corowa crew got out well keeping pace with the Melbourne team and holding second place at the 500m mark.

The Corowa crew pushed over the final half of the race to narrow the gap to hold onto a much deserved silver medal.

Day Two saw Julie line up in the heat of the single scull, taking the lead early she rowed a well-timed race to lead all the way and a place in the final.

Julie was up against the Ballarat sculler who has been in top form all season.
Julie’s plan was to take the lead and hold on for as long as she could.

Following the race plan Julie held a slight lead at the half way mark before the Ballarat sculler made her move as both scullers moved away from the rest of the field.

Julie finished strongly to grab her second silver medal of the regatta.
Julie’s final race was with a crew from South Melbourne RC who had a spot in their quad scull.

The newly formed crew who have never rowed together took an early lead and took control of the race to lead all the way to claim the gold medal.

Robert’s first race was the E grade quad scull with three other rowers from Footscray on Sunday morning.

They had a good row, finishing strongly holding off most of the field and taking second place for the silver medal.

Dinga then competed in the heat of the single scull finishing in fourth spot and just missing out on the final.

He then teamed up with the other three rowers from Footscray again to contest the D grade Quad scull.

They had another strong row but the younger age group was a bit too fast and they finished in fourth spot missing out on a medal. 

The Corowa Rowing Club is still active over the winter months with on water training and use of the fully equipped gym and on water training facilities.

Now is a fantastic time to join in with 12 month memberships from July 1, so come down and have a look at the facilities on offer.

All new members are made welcome.

For further information visit the shed on Monday - Thursday from 4.30pm and Sunday mornings from 9am.
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