MBA competed in the Midwest Scholastic Championships: 49 teams from 9 different states with bids to the National Championships on the line. Racing a total of 9 boats with all 5 of the boats that we anticipated doing well not only made it into the finals, but they each also earned a medal! 1 Gold (2x), 2 Silver (Ltwt 8, Freshman 8), 2 Bronze (Ltwt 4, Ltwt Novice 4). We brought up 33 boys to the regatta, 24 of which are grade 9 or 10, racing many senior crews and finished 4th overall in the team standings. The crew who won the double had only 5 months of water time sculling and won the race in a photo finish (above).
Note: Freshman 8 averages 146 lbs (66.5 kg) with a 5’6″, 119 lb (168cm, 54kg) stroke seat.
All MBA crews race with RANDALLfoils