Seattle rower Christopher Wales wins national youth title
Wales won in men's single sculling, and the Commencement Bay Rowing Club of Tacoma won the women's four with cox.
Christopher Wales of Seattle won in men's single sculling, and the Commencement Bay Rowing Club won the women's four with cox over the weekend at the Youth Rowing national championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Wales won in 7 minutes, 32.104 seconds, more than two seconds ahead of a rower from San Mateo, Calif.
The women from Tacoma's Commencement Bay — rowers Kadie Brown, Kathleen Petrich, Natalie Reetz and Courtney Thompson, and coxswain Aelish Lambert — won by 2.4 seconds over a Cincinnati crew. Everett Rowing Club, with Hannah Aikman as stroke, was third.
Vashon Island Rowing Club had runner-up finishes in men's double (Ryan Bingham and Gus Magnuson) and men's quad (with Bingham as stroke).
Third-place finishers included the Seattle Rowing Center's women's quad and the Mount Baker men's eight.