Stone Bridge ROCKS the 2021 VASRA State Championships

Stone Bridge rowing wrapped up its 2021 competitive season at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship regatta at Sandy Run Regional Park on the Occoquan Reservoir on June 19. Challenged to put – and keep – “Stone Bridge Over Everything” for this final competition, SBHS endured a grueling 76-race, 10+ hour day against boats from 35 schools across the Commonwealth with impressive results. This year’s medalists include:

  • Gold – Men’s Junior 4+ boat
    • Boat: Blue Hudson Sport
    • Coxswain: Jemma Guilliano
    • 1-seat: Paul Tucker
    • 2-seat: Sean McMichael
    • 3-seat: Colin Rotzler
    • 4-seat: Timothy “Mason” Sibley
    • Coach: Trevor Barry
  • Silver – Women’s Novice 4+ boat
    • Boat: R. Dangerfield
    • Coxswain: Robert Leonard
    • 1-seat: Adelin “Addy” Cowley
    • 2-seat: Alyssa “Aly” Dyer
    • 3-seat: Megan Helge
    • 4-seat: Avery Blake
    • Coach: Kate Copeland
  • Bronze – Women’s Novice 8+ boat
    • Boat: Coach Kayla McCormick
    • Coxswain: Marcela Silva
    • 1-seat: Emily Kittelson
    • 2-seat: Ellie Waltman
    • 3-seat: Sydney Hall
    • 4-seat: Greta Vaughn
    • 5-seat: Madison “Maddie” Lloyd
    • 6-seat: Andronika “Andi” Dyer
    • 7-seat: Isabela “Bela” Hillmann
    • 8-seat: Kyra DeStefano
    • Coach: Erik Kittelson

Beyond the medal count are several impressive facts:

  • The Men’s Junior 4+ gold medal boat is the only boat in Loudoun County to qualify for the national rowing championship this year…again
  • The Women’s Novice 8+ bronze medal boat is the first eight in Stone Bridge’s history to medal at States
  • Each of the remaining Stone Bridge boats broke their previous season records

Retiring after 5 years coaching the team, Head Coach Sean Thomas was extremely proud of the coaches & athletes and is confident in the team’s future. The June 21 end-of-season banquet involved many accolades, tears, memories, and heartfelt thanks for Coach Thomas’s many years of leadership.

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Upcoming events for the Stone Bridge Rowing team include:

September 2021

Saturday September 25

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Bulldog Pound the Ground 5k
20375 Claiborne Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147

October 2021

Saturday October 2

6:30 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Parents Social
McMichael's Home

Thursday October 7

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Board meeting
43100 Hay Rd
Ashburn VA 20147
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