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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May 2022

Friday May 20

All Day
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Stotesbury Invitational Regatta
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Saturday May 21

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Monday May 23

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