SAN DIEGO, CA—July 28, 2014—Two athletes with San Diego Rowing Club (SDRC) have won gold medals at the prestigious US Rowing Club National Championships in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
SDRC junior men’s rowers Andrew Rose and James Jacoby were part of a victorious 8-man boat fielded by the Penn Athletic Club Rowing Association at the national club championships July 16-20. The event drew more than 1,500 athletes from more than 80 rowing clubs, and boats from 20 clubs vied by top honors in the 8-man division.
Rose, an incoming junior at La Jolla Country Day High School, and Jacoby, an incoming senior at Point Loma High School, were invited to row at Penn Athletic Club this summer as part of a national development program. Jacoby also brought home a gold medal as part of Penn Athletic Club’s winning 4-man “Quad” boat (4 rowers, 4 oars) at the national club championships..
Rose and Jacoby are both members of SDRC’s Varsity Men’s Team. SDRC is based on Mission Bay. The club’s 2014-2015 official season begins in late August.
Chris Callaghan, director of rowing for the SDRC’s Junior Program, said the new racing season offers returning SDRC athletes and new rowers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience with an eye toward moving into competitive college rowing programs. SDRC competes against local and regional rowing clubs at US Rowing-sanctioned races in San Diego, Orange County and Arizona. SDRC is actively recruiting for the new season.
“We’re very proud that Andrew and James were part of the US Rowing Club National Championships,” Callaghan said. “They are model student athletes and great ambassadors for SDRC and our more than 100 junior athletes.”
For more information on SDRC’s Junior Rowing Program and how to get involved in the 2014-2015 season, please visit www.sdrcjrs.com.