We have updates on the three West Seattle rowers featured here early Sunday for making it to the national championships – but first, we’ve also received a report on a fourth! From Regina Arceo-Schulz:
Reece Schulz (above right), born and raised in West Seattle, did something that not too many people can say they did, he won the Lightweight Junior Men’s 2x three years in a row at the 2018 US Youth National Rowing Championship. He and this year’s partner, Ruben Luthra, finished the 2000 meters in 7:00.669 at Lake Natoma, CA. They were first in time trials and semi-finals over the three-day regatta.
Reece won last year with Cole Graham at Sarasota, Florida and 2016 with Nick Angelillo at Mercer Lake, New Jersey. A little side note, Reece’s older brothers Spencer Schulz and James Teodoro (JT) Schulz had won the same trophy in 2014. Reece and Ruben row at Seattle Rowing Center and thank their coaches, Conal Groom and Derek Deleuw, for all the hard training and support.
Kathy Lower also updated us on Reed Lower, a West Seattle High School senior who rows for Mount Baker:
His team got 16th in the nation for the Men’s Varsity 4+.
And Steve Cameron updated us on the two Fauntleroy residents he had e-mailed about over the weekend – Chief Sealth International High School senior Mackenna Cameron’s Green Lake Crew 8 seat team “made the Grand Final and came in 5th in the nation,” while Rohin Petram, a Vashon HS student, “finished 12th in his single and is only a Junior with another year to make it to the top.”