West Side Rowing Club crews won two gold medals and 11 medals overall at the Row Ontario Championships in Welland, Ont.
The West Side U-19 Women’s eight took home gold with a crew of Samantha Lazar, Emma Vicaretti, Sophia Castillo, Tara Finlayson, Theresa Rusch, Mari Santangelo, Leah Shatkin, Emma Hobika and coxswain Kiera Bohen. The West Siders finished 7 seconds in front of a second-place crew from Saint Catharines.
The four-oared crew of Charlie Kwitchoff, Josh Hobika, Charles Pratt, Matt O’Connor and coxswain Charie Ivancic won the U-19, 9.5 seconds better than second-place Saint Catharines.
WSRC took silver medals in the U-17 Women’s fours and eights, the Senior Women’s pair without coxswain and U-19 Men’s eights. Bronze medals were won in the Senior Men’s pairs without coxswain and fours without coxswain, Senior Women’s eights, U-19 Men’s fours without coxswain and eights.