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West Side crews win two gold medals in Canadian Henley Regatta

West Side Rowing Club crews won two races and had six top three finishes in the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta last weekend in St. Catharines, Ont.

The WSRC Women's Under 19 Four won its division, beating out 45 other crews. Rani Patel (Sacred Heart), Samantha Lazar (Nichols), Tara Finlayson (Nardin), Sophia Castillo (Grand Island) and Elene Collier-Hezel (Park School) made up the winning crew. The other winning crew from West Side was the men's Under 23 Lightweight Four of Brady Stevens, Josh Hobika, David Gee and Michael Battaglia, beating out the Riverside Boat Club of Boston for the gold medal.

The Under 19 Women’s Eight -- Elle Fererri (Nichols), Collier-Hezel, Castillo, Finlayson, Lazar, Hanna Prince (Nichols), Kassie Moss (Grand Island), Katherine Bauer (Nardin) and Julia Stoll (Nardin) -- finished second to Community Rowing of Boston. The Senior Men's Lightweight Four (Stevens, Hobika, Gee, Battaglia) placed second in their event.

The Under 17 Women’s Eight and Senior Flyweight Four from the WSRC were third-place finishers.



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